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Fleur-de-Links, April 10: Cameron Meredith watch continues

Will he stay in Chicago or will he go to NO?

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 09: Cameron Meredith #81 of the Chicago Bears  catches a touchdown pass against Patrick Robinson #25 of the  Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 09: Cameron Meredith #81 of the Chicago Bears catches a touchdown pass against Patrick Robinson #25 of the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Word on the Street

If Saints have a bias against LSU, so does the rest of NFL against their in-state colleges | theadvocate.com
Greg Gilmore was a little confused when the Saints invited him to sit down for an interview at the Senior Bowl.

Ravens were chasing RFA Cam Meredith too, Bears have until Wednesday | Saints Wire
The Baltimore Ravens pursued Cam Meredith, but he signed the Saints offer sheet. The Bears have until Wednesday to match.

Falcons add to coaching staff, hire two defensive assistants
The Falcons announced the hiring of two defensive assistants Monday afternoon.

NFL star Matt Ryan and wife bring twins home from NICU, talk pregnancy troubles - TODAY.com
The Falcons star and his wife revealed their twin boys each spent more than a month in the NICU after being born prematurely.

Felix Sabates no longer pursuing Panthers investment | Charlotte Observer
Charlotte businessman Felix Sabates has been working since December 2017 to pull together a group to potentially buy the Carolina Panthers. Now he is dropping plans to invest in the NFL team because the price is too high.

Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly ranked among top linebackers by Pro Football Focus - Cat Scratch Reader
Kuechly slides to number three in their rankings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Winston vows to maximize DJax in 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston responds to an article about DeSean Jackson, vowing to make DJax the weapon he was brought in to be

Bucs OT Donovan Smith: Shephard’s Beach Resort enforced dress code on me, not others
Bucs offensive tackle Donovan Smith said he was denied entry into Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach on Sunday because he was wearing a jersey, even though other patrons were in similar atti

Lagniappe

Khalil Mack skips start of Raiders’ workout program | Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Raiders have no doubt that, somewhere, Khalil Mack is working. On Monday morning, he wasn’t with them.

Private workouts for NFL prospects have to go | Yahoo! Sports
Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson played 35 college games, worked out at the combine and at his school’s pro day. NC State defensive end Kentavius Street had an even longer resume for NFL teams to peruse. He had 46 college games of tape for teams to watch, and also worked out at the combine and the Wolfpack’s pro day. You’d think that would be enough for NFL teams.

Reception Perception: D.J. Moore Will Help Create the Layup Throws | The Fantasy Footballers Podcast
The NFL game is changing. Good play-callers are prioritizing the pursuit of “layup throws” for their quarterbacks. Whether it be by spread formations, play design or route allocation, the NFL is waking up to the idea that offensive minds can help make their quarterback’s life easier by design.

The real reason ex-Gators coach Jim McElwain took a loss on his Florida home isn’t so funny
Jim McElwain and his family didn't have to accept the offer that became a punchline. At first, they didn't. So here's why the McElwains ultimately agreed to the $400,000 hit — the one that led to digs about taking another loss after a 22-12 run at Florida.

Baker Mayfield Role in Oklahoma Air Raid Offense | SI.com
NFL coaches have been skeptical about Air Raid quarterbacks over the years, many of whom look to the sideline for calls and adjustments. We went to Sooners head coach/offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to find out just what kind of responsibilities Mayfield had.