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Fleur-de-Links, April 11: Saints-Lamar Jackson a real possibility?

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The talented quarterback visited New Orleans this week.

LOUISVILLE, KY - Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) winds up to pass against the Virginia Cavaliers defense at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
LOUISVILLE, KY - Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) winds up to pass against the Virginia Cavaliers defense at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
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Word on the Street

Sources: Former Louisville QB Lamar Jackson visits Saints | Saints | theadvocate.com
The Saints are once again doing homework on quarterbacks.

Bears have until 3 p.m. Wednesday to match Saints offer to Cameron Meredith | NOLA.com
The offer sheet is reportedly worth $9.6 million over two years.

New Orleans Saints 2018 Draft hat revealed
See the cap the Saints first draft pick will wear.

Draft breakdown: Running back is one of the few spots Saints should avoid early in draft | theadvocate.com
The Saints could justify drafting a player at nearly every position. In the days leading up to the draft, we will evaluate each of those positions and make a case

Former Bucs C Joe Hawley putting NFL in past with epic 48-state journey - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Joe Hawley is moving on from football, giving away most of his possessions to take his custom van and dog for a monthslong odyssey across the U.S.

Laginappe

No Clear No. 1 QB in This Year's Draft; Here's Why | SI.com
Muddled draft projections could become the norm.

NFL Draft: Wide Receiver First-Round Busts | SI.com
Over the past three drafts, the 13 first-round wideouts have produced one Pro Bowler, and nine players who have never caught 40 passes in a season. From terminology, to routes, to how they’re taught to catch the ball, a look at why so many first-round receivers are becoming busts

NFL draft analysis is a cottage industry — and everyone wants to join the neighborhood | The Washington Post
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network — a former scout for three pro teams — is among the leading voices in what was a one-man field just a decade ago.

Why Arizona State hired Herm Edwards and fired Todd Graham | SBNation.com
The new leadership model created by Herm Edwards and Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson isn’t so new, but it could be a success story for an old partnership.