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Fleur-de-Links, April 19: WWL begins search for Jim Henderson’s successor

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The iconic play-by-play caller stepped away from the booth, casting a long shadow on the spot next to color analyst Deuce McAllister.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley (5) is mobbed by teammates after hitting a gaming winning field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings to win the 2009 NFC Championship Game  at the Louisiana Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley (5) is mobbed by teammates after hitting a gaming winning field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings to win the 2009 NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome.
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Word on the Street

Voice of the Saints likely to be familiar one, but perhaps WWL should consider wild-card option | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints need to find their voice after long-time play-by-play man Jim Henderson relinquished the post earlier this year.

Saints' Marcus Williams using missed tackle as extra motivation this offseason | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams has notes of encouragement throughout his home near the team facility in Metairie.

Sources: Keenan Lewis negotiating settlement in injury grievance with Saints | theadvocate.com
Former Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis and his former team are negotiating a settlement over an injury grievance he filed, multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The New Orleans Advocate on Tuesday.

Retired Saints great Zach Strief, now tackling craft beer, hosts party in Who Dat gratitude | theadvocate.com
Zach Strief never got that last game: the one when he would know going in that it marked the end of his football career.

Greg Olsen says he wants to play for Panthers 3-5 more years | Panthers Wire
Greg Olsen says he wants to play for Panthers 3-5 more years

Lagniappe

This Startup's 2 Helmets Are Officially the Safest in Football, According to the NFL | Inc.com
The Startup's Two Helmets Are Officially the Safest in Football, According to the NFL

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We’ve now eclipsed 1,000 mock drafts for our consensus, so who’s picking whom and where?

Sports in the age of cannabis | SB Nation
We, as a nation, are changing the way we feel about cannabis.

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Will the Giants pass on a quarterback for Barkley?

Why the Seahawks gave fringe player Isaiah Battle a roster bonus | Field Gulls
Many observers this offseason have been critical of the way the Seattle Seahawks have handled several personnel matters, from the release of Richard Sherman to the team cutting DeShawn Shead...

No peaking: Teams seek unfinished products in NFL draft | ESPN
A big part of having a successful draft is finding prospects with less wear and tear who still have plenty of room to develop.