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NEW ORLEANS, LA - An exterior view of the Mercedes-Benz  Superdome before the Kansas City Chiefs play the New Orleans Saints  on  September 23, 2012.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - An exterior view of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome before the Kansas City Chiefs play the New Orleans Saints on September 23, 2012.
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Word on the Street

Home cooking: New Orleans Saints get chance to ease into bear of a 2018 schedule | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints bounced back to prominence last season, riding an eight-game winning streak to the NFC South title and their first playoff berth in four seasons.

New Orleans Saints, Gatorade will host 7-on-7 Regional Tournament | NewOrleansSaints.com
Tournament is June 23rd at the New Orleans Saints practice facility in Metairie, LA.

WR Willie Snead now a Baltimore Raven after New Orleans Saints decline to match offer sheet | ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have declined to match the Baltimore Ravens' two-year, $7 million offer to restricted free-agent wide receiver Willie Snead.

Saints prove they're back among NFL's elite with 5 prime-time games | NOLA.com
Tis the Saints season for a 'Dirty Bird' Thanksgiving

Julio Jones' social media purge has people in a panic | FanSided
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has made his Twitter account private and removed all of his Falcons connections. Is it time to panic, Atlanta?

Lagniappe

The Anatomy of a Unique First Round | The Ringer
The NFL draft has followed some trends over the last several years, but this installment may be much different. Is it just an aberration or the beginning of a league-wide shift?

Jon Gruden eager to practice with Oakland Raiders | SI.com
The revived Raiders coach exudes exuberance as his team’s first practices near. Here are five things Gruden shared in a wide-ranging conversation. Other sections include: draft buzz galore, like why Saquon Barkley might slip; the drama surrounding Tom Brady; why Case Keenum’s at ease in Denver; and more

The 5 Levels of NFL Draft Hell | SB Nation
A Dante-inspired dictionary for the NFL Draft.

DRAFT GUIDE: Arif Hasan's Consensus Board | Zone Coverage
OTHER CONSENSUS BOARD CONTENT: Forecasters vs Evaluators Most Polarizing Players 2018 Big Board Awards The Consensus Big Board is here! We've gathered of 35 big boards this year and will be adding more until the day of the draft to hit more than 40 boards from evaluators like Mike Mayock, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and

NFL Draft 2018: Dream Fit for Every Team | Bleacher Report
Front offices across the league have spent months preparing their big boards to find the elite talent that could fill roster needs. Now, those same decision-makers hope the board falls the right way in the draft.