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Fleur-de-Links, April 3: Marques Colston, private investor

Saints past and present are making moves off the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA:  New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) takes the field prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at the  Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA: New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) takes the field prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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It’s always cool to see former New Orleans Saints thriving in life after football. Marques Colston has put his talents as an entrepreneur to good use, managing an arena league football team among other interests. Now he’s giving back by starting a program for other retired athletes to hit the ground running as private investors. All that and more in today’s daily links:

Word on the Street

Super Bowl champ Marques Colston helps other players become investors
New Orleans Saints' Marques Colston saw an opportunity to provide an additional resource for NFL players once they left the field for good.

Saints have 'great vision' of utilizing Kurt Coleman on defense | NOLA.com
Coleman joined Saints on 3-year deal

Baker Mayfield says Drew Brees is a big influence on his game | Saints | theadvocate.com
INDIANAPOLIS — Baker Mayfield grew up loving Brett Favre, an influence that is evident now in the way the Heisman Trophy winner improvises and makes plays on the fly.

Migos’ Quavo plans to put Falcons QB Matt Ryan ‘on ice’ - The Falcoholic
This is surprisingly not an April Fool’s joke.

Licht Looking Forward To Bucs "Kicking Ass This Year" | Pewter Report
Bucs G.M. Jason Licht was interviewed by NFL Network's Peter Schrager and said he's looking forward to his team having a better year and "kicking ass."

Carolina Panthers bidder Ben Navarro expected to visit Charlotte Tuesday, per report - Cat Scratch Reader
Navarro is be the second prospective bidder to make a visit to Charlotte.

Lagniappe

Lamar Jackson, His Mother, No Agent, NFL Draft Plans | SI.com
He was already one of the year’s most polarizing prospects, even before a string of decisions during the pre-draft process caused some NFL teams to bristle. Through it all, Jackson and his mother are the same as they’ve always been: silent and singularly focused on making him a starting quarterback.

‘Let’s eat!!!’ The true story of Andy Reid’s seven-cheese mac and cheese recipe - The Washington Post
No whey! Here's how a 23-year old NFL writer wound up getting an NFL coach's recipe at the airport.

24 Hours at the NFL scouting combine | SI.com
The MMQB flooded the zone in Indy last Saturday to capture all the really important stuff, beyond the workouts, that goes down at the combine

Nick Chubb says the Atlanta Falcons are “showing me a lot of love” - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons may add the big back from UGA.

Baker Mayfield Combine, Pro Day, Browns, Jets, Dolphins | SI.com
The quarterback feels good about his time in Indianapolis, from handling questions about his actions off the field to showing his advanced understanding of what happens on the field. A handful of teams—as well as one head coach he bumped into on a flight—seem to have come away impressed