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Fleur-de-Links, May 15: Carolina Panthers sell; still owned by Saints

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The Panthers will be sold after losing to the Saints three times in about four months.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Jonathan Freeny #55 of the New Orleans  Saints reacts after sacking Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their Wild Card Round game at  the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Jonathan Freeny #55 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after sacking Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their Wild Card Round game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Word on the Street

Deon Yelder hoping to become complete tight end with Saints | NOLA.com
Yelder was a top target for the Saints after the draft.

Saints release linebacker Adam Bighill | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints have made a flurry of signings in the aftermath of this weekend's rookie minicamp, and the flip side of those additions is that the team must cut some players to remain under the 90-man roster limit.

Panthers' Russell Shepard refuses pay cut, will be free agent | Charlotte Observer
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Russell Shepard has asked for his release after refusing to take a pay cut, sources said. The move will save the Panthers a little more than $2.1 million against the salary cap.

David Tepper finalizes deal to buy Panthers, report says | Sporting News
The Panthers will have a new owner sooner than later. Steelers minority owner David Tepper has finalized a deal to purchase the team, WBNG.com reported Monday

Former Falcon DeAngelo Hall retires from the NFL | The Falcoholic
The former top pick has played an incredible 14 seasons in the NFL.

Lagniappe

What does the Supreme Court’s decision on gambling mean for the NFL? | SBNation.com
The NFL stands to profit in a lot of ways from the ruling.

Former NFL QB's advice to Baker Mayfield: 'Remember who you are' | Sporting News
Baker Mayfield faces enormous expectations this season as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

2018 NFL Salaries: Jimmy Garoppolo And The Top Salary Cap Hits For Quarterbacks | Forbes.com
Now that the quarterback market has reset three times this offseason, we check in on Jimmy Garoppolo and the five quarterbacks with the highest cap hits for the 2018 NFL season.

The 12 NFL teams that built playoff rosters this offseason | 247Sports
Since the conclusion of the 2017 season, NFL teams have been tirelessly rebuilding their rosters for 2018.

Chad Kelly, Denver Broncos quarterback, to challenge for backup job | The Denver Post
Kelly, who was taken with the final pick of the 2017 draft, missed all of last season while recovering from wrist surgery.