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Fleur-de-Links, May 16: Saints Klein, Watson keep charity softball tradition going

This year’s beneficiaries include Son of a Saint and Team Gleason.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints fans gather in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to kickoff before a season-opening game against the Minnesota Vikings in 2010.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints fans gather in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to kickoff before a season-opening game against the Minnesota Vikings in 2010.
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Word on the Street

A.J. Klein, Benjamin Watson set Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game for June 6 | theadvocate.com
An NFL roster is always changing, but the Black & Gold Celebrity Softball game has always been able to find a new Saint to run one of the team’s biggest charity events.

Pass rusher in hand, Saints take aim at unlocking Marcus Davenport's immense potential | theadvocate.com
Pressure is going to be a part of Marcus Davenport's early career with the Saints.

Saints hoping 6-foot-10 Nate Wozniak can make smooth transition to offensive tackle | NOLA.com
Wozniak played tight end for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

People often don't see Boston Scott coming, and that's the way he likes it | theadvocate.com
New Saints RB Boston Scott knows he’s short. He’s heard about it his whole life.

Donald Trump will face more NFL resistance with David Tepper buying Panthers | SI.com
David Tepper, the newest NFL owner, has been outspoken about his disdain for President Donald Trump. How will this impact issues down the road?

Saints finally stable at linebacker, but who plays where? | NOLA.com
Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen faces quite the challenge in evaluating the team's linebacker group

Lagniappe

Supreme Court sports gambling decision: 6 winners and 4 losers | SBNation.com
Legalized sports betting could become a reality. That’s good for some parties and bad for others.

Atlas shrugged? Film analysis of Taylor Decker’s post-injury 2017 play | Lions Wire
Bryce Rossler breaks down Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker's post-laburm injury 2017 performances.

Bomani Jones Has a Funny Joke for You | GQ
How did an economics major with a small radio show became one of ESPN's biggest stars?

Agent anger at NFLPA grows amid changes | SportsBusiness Journall
The agent, a self-described litigation attorney from New York City, was blunt. “You are buying yourself lawsuits,” he told NFL Players Association officials and others gathered in March for the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

Why NFL rivals should only play once a season, like in college football | SBNation.com
The NFL would be more fun if division rivals met once a year.

Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn Graduates College | SI.com
It set an example for his players, it taught him how to be a better coach, and it fulfilled a promise to his late sister. On Saturday, nearly 30 years after he became the first person in his family to go to college, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn walked across the stage as a graduate.

Get Moving, Canada! NFL PLAY 60 Flies North for Year Three | NFL Canada
For the third consecutive season, NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and wellness campaign, comes to Canada in partnership with developmental football programs, encouraging Canada’s next generation to get active for 60 minutes a day.