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Fleur-de-Links, May 8: Panthers add a 1,000-yard rushing running back

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C.J. Anderson and Christian McCaffrey might be a dangerous backfield.

DENVER, CO -  Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver  Broncos runs the ball in the second half against the Carolina Panthers defense at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.
DENVER, CO - Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball in the second half against the Carolina Panthers defense at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.
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Word on the Street

Not acquiring another pressure player might have been as risky for Saints as trading up to draft one | theadvocate.com
The Saints took a risk in trading up to draft Marcus Davenport.

Saints waive four players in addition to releasing Coby Fleener | NOLA.com
Fleener had a failed physical designation.

NFL's top 10 offenses: Saints, Patriots, Steelers top list | NFL.com
With the draft and free agency in the rearview, we can legitimately assess rosters for the 2018 campaign. So, which teams are poised to light up the scoreboard? Chris Wesseling ranks the top 10 offenses in the NFL today.

Patriots, Saints and Chargers still don’t have their QB of the future | SBNation.com
Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Philip Rivers aren’t getting any younger.

Panthers sign running back C.J. Anderson to 1-year deal | NFL.com
Carolina added a key piece to the backfield. The Panthers announced Monday they signed free-agent running back C.J. Anderson, who's coming off his first 1,000 yard season.

Falcons’ GM Dimitroff: Post-Matt Ryan focus now turns to looking at new deals | AtlantaFalcons.com
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff says the team will now turn their focus to looking into new deals for Grady Jarrett and Jake Matthews

Tampa Bay Buccaneers help renovate community center with 'day of service' | WFLA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, cheerleaders and Captain Fear joined in on day of service on Monday.

Lagniappe

Shaquem Griffin impresses Seahawks at weakside LB | NFL.com
Rookie minicamps around the league are often about teams and players finding a fit in schemes ahead of training camp. And for the Seahawks, the three days of a recently-concluded camp allowed the team to evaluate how linebacker Shaquem Griffin would fit at weakside linebacker.

Ben Roethlisberger's reaction to the Rudolph pick was classic "Big Ben" | Behind the Steel Curtain
Not only is Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger eager to play at least a few more years, his reaction to the Mason Rudolph pick was classic Big Ben.

2018 NFL Over-Under Win Totals: Vikings look like the NFC North's most complete team | CBSSports.com
Minnesota once again looks like a team that could take over the division

Eric Reid files collusion grievance against NFL, joins Colin Kaepernick | SBNation.com
The former Pro Bowl safety has gone throughout the offseason without any offers from NFL teams

Are the Buffalo Bills rebuilding or trying to win right now? | SBNation.com
Trades to land Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds struck a puzzling mix of rebuilding and ‘win now’ strategies.

How NFL Teams Evaluated Their Own 2015 Draft | The Ringer
Seeing which players were given fifth-year options and which weren’t is a pretty good clue as to how teams look at their own draft performance