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Mark Ingram also explains his absence during OTA’s.

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Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) and  running back Alvin Kamara (41) look on during minicamp at the Ochsner  Sports Performance Center.
Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) and running back Alvin Kamara (41) look on during minicamp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Word on the Street

Despite skipping OTAs, Saints RB Mark Ingram says he's 'not angry' with his contract | ESPN
Mark Ingram said he was not holding out for a new contract when he decided to skip the New Orleans Saints' OTAs and offseason conditioning program. Rather, he just wanted to change up his regimen and work out on his own heading into his eighth NFL season.

Saints' Andrus Peat expects to be healthy for training camp | NOLA.com
Fourth-year offensive lineman is still recovering from surgery on a broken fibula.

Saints bring 'fastest man in college football' in for minicamp tryout | NOLA.com
Scouts timed him at 4.22 seconds in 40-yard dash at Tennessee Pro Day in 2017.

Five things to watch during the Saints' mandatory minicamp this week | theadvocate.com
An opening glimpse of the 2018 edition of the New Orleans Saints is finally available.

Colts Trying Out Eight Players Including CB Keenan Lewis | NFLTradeRumors.co
The report comes from George Bremer, Colts beat writer and sports editor for The Herald Bulletin .

Reggie Bush reacts on Twitter after jury orders Rams to pay him $12.5M for 2015 injury | Rams Wire
The Rams were ordered to pay Reggie Bush about $12.5 million for an injury he suffered at the Edward Jones Dome in 2015.

The 28 | NOLA.com
DJ Jubilee, a former football coach in Central City New Orleans, is haunted by the deaths of 28 former players. He's fighting to save the next generation.

The Children of Central City | NOLA.com
In Central City New Orleans, kids are often exposed to violence, traumatizing their bodies and brains. See the effects through the eyes of the A.L. Davis Park Panthers youth football team.

Lagniappe

How we grade offensive and defensive linemen | Pro Football Focus
Senior Analyst Mike Renner outlines how the team at Pro Football Focus grades offensive and defensive linemen.

The WORST soccer team we could build out of U.S. pro athletes | SBNation.com
Talking about the best possible team is easy. Let’s take it to the next level.

Cover 3: An American Football Fan's Guide To The World Cup; Counterparts For All 32 NFL Teams | Pewter Report
In this week's Cover 3, Trevor Sikkema of Pewter Report goes off script to give you a World Cup guide in the language of American football.

Terrell Owens Can Do What He Wants with the HOF | Bleacher Report
Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Why Terrell Owens doesn't have to show up for his own party. Why teammates are right to believe in Dak Prescott. Why Falcons fans shouldn't be too concerned about Julio Jones. And more.

Former Colts GM Ryan Grigson lands with Seahawks | NFL.com
According to his agent, former Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has joined the Seattle Seahawks' personnel department.

Pederson: Time for Eagles to 'rip off the dog masks' | NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles played the underdog card all the way to Super Bowl LII. Head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday it's time for the Eagles to 'rip off the dog masks' and 'be the hunted.'

Ravens tinkering with Lamar Jackson in two-QB sets | NFL.com
Joe Flacco remains the Baltimore Ravens' starting quarterback for now, which has induced the coaching staff to look for ways to use first-round pick Lamar Jackson.

NFL Superstar Club: Carson Wentz in, Andrew Luck out | NFL.com
Which players are set to join the NFL's most elite ranks, and who will be leaving the group in the upcoming season? Dan Hanzus reveals his predictions for the 2018 NFL Superstar Club.