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Fleur-de-Links, June 19: Saints-Chargers schedule joint training camp sessions

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It’s the second time in two years the teams will share practice time.

Carson, CA - New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (left) and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram pose after exchanging jerseys after an NFL preseason football game at StubHub Center.
Carson, CA - New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (left) and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram pose after exchanging jerseys after an NFL preseason football game at StubHub Center.
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Saints headed back to Los Angeles for joint practices against Chargers | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints are going to take a couple of extra days in Los Angeles again this year.

New Orleans Saints, USA Football award grants to local youth football programs | NewOrleansSaints.com
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the New Orleans Saints recently awarded grants for new equipment, uniforms and other resources to youth and scholastic football programs throughout the New Orleans area.

New Orleans Saints aim to build on momentum with reloaded defense | ESPN
New Orleans paid a hefty price for many of its offseason additions, but the cost won't matter should another playoff run happen in 2018.

Delvin Breaux returns to CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats on 1-year deal | ESPN
Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux is returning to the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he was an all-star in 2014.

Drew Brees Makes Significant Investment In Comfortable Clothing Brand UNTUCKit | Forbes.com
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has made a significant investment in apparel brand UNTUCKit and will appear in advertising for the company as it seeks to expand its presence.

Alvin Kamara makes NFL Network's list of Top 100 players at No. 20 | NewOrleansSaints.com
Kamara led all rookies with 14 touchdowns and ranked second with 1,554 yards from scrimmage

2018 Bucs' Opponent in Question: New Orleans Saints | Buccaneers.com
You’ve got questions about the Buccaneers’ 2018 opponents, we’ve got answers. First up are the division-rival New Orleans Saints, who the Bucs will visit for their season opener on September 9, 2018.

Kids taunt Panthers QB Cam Newton at Bradenton football camp | Bradenton Herald
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton confronted a group of hecklers at a 7v7 high school football camp in Bradenton, Fla. The kids heckled him for his loss in Super Bowl 50, and threatened to fight him.

DJ Moore contract signed with Carolina Panthers | Charlotte Observer
Carolina Panthers first-round draft pick DJ Moore signed his rookie contract Monday, nearly two months after the Panthers selected him 24th. Moore, a receiver from Maryland, is the last of the Panthers' eight draft picks to sign.

Report: Falcons concerned about Julio Jones working with Terrell Owens | Yahoo! Sports
Julio Jones is working out with Terrell Owens, and the Falcons reportedly aren't happy.

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Titans' aggressive offseason designed to help Marcus Mariota | ESPN
The Titans' biggest changes affected the coaching staff and offensive scheme with the hope of unleashing their young QB and becoming a contender.

Long Relief – Pittsburghers gave the Pirates 460,000 pounds of Puerto Rico relief supplies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive
This is what happened next.

Doug Marrone earned buy-in from Jaguars the old-fashioned way | NFL.com
The Jaguars didn't initially love life under Doug Marrone. Then they enjoyed a breakthrough season. Now that the no-nonsense coach has buy-in, Mike Garafolo writes, he's doing everything in his power to fight against a new challenge in Jacksonville: complacency.

What every NFL coach is probably thinking during their short offseason | SBNation.com
NFL teams are taking a short break before training camp starts, but the coaches still have plenty to think about.

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan refuses to concede job | NFL.com
Seahawks veteran punter Jon Ryan may lose his job to fifth-round draft pick Michael Dickson. However, the 36-year-old isn't planning to go down without a fight.

If the NFL wants better QBs, it should develop them in a minor league | SBNation.com
Spend some money and take a lesson from other sports.

Manziel’s Last Chance: How He Landed in the CFL | SI.com
The CFL season kicks off with Johnny Manziel as a backup on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. His strange path continues

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger not fretting new contract | NFL.com
Ben Roethlisberger has two years left on a contract that goes through the 2019 season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller isn't looking to break the bank when the time comes for a new deal.

A 2018 NFL offseason guide to player holdouts | SBNation.com
Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Julio Jones are a few of the players angling for new contracts this summer.