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Fleur-de-Links, June 22: Alvin Kamara joins Anthony Davis in ESPY Nominations

Will awards ever stop rolling in for AK41?

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Minneapolis, MN - Offensive Rookie of the Year winner Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints during media availabilities during the NFL Honors show at Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
Minneapolis, MN - Offensive Rookie of the Year winner Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints during media availabilities during the NFL Honors show at Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
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Breaking news on the New Orleans Saints and stories from around the NFC South.

Alvin Kamara, Anthony Davis snag ESPY nominations |
ESPN awards program set for July 18 in Los Angeles.

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Natrell Jamerson, Kamrin Moore's 'football IQ' helping Saints rookies navigate NFL learning curve |
Natrell Jamerson and Kamrin Moore have a lot in common.

Finding offensive line depth remains one of key questions for Saints this offseason |
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Saints' Benjamin Watson, NFL players respond to Donald Trump's pardon request |
Several players publish New York Times op-ed.

Saints' Alvin Kamara ranks atop fantasy football list |
Michael Thomas also gets high rankings among Saints players.

The New Orleans Saints Have to Close Out Games | Last Word on Pro Football
The Saints were ranked 27th last year for points given up in the fourth quarter. Their last three losses were to Minnesota, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta. In those four game the Saints gave up a combination of 40 points in the fourth quarter for the combined games. On average, that’s almost 14 points per game.

Idaho native creating buzz as Saints’ possible next QB. ‘I’ve never seen anyone like him’ | Idaho Statesman
The New Orleans Saints begin their mandatory minicamp June 12 with Taysom Hill battling to become the backup quarterback. The undrafted free agent from BYU and Idaho native is competing with Tom Savage and J.T. Barrett to back up Drew Brees.

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As a result of the recent report that Bucs Qb Winston is bracing for a suspension, we give you all the facts of how he might and might not miss games.


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Brett Favre discusses relationship with Aaron Rodgers in radio interview | Acme Packing Company
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