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Fleur-de-Links, June 23: NFL announces training camp dates for all 32 teams

Fan-friendly practices are just a month (and some change) away.

Metairie, LA - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center Training Facility.
Metairie, LA - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center Training Facility.
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Word on the Street

Breaking news on the New Orleans Saints and stories from around the NFC South.

Saints veterans report for training camp July 25 | NOLA.com
Rookies to report on July 17.

New Orleans Saints announce roster moves | NewOrleansSaints.com
The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed RB Terrance West and have waived WR Paul Turner. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

When NFL players begin giving back, their first instinct is often a free football camp back home | theadvocate.com
Days after the NFL collectively broke minicamps across the country last week, scattering players and coaches for their final offseason break, the field at the Saints' indoor facility was full.

Pelicans or Saints: Which team had the better draft day hat this year? | NOLA.com
Which team did a better job designing their draft day hats?

Meet the man behind New Orleans' LeBron James billboards and other 'LeBrow' raising ideas | theadvocate.com
Roughly translated, it's "Let the Bron Times Roll." And if LeBron James shocks the world and chooses to play basketball in New Orleans, he’ll have one heck of a catchphrase

Jameis Winston’s reported 3-game suspension appears to be plea deal | Sporting News
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for three games to start the 2018 season, according to multiple reports.

Falcons’ new super premium tailgating is probably going to be very expensive | The Falcoholic
The new tailgating spot is will have a parking and concierge service. The price? If you are asking, you probably can’t afford it.

Carolina Panthers and Daryl Williams not close to a new deal - Cat Scratch Reader
The fourth year right tackle and the team are apparently very far apart in their salary negotiations.

Lagniappe

The latest updates from far and wide around the NFL, and the greater world of sports.

Melvin Ingram wants to play tight end. The Chargers should let him | SBNation.com
Melvin Ingram is one of the NFL’s best pass rushers. If he wants to play some tight end, we’d love to see it.

The Patrick Mahomes Hype Train Is Already Leaving the Station | The Ringer
Kansas City’s talented sophomore passer has everything he needs to thrive as he takes over the starting quarterback job

ESPN Announces 2018 Sports Humanitarian Award Nominees and Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Honorees | ESPN MediaZone U.S.
The fourth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards, presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, is a celebration of the impact made by athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who use the power of sport to make a difference throughout the world.

Manning Passing Academy counselor list for 2018 includes 10 QBs from SEC | NOLA.com
Also there will be Jonathan Banks from Tulane, Chase Fourcade from Nicholls.

What a Handful of Odd NFL Stats From 2017 Could Tell Us About 2018 | The Ringer
Every season has statistical quirks, but for team like the Browns and Rams, and players like Marcus Mariota and Philip Rivers, will some trends continue, or regress to the mean?

Former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Arrested on Domestic Battery Charges | Bleacher Report
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was arrested and charged with battery and child endangerment in May.

NFL All-22 Film Room: Defending Trips-Bunch Formations on Defense | Cover1
Most NFL offenses operate out of Trips-Bunch formations. Here we use NFL All-22 film to break down various ways defenses attack those formations, overviewing Cover 1, 2 and 3 along with various checks and wrinkles.

Can the Giants Transition Into a New Era While Clinging to Their Past? | The Ringer
With Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, and Saquon Barkley in tow, New York fans have reason to dream big entering the 2018 NFL season. They also have reason to question the direction of the franchise.