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Jameis Winston is suspended three games, while Jerry Richardson has to donate more than $2-million to charity.

TAMPA, FL - Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets sacked by Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter of a game at Raymond James Stadium.
TAMPA, FL - Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets sacked by Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter of a game at Raymond James Stadium.
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Word on the Street

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Saints training camp questions: Super Bowl run in store for Brees? | USA Today
New Orleans came within one play of reaching the NFC Championship Game last year, and there's reason to believe the Saints will be strong again in 2018.

Saints tackle Terron Armstead, through foundation, building life-skills internship for kids back home | theadvocate.com
When Terron Armstead was 10 or 11, long before he developed into an NFL left tackle, a summer program changed his life.

Saints linebacker Demario Davis aids immigrant families at Texas border | NOLA.com
Davis: 'I don't care how much the world hates, I will always choose love.'

Even as concussion symptoms persist, Coby Fleener still hopes to return to NFL | NOLA.com
Former Saints tight end has been dealing with concussion symptoms since November.

Saints tackle Terron Armstead, through foundation, building life-skills internship for kids back home | theadvocate.com
When Terron Armstead was 10 or 11, long before he developed into an NFL left tackle, a summer program changed his life.

Drew Brees to athletic trainers: Adversity is opportunity | NOLA.com
Serving as the keynote speaker for the National Athletic Trainer's Convention, Saints QB spoke of rehabilitation in his career and his city.

Analyst: Drew Brees' legacy with Saints, city of New Orleans 'unlike any other' | theadvocate.com
As Drew Brees enters his 18th and possibly final NFL season, he's already reached rarefied air in the New Orleans sports consciousness.

Jameis Winston suspended 3 games; will miss season opener vs. Saints | NOLA.com
The Saints host the Buccaneers in Week 1.

NFL fines Panthers’ Jerry Richardson $2.75 million for workplace misconduct | SBNation.com
Soon-to-be-former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was accused of making sexually and racially inappropriate comments.

Why the hell did the NFL not give Jameis Winston a 6-game suspension? | SBNation.com
The NFL says sexual assault "has no place in the NFL under any circumstances," but gave Jameis Winston a slap on the wrist.

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Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali seriously considers retirement | The Kansas City Star
KC Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali, once one of the most most feared pass rushers in the NFL and whose 89 1/2 sacks rank second in team history, sounded like he was leaning toward returning in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio

Realistic Offseason Trades to Fill NFL Contenders' Biggest Holes | Bleacher Report
Moving is the worst. Packing turns into a part-time job, cardboard boxes become as valuable as faberge eggs and you inevitably lose what you want to keep and keep what you'd prefer to lose...

Tony Romo gives his current 'team to beat' in the NFL heading into the 2018 season | CBSSports.com
Tony Romo is really high on one team right now and it's not the Cowboys

Foles wants great Wentz career, even at his expense | NFL.com
Why is Nick Foles still sporting the visor and clipboard as the NFL's most overqualified backup? The Super Bowl MVP said he preferred to play for the Eagles, and behind Carson Wentz, than start for a dysfunctional franchise.

Virginia Tech’s Edmunds brothers, all in NFL, visit with fans at Harbor Park | Daily Press
Virginia Tech's three NFL-playing Edmunds brothers visit with fans at Harbor Park in Norfolk.

Who's the most clutch QB in the NFL today? | NFL.com
From Ben Roethlisberger to Tom Brady, check out this generation's most clutch QBs and decide for yourself.

New Helmet Rule Could Make NFL Unrecognizable | Bleacher Report
It's the 2018 season, December in Carolina, and the Panthers are in the postseason hunt. They are playing the division-leading Saints, and quarterback Cam Newton is scrambling...

Mason Rudolph is a football junkie, and that is great for the Steelers | Behind the Steel Curtain
Not every football player is cut from the same cloth, and Mason Rudolph certainly is one who is bred from a football family.

Anthony Barr or Stefon Diggs: (If) There Can Be Only One | Daily Norseman
There might not be enough money for both

“Fanalytics” put Vikings fans near the bottom of the NFL | Daily Norseman
Well, they’re wrong then, aren’t they?

Jameis Winston’s 3-game ban could affect Packers’ extra ‘19 1st-rounder | Acme Packing Company
The Packers own a 2019 first-round pick from the Saints, who now open the season against a Buccaneers team missing its starting quarterback.