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Fleur-de-Links, June 5: Marshon Lattimore still wants payback for teams that passed on him

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The reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year wants to intercept a pass from each team that didn’t draft him.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans  Saints intercepts the ball against the Chicago Bears at the  Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts the ball against the Chicago Bears at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Word on the Street

Benjamin Watson's ability to adapt is what keeps him ticking as he returns for second stint with Saints | theadvocate.com
The torn Achilles tendon Benjamin Watson suffered in the 2016 preseason was the kind of injury that could have ended his career.

Affecting the passer goes far beyond sacks for Saints defense | NOLA.com
The Saints had a significant uptick in passes defensed in 2017.

Saints linebacker Nate Stupar 'feeling great,' expects to be fully healthy soon | NOLA.com
Stupar had an interception during OTAs last Thursday.

Saints star Marshon Lattimore 'trying to become a legend' | ESPN
Coming off a spectacular rookie season, the CB is learning the nuances of the position and plans to be "10 times better than what I was last year."

NFL training camp preview: New Orleans Saints - NFL.com
NFL teams will head off for training camps at the end of July. To tide you over until the official report dates, here's a few things to know about the New Orleans Saints.

New kickoff rules could change how Saints construct their roster | theadvocate.com
Predicting the 53-man roster is going to be a little more difficult this year.

Notes and observations from Thursday's organized team activity | Saints | theadvocate.com
Notes and observations from Thursday's organized team activity.

Lagniappe

The Biggest Risk Every NFL Team Is Taking in 2018 | Bleacher Report
There are only so many quality football players to go around. The difference between a starting-caliber player and a backup in the NFL is considerable, which is why some veterans are paid 15 times more than others.

The Five NFL Players Who Really Need a Bounce-Back Year | The Ringer
Young guys reign supreme in football, so a handful of veterans who have underperformed in recent years need a renaissance in the biggest way

NFL win total projections for all 32 teams in 2018
29 of ESPN Nation's 32 beat writers think the teams they cover will hit the over on their projected win totals.

MMQB: Dolphins Reset, Patriots Regroup, NFL Recharges | SI.com

June means stock-taking in pro football, so in our newest incarnation of the Monday column, Albert Breer tackles the top issues—especially what’s cooking in Miami and New England, and which defensive stars face a contract showdown—as minicamps kick off this week.

The top eight slot cornerbacks for 2018 | Pro Football Focus
PFF's Eric Eager showcases the league's top slot cornerbacks for 2018, a position increasingly valuable for NFL defenses.

San Francisco 49ers: Team tweaks Solomon Thomas' weight | The Sacramento Bee
The San Francisco 49ers updated their roster recently to more accurately reflect players' weights.

Bears re-sign Zach Miller, who may not even play in 2018 | SBNation.com
Chicago stepped up to take care of its injured tight end.