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Fleur-de-Links, July 5: the Legion of Boom has fallen, Reuben Foster suspended, Cam Jordan wed

It’s been a busy week around the NFL.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Brandon Coleman #16 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball against Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Brandon Coleman #16 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball against Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Word on the Street

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

Fake Super Bowl rings, including Saints', discovered by U.S. Customs: report |
There were 108 fake rings of various Super Bowl champs.

New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore enjoys home visit (video) |
Marshon Lattimore, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, recently participated in a football camp in his hometown of Cleveland.

New Orleans Saints wideout Ted Ginn Jr. lights it up at football camp (video) |
Ted Ginn Jr. teams up with other NFL players at Beachwood High School for a football camp.

Why Marcus Davenport was worth the trade | FanSided
The New Orleans Saints paid a steep price to select Marcus Davenport at the 2018 NFL Draft, but it was worth the price of doing business.

See photos of New Orleans Saints’ Cam Jordan’s wedding |
Just three weeks after New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan and his longtime partner, Nikki, welcomed their third baby, the pair got married in Elmwood on Saturday, June 30.

Philadelphia Eagles win wager, will wear home jerseys at New Orleans Saints | ESPN
After Eagles coach Doug Pederson won a friendly wager with Saints coach Sean Payton, Philadelphia will wear their green home colors in Week 11 when they visit the New Orleans, which will wear white - maybe Color Rush white.

MMQB: Dan Quinn Falcons’ Relationship With the Military |
Some would have you believe that NFL players are at odds with the U.S. military—it’s not the case, specifically on Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons. Plus, Chip Kelly returns to school while his influence on the NFL remains, why the Jaguars are bullish on Bortles, a look at a couple interesting prospects in the supplemental draft and more

Cover 3: Free Agent Signings Of The Licht Era; Who Starts At RG For Bucs? | Pewter Report
In this week’s Cover 3, Trevor Sikkema takes a look at all of the major free agent signings by Bucs GM Jason Licht. Plus a preview of the RG battle in camp.


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

NFL Suspends 49ers LB Reuben Foster for Two Games |
Foster will miss the first two games of 2018 for a suspension regarding the NFL's Conduct and Substances of Abuse policies.

Marquette King put Gucci Mane through a football beach workout |
Perhaps a future music collab could be arranged.

Meet the NFL’s New Generation of Superstar Pass Rushers | The Ringer

Players like Danielle Hunter, Joey Bosa, and Carl Lawson are poised to take over defensive lines near you. Who else is ready to join them?

Simulating the World Cup of College Football |
What if we put the 32 best college football teams through a group stage and knockout round?

NFL to allow teams to wear alternates three times | ProFootballTalk
”Color Rush” as a gimmick might be dead, but that doesn’t mean the uniforms are going away. In fact, they might become more prevalent in some precincts.

Finance to Football: Robert Saleh’s Story of Pursuing His Passion |
A profile of the 49ers defensive coordinator and his unusual path up the NFL coaching ranks.

Earl Thomas liked an Instagram post urging him to go to Dallas Cowboys, noting the Legion of Boom was done | Blogging The Boys
Time for some detective work on the Earl Thomas situation.

“Pray for Your Boy”: Kam Chancellor and the Somber New Reality of NFL Retirements | The Ringer

The former Seahawks safety announced his retirement Sunday, but instead of looking back and celebrating his eight-year career, his statement focused on an uncertain future