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NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) breaks from the huddle with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) breaks from the huddle with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during a game against the Atlanta Falcons 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.

Saints’ Sean Payton lost jersey bet to Eagles coach, but Round 2? A few betting stakes ideas | theadvocate.com
While awaiting the start of NFL training camps later this month, we turn our attention to Round 2 of a spirited golf duel between New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and coach Doug Pederson of the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Did Drew Brees Pad His Stats in Garbage Time? By Brad Oremland
What I thought was an off-hand musing about Drew Brees’ production in low-leverage situations (for my ongoing series about the greatest statistical QBs in history) sparked a surprisingly contentious debate about whether Brees had padded his stats in garbage time.

New Orleans linebacker Demario Davis is a real Saint | KLFY Acadiana
When the New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Demario Davis, they were looking to bolster their defense. The organization, though, has gotten so much more than just a linebacker who will play well on Sunday.

Benjamin Watson Leads NFL Players in Meeting With Dominican Republic’s VP to Discuss Fight Against Sex Trafficking | BCNN1
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, a devout Christian, led a group of NFL players in meeting with the Dominican Republic’s Vice President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández on behalf of the world’s largest anti-sex trafficking organization, International Justice Mission.

New Orleans Saints Marcus Williams unveils intense workout video | 247Sports
The second year safety was among the NFL’s most efficient tacklers. Except that one time.

Alvin Kamara, Jalen Reeves-Maybin troll Butch Jones’ ‘champions of life’ quote | SBNation.com
This is glorious.

Lagniappe

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

Fantasy football 2018: Scout’s analysis on every team | SI.com
You want the truth? Can you handle the truth? If so, then plunge ahead and pay close attention as an NFL insider offers his unfiltered opinions on the skill players and schemes of every offense in the league.

Brian Schottenheimer's Impact on the Seahawks' 2018 Fantasy Outlook | 4for4
Since 2011, Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell worked hand-in-hand to orchestrate the Seahawks' offensive scheme. They hit their apex from 2014–2015, finishing in the top 10 in both total yards and points scored in each of those seasons. Over the past two years, though, their offensive numbers have waned and the 2018 offseason saw Brian Schottenheimer replace Bevell as Seattle's offensive coordinator.

Hunter S. Thompson told the Colts to draft Ryan Leaf over Peyton Manning | SBNation.com
Bad at NFL scouting. Great at drugs, though.

Super Bowl 53 odds: 49ers still getting the most Super Bowl money bet on them | Niners Nation
The 2018 offseason is just about finished, which means 90-man rosters are mostly set and position competitions will get going in earnest at the starting of training camp.

Eagles have one of the longest NFL travel schedules in 2018 | Bleeding Green Nation
Season over.