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Fleur-de-Links, January 25: Benjamin Watson, Saints, call out Roger Goodell’s inaction

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The Saints are still pretty upset, understandably

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Saints News:

Rams Vs Saints: Congressman Calls for NFL Commissioner to Testify in Front of Anti-trust Committee after No-call
Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) wants Roger Goodell to “answer some important questions” over the NFC Championship Game.

'SAINTS GOT ROBBED' billboards pop up around Atlanta for the Super Bowl | wwltv.com
Local entrepreneur Matt Bowers said he just did what any New Orleanian would do

New Orleans Fan Calls Out NFL With Saints Billboards | Time
A diehard Saints fan decided to rent out billboards in Atlanta to voice his displeasure with New Orleans' NFC Championship loss.

If there’s glory in anger, Saints fans found it | nola.com
Usually I can’t condone sheer rage, but the weird ways we're coping sure are fun.

Top 10 Salary Cap Hits Facing The 2019 New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints will look to become contenders again in 2019, and the front office will have some financial decisions to make when ti comes to how they attack the new league year with some of the contracts on the books.

Saints' Mickey Loomis: Loss falls under category of 'life's not fair' - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN
The New Orleans GM acknowledges "the disappointment will never go away" for the team or the fan base following the no-call in the NFC title game.

P.J. Williams of New Orleans Saints arrested on DWI charge
Saints CB P.J. Williams was arrested on a DWI charge after he was stopped by police for driving 80 mph in a 50 mph zone. He refused a breath test.

Saints' Benjamin Watson rips Roger Goodell's no-call public silence -- 'Lead by example'
Veteran Saints tight end Benjamin Watson implored NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to "lead by example" and address the officiating error that cost New Orleans a shot to reach the Super Bowl this past Sunday.

NFL News:

Senior Bowl notebook, Day 3: Deebo Samuel caps off great week - NFL.com
MVP of Senior Bowl week? It might just be South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel, who stole the show again on Day 3 of practice. See who else shined on Thursday. Plus, perspective from Jon Gruden and more.

Three former Georgia players named among NFL's best rookies
The Bulldogs are once again showing out in the NFL.

Dee Ford on franchise tag: 'If it happens, it happens' - NFL.com
Chiefs LB Dee Ford could have his fair share of suitors if he makes it to free agency. But there's always the chance Kansas City re-signs him or franchises him. Ford said he wouldn't mind the latter.

Brandin Cooks purposely dropped pass before GW FG - NFL.com
In Los Angeles' NFC Championship Game triumph, Brandin Cooks played a pivotal role, catching a team-high seven balls for 107 yards. But perhaps Cooks' most important contribution was a dropped pass.

Sean McVay, youngest to coach in Super Bowl, turns 33 - NFL.com
Happy birthday, Sean McVay. The Rams coach turns 33 today, making him the youngest to ever guide a team to a Super Bowl. Let's take a look at some age-related discrepancies ahead of Super Bowl LIII.

Meet the NFL’s first male cheerleaders to make it to the Super Bowl
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies made history last year when they joined the LA Rams squad, and will do so again at Super Bowl 53 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3.

Ultimate NFL historian shares stories of 42 years at Hall of Fame
From Peyton Manning artifacts to the Madden Cruiser, Joe Horrigan has had a front-row seat to NFL history.

Bill Belichick praises 'explosive' Rams specialists - NFL.com
If America learned one thing from the NFC title game, it's that the Rams' punt team cannot be trusted. Bill Belichick is aware of L.A.'s threat in the third phase of the game -- and is prepared.

Lessons From the Season and the Ringer’s 2019 NFL Draft Guide - The Ringer
With the Super Bowl a week away, the guys reflect on the lessons they’ve learned from the 2019 season

Nick Foles' next NFL team? Five potential landing spots - NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles have made it clear that Carson Wentz is their quarterback going forward. So, where will Nick Foles play next season? Gregg Rosenthal provides five potential landing spots.

Overhaul the NFL's Pro Bowl selection process? Don't count on it - NFL Nation- ESPN
The NFL has improved the event but isn't revamping a glaring concern, and the central focus of the game: getting the best players there.

DeMarcus Lawrence aims to be in Dallas 'long-term' - NFL.com
DeMarcus Lawrence makes it clear that he wants a long-term contract with the Cowboys and is waiting to hear from Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Super Bowl 2019: Tom Brady’s absurd NFL career in 7 lesser-known stats - SBNation.com
Brady’s 40th (40th!) playoff game will come in his ninth (ninth!) Super Bowl.

James Develin is the most important back in Super Bowl LIII - NFL.com
Who is the most important back in Super Bowl LIII? Todd Gurley? Nope. Sony Michel? Try again. Our resident backfield expert, Maurice Jones-Drew, spotlights a fullback who has changed one team's offense.

Jets' Jamal Adams says NFL told him he put Patriots mascot in hospital with hit | NFL | Sporting News

NFL says concussions down 23.8 percent last season
The NFL says the number of concussion in practices and games dropped significantly in 2018.

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