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Fleur-de-Links, February 11: Former Saints coaches Vitt & Williams already causing media stir for Jets

The infamous “bountygate” narrative is rearing it’s ugly head again.

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Saints News:

Saints could bolster tight end corps after unproductive 2018 |
The tight ends were responsible for just 16.5 percent of Saints' receptions in 2018

Mike Detillier: The offseason has started for the Saints - Sports - Daily Comet - Thibodaux, LA
With the 2018 season over, it is time to start looking into what the New Orleans Saints need to upgrade their football team in 2019.Who knows what happens with free agents like halfback Mark Ingram, back-up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, nickel-cornerback P.J. Williams and defensive end Alex Okafor, but on the surface, the biggest areas to upgrade would be at tight end, wide receiver, cornerback and safety.But I believe the biggest spot to spend money will be at

Vitt-Williams reunion on Jets staff brings Saints bounty case back to light – ProFootballTalk
When the Jets announced new head coach Adam Gase's full coaching staff, we noted that the presence of senior defensive assistant Joe Vitt and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could make things interesting, considering that Vitt and Williams were both involved in Bountygate as assistant coaches i...

Source: Saints DE Alex Okafor's final year of contract to void in March due to sack bonus | Saints |
Alex Okafor's contract was updated in late December with language that automatically voids the final year of his contract, according to a league source.

NFL News:

Julian Edelman: The Patriots 'grade people differently' -
As Julian Edelman basks in the glow of his Super Bowl LIII title and game's MVP honors, he recently discussed the small details that separate the New England Patriots from other teams.

Free Agents to avoid in 2019 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus
Whether they’re lured in by draft pedigree, untapped potential or one-year wonders, teams overpay free agents every single offseason. NFL Editor Austin Gayle details six players who shouldn't break the bank for this offseason.

NY Giants Co-Owner Steve Tisch Says AAF Will Make NFL Even More Popular |
NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch says the AAF ain't competition for the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick situation should have been handled differently, former NFL great says | Fox News
Actor and former NFL great Fred Dryer said Sunday on “Life, Liberty & Levin” he would have handled the Colin Kaepernick situation differently if he was the owner of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Giants trade up for QB, Steelers land top WR to replace Antonio Brown -
The Giants aren't going to pass on a franchise quarterback in back-to-back drafts

Sam Shields 'beat all odds,' now wants to remain in L.A. -
The 2019 season was a comeback year for veteran cornerback Sam Shields, and after contributing to the Los Angeles Rams' run to Super Bowl LIII, the 31-year-old is ready to maintain his playing career in L.A.

NFL top free agents in 2019: Le'Veon Bell, Nick Foles lead way
NFL teams looking for a high-impact pass rusher might be inclined to shell out big money in March, as several defenders could be in demand.

The Rush: What the NFL gets wrong, the AAF does right
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE to see today’s piping-hot, fresh-outta-the-oven episode of THE RUSH with Jared Quay! We’ll let you know everything you didn’t know you needed to know about sports. Other stuff too. But mostly sports.

NFL notebook: Rams CB Robey-Coleman fined for Super Bowl hit
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has been smacked with a hefty fine for a hit in a second straight playoff game. Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a prone New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead in the first quarter of Super Bowl LIII, according

10 bold predictions for the 2019 NFL season - The Washington Post
Where will Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Nick Foles end up?

Costas said concussion comments why removed from Super Bowl
Bob Costas confirmed to ESPN on Sunday that he was removed from last year's Super Bowl broadcast after NBC took issue with his comments on concussions and CTE in the NFL.

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