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Fleur-De-Links, August 20th: Tayson Hill all the rage, Saints rookie TE Alize Mack back at practice

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Tayson Hill all the rage, Saints rookie TE Alize Mack back at practice

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Saints News:

Taysom Hill earned the highest rating in New Orleans Saints Week 2 win
New Orleans Saints do-it-all quarterback Taysom Hill thrived against the Chargers in Week 2, claiming Pro Football Focus' highest rating.

Several S/I experts have Saints winning Super Bowl in next 5 years
The New Orleans Saints have won a Super Bowl in the last ten years, but will they win one in the next five? Some experts think they will.

Saints training camp observations (Aug. 19); Rookie TE Alize Mack returns to practice | Saints | nola.com
Monday's practice, the day after a 19-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, was a light one for the Saints.

Ozigbo scores first pro touchdown for Saints
Former Husker Devine Ozigbo scores a touchdown in preseason game.

Sean Payton: Saints’ Teddy Bridgewater played sick, should’ve sat out
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton blamed illness for Teddy Bridgewater's poor play and said he should've exited the preseason game sooner

Statement from Saints Owner Gayle Benson on the death of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco
'She was a great friend of mine'

New Orleans Saints: Teddy Bridgewater struggled for good reason | Biloxi Sun Herald
New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater again filled in for Drew Brees, but struggled in the preseason game vs. the Chargers. Sean Payton explained that Bridgewater was sick in Los Angeles.

Saints’ Trey Hendrickson: ‘Football-hungry in like the greatest way ever’ – The Athletic
Quietest member of the lauded 2017 draft class says he isn't going to leave anything to doubt this year

NFL News:

NFL notes: Will Bills QB Josh Allen make the leap in 2019? | SI.com
Buffalo’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll can’t ignore the progress that the Bills’ QB is making, Jerry Jones is running out of time to please Ezekiel Elliott and more NFL notes.

How to fix NFL's nonsensical preseason
The NFL should borrow this idea in reshaping its preseason. The biggest impediment is the lost revenue each team generates from its two home exhibitions; but take a few years and try to grow a plan where every team opens its stadiums twice in preseason.

Auburn NFL roundup: Jarrett Stidham leads 99-yard winning drive - al.com
During the second week of the NFL preseason, 34 Auburn alumni got on the field.

More details emerge in death of former NFL player Cedric Benson, including identity of passenger also killed in crash - New York Daily News
Benson, who was 36, was killed in the crash Saturday night in Austin.

Inside the NFL's offensive landscape - Will last season's trends continue in 2019?
Offense soared in 2018 until a slight slowdown in the season's closing weeks. But what does it mean for 2019?

Dak Prescott ranked 3rd-least-aggressive passer in NFL
Dak Prescott's lack of 3rd down aggressiveness.

Preseason Week 2 winners, losers: Redskins' QB saga worsens - NFL.com
Gregg Rosenthal highlights winners and losers after Week 2 of the preseason. Why are things looking up for Bucs QB Jameis Winston? Should Marcus Mariota be worried in Tennessee?

Cam Newton to make preseason debut Thursday - NFL.com
Everyone has been eagerly waiting to see how Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looks following his latest shoulder surgery. According to coach Ron Rivera, fans will get a glimpse Thursday.

Emmanuel Sanders felt 'amazing' in return from injury - NFL.com
Emmanuel Sanders' return from a torn Achilles went swimmingly, as the Denver Broncos wide receiver caught two passes, including a 45-yarder from Joe Flacco which was wiped out by penalty.

NFL: Ezekiel Elliott deserves better from the Dallas Cowboys
Being a NFL running back stinks.

Players, owners open to playoff expansion as CBA talks resume - NFL.com
CBA negotiations resume on Monday in Chicago, and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero Ian Rapoport report the idea of playoff expansion as one of many topics up for discussion.

Antonio Brown's Helmet Saga Continues With A New Grievance Against The NFL
Antonio Brown was a no-show at Raiders practice Sunday, after recent developments offered tentative hope that his helmet saga was nearing a satisfying conclusion. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock expressed the team’s frustrations and eagerness to move on in a statement Sunday afternoon, but unless or until the team is willing to use the nuclear option, the world is stuck waiting for this madness to resolve itself. It came no closer to resolution Monday night when Brown filed a second grievance against the NFL:

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