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Former LSU safety Chad Jones excited to work out with New Orlea…

Former LSU safety Chad Jones excited to work out with New Orleans Saints

nola.com Updated Dec 21, 2012
New Orleans native honored at New Orleans Bowl luncheon
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  • Bucs seek answers for poor pass defense

    Bucs seek answers for poor pass defense

    tampabay.com Dec 21, 2012
    By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 21, 2012 TAMPA - As the Bucs checked into the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the French Quarter last week to prepare to play the Saints, suspended starting cornerback Eric Wright was excited about spending the
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  • Overall, Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman matches up well

    Overall, Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman matches up well

    tampabay.com Dec 21, 2012
    By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Friday, December 21, 2012 TAMPA Bucs QB Josh Freeman came under a lot of duress last week - not from the Saints, but from fans wanting to toss him overboard after his four-interception, one-fumble performance in the 41
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  • Circus avoided: Payton hasn’t asked to attend Saints-Cowboys

    Circus avoided: Payton hasn’t asked to attend Saints-Cowboys

    If suspended coach Sean Payton is secretly trying to leverage the Cowboys against the Saints against each other for his own economic benefit, at least he isn’t being blatant about it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Payton has not requeste
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  • NFL picks for Week 16 from NOLA.com panel

    NFL picks for Week 16 from NOLA.com panel

    nola.com Dec 21, 2012
    How do we see Sunday's matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys playing out?
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  • New Orleans Saints Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma's days could be n…

    New Orleans Saints Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma's days could be numbered with cap cuts looming

    nola.com Dec 21, 2012
    Longtime stars are leading candidates to be released in offseason
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  • Pelican power and the fear of a black & gold planet: Jeff D…

    Pelican power and the fear of a black & gold planet: Jeff Duncan's Weekly Reader

    nola.com Dec 21, 2012
    "Never before has the NFL dumped this kind of acrimony on top of a fan base with such a hereditary disposition to isolationism and contempt"
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  • Curtis Lofton, many other New Orleans Saints make a difference …

    Curtis Lofton, many other New Orleans Saints make a difference in children's lives: First-and-10

    nola.com Dec 21, 2012
    Lofton's special relationship with young cancer patient one of many examples of Saints using their high profiles for good causes
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  • New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham might miss out on Pro Bowl, th…

    New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham might miss out on Pro Bowl, thanks to Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten: First-and-10

    nola.com Dec 21, 2012
    Ten more observations heading into Sunday's game between the Saints and Cowboys
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  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys 02:33

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Dec 21
    Can Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo lead his team to victory against the New Orleans Saints' historically bad defense? "Playbook" breaks down why the Cowboys and Saints’ defenses have been struggling.
  • Video - Sean Payton's Future With Saints 00:48

    Sean Payton's Future With Saints

    Dec 21
    Ed Werder with the latest in the negotiations between Sean Payton and the Saints.
  • Video - Saints-Cowboys Preview 01:09

    Saints-Cowboys Preview

    Dec 21
    Ed Werder breaks down the Cowboys' mindset heading into their matchup against the Saints.

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    Dec 21
    The usual suspects are returning to the NFL playoffs this season, ending a long streak of postseason turnover.
  • Peter King: Peterson grasps at history after remarkable recovery

    Dec 21
    The next two games of Adrian Peterson's life will be historic, whether he breaks Eric Dickerson's all-time rushing record or not. Peterson needs 188 yards to become the seventh player ever to rush for 2,000 yards in a season ... and he'd be the first to…
  • The Sports Guy goes through his inbox, plus Week 16 picks

    Dec 21
    It's the end of the world as we know it, so the Sports Guy is cleaning out his inbox while making his Week 16 picks.