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Flacco camp believes Joe has outplayed Peyton

Flacco camp believes Joe has outplayed Peyton

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 28, 2013
Earlier Monday, we passed along news that quarterback Joe Flacco will target Drew Brees money in post-season contract negotiations with the Ravens. Flacco’s rookie deal is up, and he’s not giving any hometown discounts. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network fil
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  • Saints, GM Loomis quietly brokered 5-year deal

    Saints, GM Loomis quietly brokered 5-year deal

    New Orleans Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says general manager Mickey Loomis has a contract that runs through 2017.
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  • Gregg Williams may have been texting Saints draft picks to some…

    Gregg Williams may have been texting Saints draft picks to someone but it wasn't me

    nola.com Jan 28, 2013
    Entire scenario speaks volumes about the level of distrust the staff had for Williams
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  • Roger Goodell not welcome at several New Orleans bars

    Roger Goodell not welcome at several New Orleans bars

    Despite an appeal from Saints head coach Sean Payton to give commissioner Roger Goodell a warm welcome, the city of New Orleans is still holding a grudge over Bountygate. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, at least one local bar is taking an a…
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  • Vitt: Williams put bounty on other coaches

    Vitt: Williams put bounty on other coaches

    ESPN.com nola.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The bounty scandal is pretty much over, but details continue to emerge. The Times-Picayune obtained a copy of New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt’s testimony before appeals officer and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue i
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  • Saints won’t get this year’s second-rounder back

    Saints won’t get this year’s second-rounder back

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    The Saints got coach Sean Payton back a bit earlier than expected, but they won’t be getting their second-round pick back. Goodell mentioned that during an online chat on Reddit.com, via the New Orleans Times Picayune. Asked if there was any chance of t
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  • The Following Players' Jerseys Were Selected To The Pro Bowl Fa…

    The Following Players' Jerseys Were Selected To The Pro Bowl Fan Brawl:

    deadspin.com Jan 28, 2013
    Andre Johnson, Texans; Aaron Brooks, Saints; Joe Montana, 49ers; Hines Ward, Steelers; Brett Favre, Packers. More »
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  • Saints won't recoup draft pick

    Saints won't recoup draft pick

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    Although coach Sean Payton’s suspension ended earlier than expected and the player suspensions in the bounty scandal never were enforced, the New Orleans Saints still won’t get a second-round pick in this year’s draft. There had been some speculatio
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  • Center Goodwin almost stayed with Saints

    Center Goodwin almost stayed with Saints

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Although he’s about to play in the Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin sounded like a guy with some mixed emotions about returning to a city where he spent five years of his career. Goodwin left the Saints in 2011. “
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  • Lovie Smith plans to sit out 2013 season

    Lovie Smith plans to sit out 2013 season

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    Although the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles have defensive coordinator openings and ex-Bears coach Lovie Smith would be a respectable choice for either job, Smith’s plans for 2013 reportedly don’t involve coaching in the NFL. Per ESPN’s
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  • In Starkest Terms, Players Share Message About A.L.S.

    In Starkest Terms, Players Share Message About A.L.S.

    nytimes.com Jan 28, 2013
    In an effort to raise awareness, the former Saint Steve Gleason and N.F.L. players and coaches will unveil a public service announcement explaining the gradual physical failure that results from the disease.
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  • Video - Hometown kid joins the show 03:03

    Hometown kid joins the show

    Jan 28
    Will the Baltimore Ravens be able to contain San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore? New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan explains what the Ravens defense will see on Sunday.
  • Video - Hometown kid joins the show 03:03

    Hometown kid joins the show

    Jan 28
    Will the Baltimore Ravens be able to contain San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore? New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan explains what the Ravens defense will see on Sunday.
  • Video - Reaction To Goodell In New Orleans 01:34

    Reaction To Goodell In New Orleans

    Jan 28
    Adam Schefter discusses how fans will react to Roger Goodell in New Orleans during Super Bowl week.
  • Video - Staying Focused In New Orleans 01:18

    Staying Focused In New Orleans

    Jan 28
    Herm Edwards and Merril Hoge discuss the importance of staying focused during Super Bowl week.

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    Jan 28
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Super Bowl pairing of San Francisco and Baltimore holds little surprise factor for Ken Whisenhunt. The newly named San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator, and former Arizona Cardinals head coach, witnessed first-hand the rise of the…