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Ravens, 49ers share practice field at Saints facility

Ravens, 49ers share practice field at Saints facility

The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers shared the same practice at the same time Thursday at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh elected to move their team’s practice fro
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  • NFLPA says NFL's handling of New Orleans Saints bounty scandal …

    NFLPA says NFL's handling of New Orleans Saints bounty scandal creates more trust issues

    nola.com Jan 31, 2013
    NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith calls Saints bounty scandal 'personal'
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  • Steve Spagnuolo may be leaving the New Orleans Saints, but he's…

    Steve Spagnuolo may be leaving the New Orleans Saints, but he's also leaving a smile on young cancer survivor's face

    nola.com Jan 31, 2013
    Hearing about defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's heave-ho from the New Orleans Saints made me sad. But the reasons had less to do with football and more to do with my son, Paul Morris, now 21, who was diagnosed last summer...
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  • Saints fan/ref said John Harbaugh saw photos in preseason

    Saints fan/ref said John Harbaugh saw photos in preseason

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    Brian Stropolo lost his gig as an NFL replacement ref when Facebook pictures of him in Saints gear emerged just before he was supposed to officiate a Saints game. But the pictures were far from a secret, and were even discovered by Ravens coach John Har…
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  • New Orleans Through Wendell Pierce's Eyes

    New Orleans Through Wendell Pierce's Eyes

    nytimes.com Jan 31, 2013
    The view from New Orleans: The actor Wendell Pierce, a Saints fan, talks about the Super Bowl, New Orleans and beignets.
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  • New Orleans Saints chat with columnist Mike Triplett and beat w…

    New Orleans Saints chat with columnist Mike Triplett and beat writer Larry Holder at 12:30 p.m.

    nola.com Jan 31, 2013
    There's plenty of issues the Saints are dealing with as Sean Payton has returned to the job
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  • Video - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Payton return: 'He'll be intense' 06:32

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Payton return: 'He'll be intense'

    Jan 31
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees dishes with Rich Eisen on all the New Orleans hot spots, as well as what he's expecting from his head coach Sean Payton next season.
  • Video - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Payton return: 'He'll be intense' 06:32

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Payton return: 'He'll be intense'

    Jan 31
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees dishes with Rich Eisen on all the New Orleans hot spots, as well as what he's expecting from his head coach Sean Payton next season.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safety

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…