NFL LOCKOUT UPDATE: Mostly Quiet, but Saints Preparing to Pounce

Friday was a day without much action, although it was nice that NFL Network’s extended coverage of the (cough) “breaking news” yesterday afternoon did include a phone interview with Judy Battista of The New York Times (to whose content I frequently link on my weekend Fleur-de-Links), so I finally got to see what she looks ..

WR Arrington with a Bigger Role in 2011?

Pro Football Weekly reports that WR Adrian Arrington may have a bigger role for the Saints this upcoming season. A bigger role might be in store for Saints WR Adrian Arrington this season. Arrington, a seventh-round pick in 2008, received his first taste of NFL regular-season action last season — he made a game-high seven ..

Tracy Porter on the mend after knee surgery

Despite playing through a knee injury for much of last season, it’s been revealed that Saints cornerback Tracy Porter needed a significant procedure to clean things up. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Porter underwent surgery on his left knee earlier in the offseason. According to his trainer, Wyatt Harris, Porter is running “with caution”, ..

A STERN WARNING FOR DEAL-BREAKERS: DON’T CON THE FANS!

THIS should have been a day to celebrate the end of the maddening 128-day lockout and the return of the NFL. John Q (Crazy Legs) Public should today have been watching images of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ chief DeMaurice Smith clasping their hands high over their heads in triumph over an enduring labor ..

Saints WRs Colston, Meachem set to go after surgeries

Two of the New Orleans Saints’ wide receivers have been deemed fully recovered from their offseason surgeries. Marques Colston underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee and Robert Meachem had successful left ankle surgery. Saints trainer Wyatt Harris has declared both wideouts 100 percent – or “150 percent”, in regard to Meachem. “Meachem is better ..