Found April 21, 2012 on Players View:
ST. LOUIS—You can say a lot of things about new Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar but disloyal can’t be one of them. At a time in his career when the former Saints defender should have the term ‘ no comment’ tattooed on his forehead, Dunbar is actually stepping up and taking a stand on behalf of his former DC Gregg Williams. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story and watch a interview with Dunbar that divulges his entire back story.

Saints Nation: Saints Re-Do Deals for Greer and Vilma

Jonathan Vilma and Jabari Greer have redone their deals to give the Saints some cap relief. This time the Saints needed the relief because Drew Brees' franchise offer went up from around $14 million to around $16.5 million. The Saints were ~500k under the cap before yesterday, but Brees' franchise offer hike would have put them ~$1 million over before these re-structures...

Bradley Fletcher coming back from injury

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Rams cornerback Bradley Fletcher is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL he suffered in practice during week five of last season.  Fletcher participated in the Rams mini-camp last week, although it was on a limited basis. “I’m ahead of schedule right now and things are going well,” said Fletcher...

Saints Nation: New Defense Requires Players to Step Up

This season will kick off with a brand new look on defense for the New Orleans Saints. With suspensions being inevitable for MLB Jonathan Vilma, SS Roman Harper and DE Will Smith, a couple players stick out to me that need to step up in order to run a successful defense. Curtis Lofton will need to take a leadership role right from the get-go of training camp and OTA’s. One of the...

Gary Myers thinks Roger Goodell will stagger the Saints punishments

In an article which attempts to analyze the various ways Roger Goodell could hand down punishment to individual members of the Saints defense, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News opines that Goodell will not suspend all of the affected players concurrently.  He believes that forcing all the suspended players to sit out at the same time would be “vindictive” and would essentially...

Report: Saints restructured Jonathan Vilma’s contract

According to Larry Holder of, the New Orleans Saints have restructured the contract of linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  We don’t have the numbers yet of his new 2012 salary. There were rumors earlier in the offseason that the Saints might release Vilma, but it looks like he agreed to redo his contract in order to stick around.

Saints, CB Greer agree to three-year extension

The New Orleans Saints inked cornerback Jabari Greer to a three-year, $23 million contract extension Friday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Greer had one year remaining on his previous contract with his base salary being just under $6 million. The 30-year-old had 71 tackles and an interception in 16 games for the Saints last season.

Trying to read the tea leaves in New Orleans

Earlier today, linebacker Jonathan Vilma restructured his contract with the Saints, although financial details were not disclosed.  A few hours later, the Saints struck a new multi-year deal with cornerback Jabari Greer, which just happened to augment the Saints’ cap space for the current season. Meanwhile, Drew Brees’ contract remains unfinished, although John Clayton said...

Saints GM Mickey Loomis accused of wiretapping opponents' locker room during games

GSA. Secret Service. New Orleans Saints. April is the month for scandals.As if the NFL needs another headache, ESPN's Outside The Lines reports that Saints GM Mickey Loomis "had an electronic device in his Superdome suite that had been secretly re-wired to enable him to eavesdrop on visiting coaching staffs for nearly three NFL seasons...." ESPN is the only media giant...

Notebook: Jobs lost, contract talks and more

Gregg Williams was being considered for a college job before the release of audio further incriminating him in Bountygate. Plus, Alabama could dominate the first round, Drew Brees is still working on a new contract and how old is too old for a contributing running back?

The NFLPA is protecting the wrong players in Bountygate

The National Football Leagues Player Association finds itself in an unfortunate position of having to defend rogue players who sought to hurt other players it represents in the infamous Bountygate scandal that was administered by Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, the NFLPA is getting its priorities wrong in the process. The union should be at the forefront...
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