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Brown said he had surgery two weeks after the season began and only then realized how much the injury had nagged at him during his rookie campaign in the NFL.

NFL “secret” labor negotiations this week are expected to continue to make such progress that at least one source familiar with the situation says the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement could be in place by the weekend.

Although free agent Darren Sharper would “love” to return to New Orleans, he plans to first look for a starting job on the open market.

The lead negotiating teams for the NFL and NFL Players Association have gathered Tuesday at an undisclosed location in the Washington, D.C., area in an effort to end the 91-day lockout. It’s the third consecutive week the sides have met for “secret” talks.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is a special player, which was evident as soon as he arrived to training camp after being drafted last year. Stories came flooding out during last years off-season — he caught everything, ran every route and played like a future superstar.

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