Rise And New Orleans Saints: Top News, Videos And More

Reggie Bush isn’t set to hit free agency until 2012, but the Saints drafting of Mark Ingram with their second pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft suggests that they are willing to part ways with him.

Darren Sharper’s future in the Hall is up for debate. His numbers with the Packers, Vikings and Saints over the years are comparable to some already in the HOF. If he can continue to stay on the field he will strengthen his argument. But Sharper is not a lock because he has put up impressive statistics.

A New Orleans Saints‘ Super Bowl ring and the Lombardi Trophy, both designed by Tiffany & Co., will be on display Friday during the opening reception for the Slidell Cultural Center’s newest exhibit, “The Art of Tiffany: Works from the Collection of Mary Ellen Whiddon.”

No other running back — especially a situational one — is making this kind of salary right now. New Orleans is deep in the backfield and moved up to draft  Mark Ingram. There will be significant interest in Bush, and I can’t see him back with the Saints, getting six to eight touches at best per game, when he can have 12 to 15 elsewhere.

There probably won’t be much to report or surveil until Thursday when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, (decertified) NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, players and owners rejoin negotiations. However the longer this drags out, the larger looms the shadow that pending court rulings could impact everything.

The New Orleans Saints are headed for what will surely be an unprecedented signing period for not only their own free agents, but any they have interest in signing from opposing teams.

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