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Not only did New Orleans Saints tailback Mark Ingram look fine during a rigorous workout on Saturday, the day after he was involved in a car accident with an 18-wheeler, but he appeared to be in the best shape he’s been in this entire offseason.

The New Orleans Saints have some big decisions to make about their 29 free agents after the NFL lockout ends. Free safety Darren Sharper and strong safety Roman Harper are among them, but both prefer to remain Saints.

Free-agent LB Scott Shanle (Saints)  said he would like to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints once the lockout  is over but he is not sure how interested the Saints are in him. Shanle said he did not participate in player-organized workouts  during the lockout because he is a free agent and did not want to risk injury.

The majority of what could be the 10-year collective bargaining agreement has been finalized by NFL owners and players. Some loose ends need to be tied up before players vote on if they want to join owners in ratification of a deal, but we do know some points that will be in place.

While the tone surrounding the NFL labor talks seemed to shift back from pessimism to optimism Saturday, the prevailing mood among most New Orleans Saints players was still skepticism.

The next step is a scheduled meeting Monday in Washington D.C. of the player leadership and members of the NFLPA where it is expected they are going to approve the proposal

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