Harper and former Saints teammate Darren Sharper were the initial contributors last year. Teammates Lance Moore, Jahri Evans and Macolm Jenkins joined the cause this year. Thanks to their efforts, three families whose homes were destroyed by Katrina are being rebuilt, hopefully in time for the holidays.
Linebacker Jonathan Casillas is doubtful for Monday night’s game against Atlanta after being limited all week in practice with a knee injury. Additionally, running back Mark Ingram missed his ninth consecutive practice with his turf toe and is doubtful. Ingram hasn’t played since the Detroit game on Dec. 4.
The way Brees is approaching life these days is pretty much the same way he approaches a drop back. He’s still looking at his first read. A contract extension that could make him the highest-paid player in history and sitting down with a Hall of Famer are also in the playbook. But they’re down the list of progressions and Brees isn’t ready to check off anytime soon.
The Giants control their destiny after Dallas lost to the Eagles. They host the Cowboys next Sunday and a win will give them the division over Dallas. The Jets postseason chances aren’t looking good. The Jets have to win at Miami and need Cincinnati and Tennessee lose. Oh and they need Oakland or Denver to lose as well.
In a series of interviews about head injuries with The Associated Press over the last two weeks, 23 of 44 NFL players — slightly more than half — said they would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than pull themselves out of a game. Some acknowledged they already have. Players also said they should be better protected from their own instincts: More than two-thirds of the group the AP talked to wants independent neurologists on sidelines during games.