New Orleans Saints: Top news and video clips

The New Orleans Saints might not have been able to play their way into Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, but a team of 60 or so locals still will be in Indianapolis this week. In an effort to promote Super Bowl XLVII, which will be played Feb. 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and to get a final look at the inner runnings of hosting the NFL’s championship game and the events surrounding it, the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee will set up shop today in Indianapolis.

Success didn’t come quickly for Bushrod, and it sure didn’t come easy. Inactive for all but six games in his first two years with the Saints – and asked to play in only three of them, all on special teams – Bushrod was still immature and inexperienced when he took over as the Saints’ starting left tackle for the first game of the 2009 season. A fourth-round pick out of Towson in 2007, Bushrod was buried on the depth chart behind Jammal Brown, who had just come off his own Pro Bowl appearance, and Zach Strief, entering his fourth year.

It appears to be at least a 50-50 chance that Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning will be released in March, if not sooner, as the Colts chart a new course with a new management team and head coach. Manning turns 36 on March 24 and despite missing the 2011 season because of neck surgery, another NFL team will surely want his services (and it should happen without the coy drama Brett Favre used to offer). Post reporter Matthew Scianitti examines the most likely and the most interesting landing places for the four-time MVP.

They are the crème de la crème, the best of the best, the pros’ pro. Sporting  News presents its All-Pro team for the 2011 season. It’s a list that would be a  coach’s dream. SN’s best in the league at every position, based on a vote of 30 NFL  executives:

The Miami Dolphinswide receiver caught six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns, and the AFC used a second-half surge to beat the NFC 59-41 on Sunday. ”You never know when you’re going to be back,” Marshall said, ”and I wanted to go all out today because it could be my last Pro Bowl.” Marshall had a touchdown catch in each quarter, including an early 74-yarder and a 3-yarder in the fourth, in a game filled with highlight-reel grabs.

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