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Politics mailbag with Stephanie Grace: The trial of Renee Gill Pratt begins

Times-Picayune managing editor Peter Kovacs and political columnist Stephanie Grace talk about how the trial of former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt marks the end of a long chapter of federal cases against the William Jefferson family political machine.

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Grading 2009 NFC South draft classes: New Orleans Saints links

News and notes from around the nation

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees previews Super Bowl 2011

Reigning MVP admits injuries caught up with team in end

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Washington Redskins owner sues a paper for a story that has a couple of New Orleans items

Snyder owns Six Flags and used to employ Saints DC Gregg Williams

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NFL Free Agency 2011: 15 Sleeper Free Agents Who Offer the Most Value

NFL Free Agency 2011 Full of Potential Surprises

Whenever someone talks about NFL free agency, they talk about who will sign Vincent Jackson, who will take a chance on Randy Moss or who will look to snag DeAngelo Williams.

But hardly anyone ever addresses the potential surprises, the under-the-radar guys who could wind up being just as important—or more instrumental—to a team's success than some of the huge names out there.

Football is obviously a team sport, and sometimes the smaller moves pay bigger dividends.

Here are 15 sleeper free agents who offer the most value.

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Bleacher Report - New Orleans Saints

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, a New Orleans-area native, makes Super Bowl his second home: Super Bowl links

What others are saying about the Super Bowl

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New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, quarterback Drew Brees will make ESPN appearances today

Payton is serving as guest Super Bowl analyst this week in Dallas

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Mississippi lawmakers give final OK to Saints car tag

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi lawmakers have agreed to create a state license plate to commemorate the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl championship season. File photoThis design for Mississippi's Saints Super Bowl license tag is the same as Louisiana's except for...

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2011 NFL Combine Invite List

Event takes place Feb. 23-March 1.
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Feb. 03 Early Bird Outdoor Forecast

The Times-Picayune's Bob Marshall gives anglers a preview of what to expect this weekend

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