We've hit the stretch run of Texans Week at Saints camp and after two practices with Houston on Wednesday, plenty of stuff on the internets for Saints Linkage to bring you.
James "The Legend" Henderson says the signing of Ladell Betts shows less about how good the back is as much as how few good backs are available on the market.
Brett Favre announced he was coming back to play this season. In other news, no one in the Saints locker room was surprised.
Carl Nicks was demoted to the second-team offense in the morning before taking back his first-team spot in the afternoon.
Former LSU standout Trindon Holliday is trying to make his mark with the Texans.
Bradley Handwerger was at both the morning and afternoon sessions. He filed his morning report, when he saw changes on the o-line, and his afternoon report., where he saw the Texans win the two-minute drill.
WWL-TV.com contributing writer Ralph Malbrough says in his Forecast that no one should expect much from Ladell Betts.
Elsewhere on the interweb:
Jeff Duncan the Omnipotent of the T-P/NOLA.com media syndicate says the Vikings' claim that the Saints tried to hurt Brett Favre last year is a cheap shot itself.
John DeShazier, also of the T-P/NOLA.com group, says Houston would like to compare itself to New Orleans.
Mike Triplett, Saints beat writer for the T-P/NOLA.com gang, writes that Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer have reputations that are growing.
Brian Allee-Walsh of NewOrleans.com chronicles a fight-free Wednesday between the Saints and Texans.
Eduardo Gonzalez of NewOrleans.com says that Trindon Holliday's return to Louisiana hopefully will herald in an NFL career.
Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate believes tight end David Thomas is having a good camp.
Les East, writing for the Advocate, says that Wednesday's practices were unusually uneventful.
Kristian Garic of WWL.com believes the Texans' offense got the best of the Saints.
Bobby Hebert of WWL.com says Houston is taking advantage of New Orleans' weaknesses.
The Associated Press writes that the signing of Ladell Betts gives the Saints experience in the backfield.
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com says the Vikings are still "seething" from the NFC championship game.
Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com writes that Minnesota Head Coach Brad Childress wants the Saints to "hit the right way."
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com puts out his practice highlights from Wednesday's joint practices.
Jason La Canfora of NFL.com puts out his list of names that could become the household variety and a Saint is on it.
Ray Glier of AOL Fanhouse says that Favre's return is incentive for Darren Sharper to return.
Jordan Godwin of the Houston Chronicle writes that Saints offseason signee Brandon Carter has toned down since signing with New Orleans.
Godwin also writes about Jacoby Jones' return to New Orleans.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says the Saints receivers are giving Houston's rookie cornerback a true test.