News abounds on the internet today about your New Orleans Saints. Tasty, delectable news. So, here's Saints Linkage for you.

Linebacker Jonathan Vilma went to Philadelphia on Monday to get a second opinion on his groin, which he injured in Friday night's win over San Diego.

Darren Sharper and Clint Ingram have called the PUP list their home since July 28. The question is, will they continue to. Sean Payton has two tough decisions to make in regard to them both.

Kendrick Clancy was close to retiring when he decided to lace up his boots again for the New Orleans Saints.

Meanwhile, Sean Payton is not a very big fan of a new NFL rule that he thinks changes the Saints' offensive rhythm.

Elsewhere around the Interweb:
Saints assistant Travis Jones is suspended for 30 days for his role in a real estate scam.

Brian Allee-Walsh says Kendrick Clancy has three days to show he's worth the team's time.

Brett Martel of the Associated Press writes that the Saints have tough personnel decisions to make.

The Opelousas Daily World writes that the Saints' offense is still searching for perfection.

James Varney of the T-P/ group listened to Mickey Loomis speak and writes that the Saints' GM has several reasons why the team won't repeat and why they will repeat.

T-P/ columnist Jeff Duncan explains what the signing of Kendrick Clancy means.

Nationally speaking:
John Clayton ranks the NFL's quarterbacks and it will spark a debate amongst Saints fans.

Pat Yasinskas of ranks the NFC South's top defensive tackles. Sed Ellis is on it.'s Peter King writes about the new NFL rule regarding umpire placement and how no one likes it.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Sun Sentinel says a poll of NFLplayers picks the Saints to repeat.

Brian Burke writes for the New York Times about why passing is more important than running.

And while I'm not a big TMZ fan,I thought this was interesting - Lakers player DerekFisher has been tabbed as the Saints' opening game guest speaker.

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