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Nick Underhill: No smoke and mirrors for Saints with this pick — just great fit with DT Sheldon Rankins

Louisville defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins runs a drill at the NFL Combine. The New Orleans Saints drafted Rankins No. 12 overall.

The rumors made it seem like anything was possible. A quarterback. A trade. A receiver. Someone with character concerns. All the options and rumors swirled and twisted together to create a knot of confusion that made it difficult to focus in on the obvious player who had been out in the open the whole… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- A green anole cautiously surveys the gardens as Independence Park's Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.

Photos: After the Rains

Independence Park’s Botanical Gardens come back to life after a band of thunderstorms moved through the area Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016.… Continue reading →

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