11:40 LRN Sportscast April 26

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reports the Saints discussed making a trade so they can get the number one pick and select a quarterback. But the trade was worth too many draft picks. However, Rapaport says the Saints are still looking to move up, as they are interested in selecting Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch. Lynch’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, was on WWL Radio last night and said the Saints are one of the team’s interested in Lynch.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is entering the final year of his contract. Brees appeared on the Dan Patrick show and said contract negotiations are ongoing and still plans on retiring as a Saint.

Former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell tells Sports Illustrated he would play for free if given another chance at the NFL. Russell hasn’t played in the NFL since 2009. The former number one pick says he still has the fire to play. He says he can start as a water boy and move his way on to the scout team.

In college baseball tonight…eighth ranked LSU is at 20th ranked Tulane. The game is a sell out as the Green Wave are looking for their first series sweep over the Tigers since 2007. Tulane beat the Tigers 7-1 earlier this season.

Elsewhere…the Ragin Cajuns are at 14th ranked Southern Miss. UL Lafayette is 27-13 and their RPI is 12. The Golden Eagles are 29-12 on the year. UNO visits Southern. The Privateers have won six in a row. Northwestern State faces Mississippi Valley State for the start of a two-game series. Grambling hosts Alcorn State and ULM visits Stephen F Austin. The Warhawks have lost four in a row.

Legislation that attempted to force changes with the LHSAA’s split playoff format was defeated in the House on a vote of 34 in favor and 51 opposed. River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot is the author of the measure and says it isn’t right that the playoffs are split between public and private schools…
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