by Sam Winston
A Washington Post columnist reports of "ongoing whispers" that Jeremy Shockey could be traded to the Saints.
Also being reported is that Kobe Bryant is favored to win the MVP over Chris Paul, including an ESPN.com poll/balloting of their writers and reporters that narrowly favored Bryant. The real ballots are due Thursday at 3 p.m.
Saints negotiations with Deuce McCalister appear to be progressing but not 100 percent official yet.