Saints News, 10/9/13: Lance Moore & Roman Harper Still Not Practicing

Chris Graythen

Also out today were DE Tyrunn Walker (knee) and OT Zach Strief (ankle). Strief's addition to the injury report is new and unexpected, so let's hope it's not serious and he returns to practice tomorrow. RB Mark Ingram (toe) returned to a limited practice for the first time in two weeks. Also limited were S Malcolm Jenkins (neck), CB Keenan Lewis (knee), LB Ramon Humber (leg), and DT Broderick Bunkley (calf).

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Saints Prepare For Patriots

New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots injury report for Wednesday
Four New Orleans Saints and three New England Patriots did not practice on Wednesday

Saints Nation: Saints Sign Keyunta Dawson, Release Jay Richardson

moosedenied " Blog Archive " A Bad Time To Be In Love
I suppose you think it's a good thing that the rest of the division is a combined 2-12, don't ya? Yeah, well what the hell do you think is gonna result from the Saints not having to play a meaningful game from Thanksgiving right through to the middle of January? What then, smart guy?

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, October 9
The Saints are back on the practice field today

New Orleans Saints Morning Break
A look at what's being written about the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots: Connections
Check out the player and coaches connections between the two teams before the game on Sunday, October 13

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Patriots Prepare For Saints

Frustrated Brady gets to the point(s) - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
During his weekly news conference Wednesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about the importance of sustaining drives against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, and his response reflected his overall frustration with the unit's production.

Brady huddles with the press in Foxboro - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
TB: They’re one of the best football teams in the league, so it’s going to be a good challenge for us. They’re 5-0. They’re playing great in all three phases, so we’ve got to bring our best to beat them. But they challenge you in all areas. They’ve been one of the best teams in the league for a while. So, it’s good to play an NFC opponent, we’ve played two of them. Hopefully we can go out and beat these guys, but it will be tough.

Bill Belichick talks with New Orleans media about playing Saints
Conference call transcript from New England Coach Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript
BB: I think Rob is, when he was here, he wasn’t a coordinator. He coached the linebackers then he went to Oakland as the coordinator. He was the coordinator in Oakland and Dallas and now obviously New Orleans. But I would say that the characteristics of his defense have remained pretty much the same throughout the years that I’ve seen him and when we’ve played him, which hasn’t been every year but it’s been a few times. He’s sound fundamentally and he does game plan things from week to week that try to attack the opponent’s weaknesses.

Danny Amendola says he's feeling fine after returning to the field Sunday | masslive.com
FOXBOROUGH – Three days removed from Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola said that he is feeling no ill effects from the game and all systems are moving forward.

News Blitz 10/9: Rob Gronkowski "likely" to return this week, per report
The Patriots.com News Blitz gets you up to date with the latest news from local and national media.

Rob Gronkowski's return won't fix drops, misfires | Boston Herald

Ridley returns to practice; three others absent
News from Gillette Stadium as the Patriots prepare for their next opponent, the New Orleans Saints.

Kelly missing from start of Patriots practice | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com

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Other Saints News

Film study: Reviewing New Orleans Saints defense - ESPN
Some observations on the New Orleans Saints defense after reviewing the tape of their 26-18 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 5: Didn’t se

The Three Undefeated Teams: Hot Broncos, Cold Blooded Chiefs, But Are the Saints Just Right? | The Big Lead
Three undefeateds. Three very different ways of getting there.

Will Super Bowl LII be XI for New Orleans? | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Just months after hosting its 10th Super Bowl, New Orleans has taken a major step toward landing a record No. 11 in the city’s tricentennia…

Saints in the Community: October 8, 2013
Plenty of Saints players spent their Tuesday giving back to the community

New Orleans Saints start SnapChat account
New Orleans Saints create SnapChat account to provide another social media channel to engage with fans

Drew Brees' passing game vs. the Chicago Bears: Infographic | NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 26-18 road win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday

A Saints Fan’s Heartfelt Letter to the Falcons
I hear you've been, um, going through some things. Totes sucks. I remember last year when I was going through some similar woes. You weren't exactly there for me. In fact, I sort of remember you mocking me mercilessly. Here we are, a year later, and the shoe is on the other foot.

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'League of Denial'

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis | FRONTLINE | PBS
FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries. Full video.

Would You Do It Again? We Ask Former NFLer Derland Moore
This is an interview series in which we ask the plaintiffs of the NFL concussion lawsuit one question (and maybe a few more): Knowing what you know now, if you could do it over again, would you still play football? Today: Former defensive lineman Derland Moore. Moore walked on at the University of Oklahoma, made All-America in 1972, and was selected by New Orleans in the second round of the 1973 NFL draft. When he retired in 1986 he had played 170 of his 171 professional games on the Saints' defensive line. He resides in Louisiana as a "part farmer, part businessman" and whole grandfather of three. Moore is one of the more than 4,500 retired NFL players to bring suit against the league over head injuries.

Belichick reacts to 'League of Denial' questions | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com
"I can say this, there's nothing more important to a coach than the health of his team," he said. "Without a healthy team, you don't have a team. We try to do everything we can to have our players healthy, to prepare them, to prevent injuries, then to treat injuries, then to have them play as close to 100-percent as you can. Because without them, you have no team."

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Around the League

Owners ratify concussion settlement, hearing set for October 28 | ProFootballTalk
As expected, the league's owners voted on Tuesday to approve the $765 million settlement of the concussion lawsuits filed against the NFL. The process now hinges on Judge Anita Brody granting preliminary approval to the deal, which has expanded from more than 4,500 former players to cover all "re...

As it turns out, there was no angry mob at Schaub’s | ProFootballTalk
"Contrary to some reports, there was not a group of ‘angry fans’ outside the Schaub residence on Monday," the department said in a statement sent out via Twitter. "A family member reported seeing a suspicious male in the driveway of the residence taking pictures. Police were not called to the home. No other information to release at this time."

Prosecutors in Hernandez case ask judge to step aside | ProFootballTalk
On the surface, it appears that the prosecution has a strong case against Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd. If it were that strong, however, the prosecution perhaps wouldn't be trying to get the judge assigned to the case to step aside.

Aldon Smith faces felony weapons charges from June 2012 party | ProFootballTalk
Aldon Smith's legal problems just got a lot worse. Already facing fresh DUI charges along with a lawsuit arising from an alleged shooting that occurred at his house in June 2012, Smith now faces criminal charges relating to the shooting. According to NBCBayArea.

In open letter to fans, Dan Snyder changes his tone | ProFootballTalk
Redskins owner Dan Snyder hasn't changed his feelings about the calls for him to change his team's nickname. But he has changed his tone in responding to those calls.

Ex-Buc Sapp questioning Schiano's style in 0-4 start | Tampa Bay Times
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, never one to mince words, isn't happy about Greg Schiano and the Bucs' 0-4 start.

Dismissal marks new era for Edwards, Panthers | CharlotteObserver.com
Carolina cuts Armanti Edwards. Next?

Falcons will play a 2014 game in London | www.ajc.com
The Falcons will play a regular-season game in London for the first time next year as the NFL continues to expand its presence there.

Owners pass 'Hard Knocks' rule at NFL Fall Meeting - NFL.com
NFL owners passed a rule Tuesday that will compel one team per year to participate in the HBO television program "Hard Knocks," Ian Rapoport reported.

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Video

VIDEO Read and React: New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson joins "Around the League Primetime" and gives his opinion on the new NFL rule that compels one team per year to participate in HBO's "Hard Knocks."

VIDEO New Orleans Saints' Kevin Reddick at Academy
New Orleans Saints LB Kevin Reddick visited Academy Sports + Outdoors on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO New Orleans Saints Morning Report: October 9
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier previews Wednesday's Saints news in the Morning Report. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Belichick 10/9: Saints are a well coached team
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his press conference at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

VIDEO Patriots Today - Players chat about Saints
Inside the locker room on Wednesday we heard from several players on what it's going to take to rebound from last week's loss against the Bengals, and earn a win at home against the Saints. Check it out in Locker Room Uncut.

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