Saints News, 9/13/13: Saints Release Final Injury Report Before Bucs Game

J. Meric

Did not practice today and won't play Sunday: DE Tyrunn Walker (knee), DT Brodrick Bunkley (calf) and S Isa Abdul Quddus (ankle). Questionable for Sunday's Tampa game: S Roman Harper (knee, did not practice Friday), DE Glenn Foster (ankle, did not practice), DE Akiem Hicks (knee, limited), CB Corey White (illness, limited), DE Tom Johnson (foot, limited), CB Patrick Robinson (foot, limited), CB Jabari Greer (back, limited) and LB Curtis Lofton (knee, limited).

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Saints @ Bucs news

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Saints Final Pre-Tampa Injury Report
Injury report

Rob Ryan discusses the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive coordinator Roby Ryan met with the media after Friday's practice

Sean Payton quotes from final press conference before Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach Payton met with the media post-practice on Friday

Bucs News To Know 9-13: Sproles, Late Hits And Carl Nicks-Pewter Report: Your source for inside and breaking news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saints aware of Bucs’ revamped secondary, have Revis Rule in place | wwltv.com New Orleans
The nadir of Tampa Bay’s season in 2012 might have come in Week 15, when the New Orleans Saints shut out the Bucs 41-0.

A steady Brees forecasted for Tampa
The New Orleans Saints take to the road for the first time in the 2013 season when they visit reeling NFC South rival Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium.

Sean Payton set to return to Tampa, where he fractured his leg in 2011 | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Because of a season-long suspension a year ago, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be patrolling the sideline in Raymond James Stadi…

Josh Freeman says he overslept for Bucs’ team picture | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman recently missed a meeting for a team photo but said it was an isolated incident that hasn’…

Saints Nation: What to Expect from Saints at Bucs

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Friday, September 13
The team will have its final practice today before flying to Tampa Bay on Saturday

New Orleans Saints top performances vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A look at the top individual performances for Saints players against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the previous 42 meetings between the two clubs.

Saints vs. Buccaneers: Questions With the Enemey
December 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws over Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93)

New Orleans Saints Morning Break
Check out what's being written about the Saints and their next opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Weather update: Saints @ Buccaneers - NFL Videos
AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Saints @ Buccaneers.

Fennelly: Bucs’ soap opera hard to watch
Six whole days into the 2013 season and Greg Schiano and Josh Freeman's relationship is beyond repair, Martin Fenelly writes.

Saints will test Bucs defense | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA In the evaluation of a quarterback, one must first weigh his impact upon the game. After that, you contemplate the statistics. Then you consider the nuances.After that, you come to this conclusion:

Bucs QB Freeman admits mistakes, says he trusts Schiano | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The snapshot of Josh Freeman's first two weeks of the season is not flattering.

Not all is right with Josh Freeman - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. -- On a sweltering May afternoon in 2011, Josh Freeman stood on a field at the University of South Florida and seemingly never broke a swe

Double Coverage: Saints-Buccaneers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Two of the biggest stories in the NFC South in Week 1 were that New Orleans played good defense and Tampa Bay never was able to get into an offensive

Football Geekery (Week Two)
In a new regular column, we'll channel our inner pigskin nerd and dive a little deeper into the statistics generated by the Buccaneers from week to week…This week, we look at the value of sacking Drew Brees, the Bucs' defensive trends, and more

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Other Saints news

Stills gives Saints deep threat it needs to open up offense | wwltv.com New Orleans
Kenny Stills took one step to the outside shoulder of Atlanta cornerback Robert McClain before using a quick move inside to blow past the Falcons’ rookie defensive back.

Saints’ Kenny Stills is catching on quickly | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Sixteen wide receivers were selected ahead of Kenny Stills in the 2013 NFL Draft, but none of them performed as well as he did in the Saint…

New Orleans Saints cheered on by East Jefferson, West Bank schools | NOLA.com
Schools in East Jefferson Parish and the West Bank are already having special Saints days during which students are allowed to leave the school uniforms at home and don the black and gold instead.

Optimum Performance: NFL players already feeling physical impact early in season | NOLA.com
Plenty of injuries after Week 1

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Satire

Cocky Sean Payton Considering Resting Saints Starters Until Playoffs - ProFootballMock.com - ProFootballMock.com
"Am I concerned that Drew Brees’ timing might slip during the extended cruise around the world he’s planning on taking with his family? Or that Jimmy Graham might lose some of his edge during his tour of duty with the Peace Corps throughout Rwanda, Mozambique, and Botswana? Sure I am. But with the divisional title all but clinched for us here, it’s a calculated risk I’m willing to take."

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Around the league

Fujita: Just how did the NFL become a passing league? - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Former NFL linebacker Scott Fujita breaks down how teams became able to air it out with near impunity. Fujita: Just how did the NFL become a passing league?

Urlacher was mad at the Bears, hasn’t heard from Cutler | ProFootballTalk
Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't appreciate the way the team treated him in contract negotiations early this year. Urlacher said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports that the Bears gave him a "take it or leave it" offer and that they were eager to say goodbye when Urlacher didn't immed...

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Video

VIDEO Sean Payton: Tampa Bay presents tough challenge
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters after practice on Friday, September 13, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Flashback Friday: Jenkins runs down Jackson
The last time the New Orleans Saints traveled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, S Malcolm Jenkins chased down WR Vincent Jackson on a 95-yard reception.

VIDEO New Orleans Saints Morning Report: September 13
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier talks with LB Jay Richardson for the Morning Report on Friday, September 13, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Kenny Stills on facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints rookie WR Kenny Stills talks about facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Jay Richardson: "glad to be back"
New Orleans Saints OLB Jay Richardson talks about returning to the team on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)



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