Saints News, 9/4/13: Junior Galette, Martez Wilson Fully Participate in Saints' Wednesday Practice

Chris Graythen

Today was the first day Coach Payton was mandated to disclose an injury report, per league rules. It looks like all systems and all starting players are GO! Only defensive lineman Glenn Foster (ankle) and safety Isa Abdul Quddus (ankle) did not participate fully. The following players were listed on the report filed to the league but participated fully in practice: receiver Marques Colston (foot); receiver Nick Toon (chest); running back Travaris Cadet (foot); right tackle Zach Strief (back); guard Jahri Evans (back); linebacker Kevin Reddick (shoulder) and tackle Terron Armstead (stomach).

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Saints practice report

Sean Payton pleased with Wednesday's practice
Sean Payton met with media members after Wednesday's practice

Junior Galette, Martez Wilson full participants in New Orleans Saints practice on Wednesday
Glenn Foster, Isa Abdul Quddus did not participate

Wilson, Galette back to practice for Saints ahead of Falcons game | wwltv.com New Orleans
After a preseason in which the injury report seemed to grow by the day, Wednesday’s list of those not practicing shrunk to just two – Isa Abdul-Quddus and Glenn Foster.

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Week 1: Falcons @ Saints

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METAIRIE -- Drew Brees recalled his five-interception performance last season at Atlanta and with a quick whim, offered a response which led to chuckles during his Wednesday afternoon media session.

Toughness, not finesse defines recent Saints success against Falcons
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The NFC South could see a shakeup this season. | SportsonEarth.com : Mike Tanier Article
What's New: Forget Bountygate! Or else! The NFL is kicking kitty litter over that witch hunt/overreach of administrative power. Sean Payton is back, Jonathan Vilma is back and Rob Ryan brings a blitzing scheme and bluster reminiscent of Gregg Williams. As long as the pregame rants don't get carried away…

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, September 4
Saints are preparing for the Falcons

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Wing Tips: Falcons at Saints
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NFL Week 1 Matchups, Saints, Falcons, NFL 2013 Week 1, NFL Previews
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Saints raucous home stadium already on Atlanta's mind | wwltv.com New Orleans
Matt Ryan is experienced enough to know that he and his Falcons teammates are about to walk into a lion’s den on Sunday, when the Saints host Atlanta in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the 2013 curtain raiser for both teams.

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Other Saints news

Chris Chamberlain’s agent to file grievance against Saints | ProFootballTalk
Linebacker Chris Chamberlain suffered a torn ACL last preseason with the New Orleans Saints that landed him on injured reserve for the entirety of the 2012 season. Chamberlain was once again placed on injured reserve during the Saints' cut-down to 75 players last week.

Saints Coach Sean Payton's Play It Forward Foundation raffling watch for charity in Metairie | NOLA.com
Calling all Saints fans: Come out to Aucoin Hart Jewelers at 1525 Metairie Road, Old Metairie, to meet New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and help raise money for area families in need. The Aucoin Hart Foundation is partnering with New Orleans Saints Sean Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation and raffling a diamond women's Rolex watch, with proceeds benefitting the Play It Forward Foundation.

‘The League’ star shares his own fantasy draft strategy | For The Win
"I’ve been a fan since the early 80s and they were wearing the bagheads in the stands and embarrassed to even be Saints fans," Duplass said. "We had quarterbacks taking off their helmets with redfaces because they were still drunk on Sunday morning. I’m diehard. The only thing that has crept up on me lately is my love of Detroit and that’s because Detroit and New Orleans are such similar cities. They’re kind of poor, they’ve had a [expletive] team for a long time and now that Detroit has started turning things around a little the past few years, I find myself rooting for them a little. After the Saints won the Super Bowl, it was kind of that Boston Red Sox syndrome where they’re not my underdog anymore. Detroit is slowly becoming the woman I’m cheating on in my marriage to the Saints."

Rankings for Saints vary in national media | wwltv.com New Orleans
NFL preseason power rankings are out and there is some discrepancy between opinions. Here's what they are ranking the Saints and what they are saying about the Saints going into the regular season.

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Week 1 NFL TV Viewing Maps (YES! Saints game is on in my TV market!)

506 Sports: NFL TV MAPS Week1
Hell Yes! I get to watch the Falcons @ Saints way out here in ABQ!

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Around the league

Aldon Smith named in lawsuit over shooting at 2012 house party | CSN Bay Area

App for N.F.L. Players to Promote Safe Rides - NYTimes.com
The N.F.L. players association, hoping to capitalize on its members' smartphone savvy, is offering players a tool to summon a safe ride home.

New Lion Reggie Bush charged up, ready to prove his worth | The Detroit News
Bush still has something to prove. For the first time in his NFL career, he'll be the undisputed No. 1 running back on a team many expect to make the postseason. 'I'm always going to feel like I have something to prove no matter what,' he said.

Roger Goodell calls $765 million settlement "a significant amount" | ProFootballTalk
In the days since the NFL and attorneys for thousands of former players suing them over concussions agreed to a settlement, some have suggested that the $765 million figure was chump change to the league's billionaire owners. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't agree with that.

New concussion lawsuit is filed | ProFootballTalk
Few former players have said they want nothing to do with the concussion settlement brokered last week. On Sunday, four former players made their position on the issue clear, without saying a word.

Jets announce Geno Smith to start opener | ProFootballTalk
The Jets did what they had to do this week, and what they probably needed to do all along. The team announced that rookie quarterback Geno Smith would start this week, which was kind of obvious given the condition of Mark Sanchez's shoulder — unless Brady Quinn was going to make a late run at t...

NFL Season Preview - SBNation.com
Will the Broncos win a third Super Bowl? Is RGIII the MVP? Are the Raiders the worst team imaginable? SB Nation's NFL experts answer those questions and more as they preview every NFL franchise's 2013 season.

Urlacher said Bears faked injuries to slow down offenses | ProFootballTalk
The history of "wink wink" injuries suffered by defensive players when no-huddle offenses are streaming down the field is a long one in the NFL, but it is usually accompanied by the kinds of denials we heard from former Giants safety Deon Grant in 2011 when he and a teammate both dropped to the grou...

Ex-Saint Mauti, 3 other former NFL players file new suit on concussions | wwltv.com New Orleans
Four former NFL players have sued the league and its helmet maker, claiming they hid information about the dangers of brain injury. They want medical care for past, current and future NFL players.

Demaryius Thomas: Peyton Manning’s arm is significantly stronger | ProFootballTalk
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was awfully good last year. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas says Manning is noticeably better this year. Thomas said in an interview on ESPN that in his first season with Manning last year, he thought Manning's arm was fine in 2012.

Steve Smith: Chudzinski was calling plays to get a new job | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers were often more creative than effective on offense last year. And Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said he thinks that’s because former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski was more interested in getting a promotion than using the resources he had to their fullest.

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Lagniappe

Former Saints WR Joe Horn to meet fans before Sunday’s game | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Joe Horn, who played seven years with the New Orleans Saints and one with the Atlanta Falcons, will pose for pictures with and sign autogra…

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Video

VIDEO: Robert Meachem: 'it's good to be home"
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem talks about returning to the team after practice on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Morning Report: September 4
New Orleans Saints Senior writer John Deshazier talks with rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro for the New Orleans Saints Morning Report on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

VIDEO: 'NFL Fantasy Live': Start 'em Week 1 - NFL Videos
You're probably still amped from your recent Fantasy draft on NFL.com, but it's time to slow down and make sure you have the correct starters for Week 1.


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