Saints News, 6/16/14: All NFL Teams May Be Using Head Impact Sensors By 2015

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Kevin Guskiewicz, a University of North Carolina researcher who's a member of league and union safety committees, told USA TODAY Sports two companies are "fine-tuning" their head accelerometer devices based on researchers' feedback in anticipation of wider deployment this fall, with expansion to all 32 teams possible as soon as 2015.

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All NFL teams may be using head impact sensors by 2015 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Kevin Guskiewicz, a University of North Carolina researcher who's a member of league and union safety committees, told USA TODAY Sports two companies are "fine-tuning" their head accelerometer devices based on researchers' feedback in anticipation of wider deployment this fall, with expansion to all 32 teams possible as soon as 2015.

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"I didn't want to go and learn a new system. I was comfortable where I was at. The fans here have been nice to me. But you've always gotta think that it's a business. So no matter what, if I would've went somewhere else, I would've showed them what I was about, I would've showed everybody who I am, who is Pierre Thomas, if that would've came to that situation. But it didn't. I'm here with the Who Dat nation and with the Saints organization, and I'm happy."

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A brief Q&A with Saints WR Charles Hawkins

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NFL News

Attorney claims feds tried to lure Joe Montana into a sting | ProFootballTalk
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Veteran wideout Andre Johnson already has forfeited a $1 million roster bonus by not participating in the offseason program. It's a no-brainer that he'll risk another $70,000 in fines by not reporting for mandatory minicamp.

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Video

VIDEO: NFL HSPD 7-on-7 Regional Tournament
The New Orleans Saints on Saturday hosted an NFL HSPD 7-on-7 Regional Tournament. Tylertown, Miss., came away with the title.

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The Greenbrier, where the New Orleans Saints will hold part of their training camp this summer, has plenty of connections to Louisiana.

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