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Saints News, 10/25/13: Jimmy Graham Practices, 'Questionable' For Bills Game

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Graham practiced for the first time this week and on a 'limited' basis. Also limited today and 'questionable' for Sunday are RB Mark Ingram, OT Zach Strief, and DE Cameron Jordan. DE Tyrunn Walker, S Roman Harper, and CB Rod Sweeting have all been ruled out for Sunday. Both WR Lance Moore and S Malcolm Jenkins had a 'full' practice and are 'probable' for Sunday. Expect Jimmy Graham to be a game-time decision. I'd be very surprised if he plays after only one limited practice this week.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Harper, Walker &amp; Sweeting are out for Sunday. Graham, Ingram, Jordan &amp; Strief are questionable. Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/ZAneuJoC3a">http://t.co/ZAneuJoC3a</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/393830750878842880">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Jimmy Graham returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is officially listed as questionable. Expect a game-day decision.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/393831306884546561">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> INJ: Harper, Walker &amp; Sweeting are out for Sunday. Graham, Ingram, Jordan &amp; Strief are questionable. Graham listed as limited Friday</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/393831014025285632">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Victor Butler said he hasn&#39;t given up on playing this season. With PUP rules he can wait until Week 15, hopes it wont take that long</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/393822079226630144">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That&#39;s not an indication he&#39;ll play this season, obviously, but he&#39;s saying he&#39;s rehabbing and preparing with the thought in mind.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/393822208352481280">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Butler also said there wasn&#39;t any specific rehab timetable given to him when he tore his ACL b/c every player is so different.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/393822469015891969">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Butler was realistic about the situation though. It&#39;s a longshot for him to play this season. Still wants/hopes to be out there.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/393823127446114304">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Butler said he&#39;s been running, cutting and getting back in shape for a few weeks now. Knows he might not return in &#39;13 but will try.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/393821601713491968">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RB Mark Ingram was in a good mood this afternoon in the locker room. Said he has felt good with what he has been able to do.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/393821297701974016">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ingram said that he wouldn&#39;t wish a toe injury on his worst enemy after dealing w/ a toe issue 2 times in the past 3 years.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/393821518796320768">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When asked who his worst enemy would be, he laughed and said probably someone from Auburn. I assume not Ben Grubbs, however. Teammates.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/393821733313974272">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Ingram said he used to think toe injuries no big deal. But after 2 unrelated toe injuries in 3 years &#39;wouldn&#39;t wish on worst enemy&#39;</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/393820981430456320">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> RB Mark Ingram said he felt good about work he was able to do on practice field today. Just being smart with toe ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/393820691503407104">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We become what we repeatedly do. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoAreYou&amp;src=hash">#WhoAreYou</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/393814225107156992">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>God protect the child dat can Hold his OWN!!</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/393812931210518529">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Asked Ryan if Malcolm Jenkins was arguing/lobbying for more safety blitzes. Him: You had right the first time. Arguing is right!</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/393806089981923328">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> fans! TE <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson">@BenjaminSWatson</a> will be at <a href="https://twitter.com/ColdstoneElm">@ColdstoneElm</a> TONIGHT from 7-8PM! Meet him and buy his special creation to help his charity!</p>&mdash; Coldstone Elmwood (@ColdstoneElm) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColdstoneElm/statuses/393807140915535873">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rob Ryan on Malcolm Jenkins &quot;we never want to take him out. He&#39;s played about every position on defense but nose tackle&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/393804970014695425">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All Sean Payton said is the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> will keep evaluating Jimmy Graham in reference to today being an important day for Graham.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/393803433301377024">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton says Ingram has turned the corner. Been upbeat this week.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/393803363889848320">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints fan <a href="https://twitter.com/WillieGarson">@WillieGarson</a> of <a href="https://twitter.com/WhiteCollarUSA">@WhiteCollarUSA</a> is a guest on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/A2Ms2UjeeM">http://t.co/A2Ms2UjeeM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/393788301917708289">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just finished reading Nate Jackson&#39;s &quot;Slow Getting Up&quot; -- an absolute MUST read for anyone with any feelings about the game. (cont)</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/393784107789873152">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>CJ Spiller is doubtful. Game-time decision per Marrone</p>&mdash; Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikerodak/statuses/393774964555264000">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Fred Jackson (knee) is probable. Manny Lawson is doubtful</p>&mdash; Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikerodak/statuses/393776093619970050">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Bills have promoted running back Ronnie Wingo from the practice squad, per a league source</p>&mdash; Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikerodak/statuses/393779810364694528">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can’t wait for date night and movie night with <a href="https://twitter.com/hillarymullin">@hillarymullin</a> tonight! So looking forward to it!</p>&mdash; Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChaseDaniel/statuses/393778022706196480">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Belichick on trades: It&#39;s hard to get someone ready in a short time <a href="http://t.co/YcpvlrCWzu">http://t.co/YcpvlrCWzu</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/393775738018467840">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson">@BenjaminSWatson</a> says Jimmy Graham&#39;s status doesn&#39;t change his approach for Sunday (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/oLm5rpmuud">http://t.co/oLm5rpmuud</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BUFvsNO&amp;src=hash">#BUFvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/393767476439154688">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pearl Jam&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeMcCreadyPJ">@MikeMcCreadyPJ</a> rockin&#39; a <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> shirt on <a href="https://twitter.com/LateNightJimmy">@LateNightJimmy</a> last night <a href="http://t.co/qcMSb7TmRM">pic.twitter.com/qcMSb7TmRM</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/393753499642499074">October 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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