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Saints News, 10/30/13: Five Players Miss Saints Practice Today

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Kenny Vaccaro, Malcolm Jenkins, Marques Colston, Jahri Evans and Tyrunn Walker did not practice. Jimmy Graham, Roman Harper, Kenny Stills, David Hawthorne, and Rod Sweeting were all limited. Keenan Lewis, Akiem Hicks, and Cam Jordan all put in a full practice.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> INJ report: DNP - M Jenkins (knee), Walker (knee), Evans (hip), Colston (knee), Vaccaro (head/back)</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395650666372136960">October 30, 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 rep: Limited - Sweeting (hip), Stills (knee), Hawthorne (ankle), Graham (foot), Harper (knee)</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395650818533122048">October 30, 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 report: Full - Lewis (foot/knee), Hicks (knee), Jordan (ankle)</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395650912821071872">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Roman Harper returned to practice today on a limited basis. Jimmy Graham was listed as limited also. Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/6TaOLX5Qeo">http://t.co/6TaOLX5Qeo</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/395644359653085184">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>True. Looked but didnt see it. MT <a href="https://twitter.com/505SaintsFan">@505SaintsFan</a>: Assuming this is why Lelito played last 6 snaps? Did you see Jahri’s injury in film study?</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/395644118715494401">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jenkins and Vaccaro could both miss Sunday and Harper hasn&#39;t played since week 2. Bush and IAQ Sunday?</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/395644000956600320">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Some new names on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> injury list. 5 DNP: M.Colston (knee), J.Evans (hip), M.Jenkins (knee), K.Vaccaro (head/back), T.Walker (knee).</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/395643190385987584">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rex Ryan praises brother Rob, Drew Brees <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jets&amp;src=hash">#Jets</a> <a href="http://t.co/C2spK9tBx9">http://t.co/C2spK9tBx9</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/395642657893937152">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rex Ryan reading injury report with a funny bro shot on the flip side. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jets&amp;src=hash">#Jets</a> <a href="http://t.co/sRQfX5BIs3">pic.twitter.com/sRQfX5BIs3</a></p>&mdash; Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) <a href="https://twitter.com/RichCimini/statuses/395621286162235393">October 30, 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> will wear white jerseys and gold pants vs <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jets&amp;src=hash">#Jets</a> this weekend</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395641666679214080">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ivory says he wasn&#39;t upset at all over being traded. Understood the crowded backfield situation in New Orleans.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395629352252997633">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When mentioned that he has run in NY already as much as he did in NO last year, Chris Ivory says, &quot;Uh, yeah.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395628739599417344">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ivory calls this opportunity in NY another phase of his career. Says he&#39;s just trying to be consistent in what he&#39;s doing.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395628899268194304">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ivory says there&#39;s no extra motivation going against the Saints this week.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/395628966804856832">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Winner for caption contest is Stacy Watson from Hawaii! Enjoy the <a href="https://twitter.com/SonyXperiaUS">@SonyXperiaUS</a> Xperia Z &amp; year of <a href="https://twitter.com/TMobile">@TMobile</a> service <a href="http://t.co/n76Qfhc50V">pic.twitter.com/n76Qfhc50V</a></p>&mdash; Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieBush/statuses/395626058294501376">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brees called last week&#39;s Jets loss an aberration for their defense &quot;They&#39;re a very formidable defense&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsNYJ&amp;src=hash">#NOvsNYJ</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/395624695082397697">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brees on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> offense: &quot;we are spreading it around a lot - maybe more than we ever have&quot;</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/395625798670905344">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rex brings prop to presser. Asked which twin looks better, Rex: &quot;Oh, please. Clearly the lap band&#39;s worked for me.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/xygF9QWO6W">pic.twitter.com/xygF9QWO6W</a></p>&mdash; Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/KimJonesSports/statuses/395621469084188672">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Little dress up fun @ the "Healthy Halloween" party last night w <a href="https://twitter.com/hillarymullin">@hillarymullin</a> &amp; teammates! Kitty Cat &amp; Mr. Sheriff! <a href="http://t.co/NDykvqsGUH">pic.twitter.com/NDykvqsGUH</a></p>&mdash; Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChaseDaniel/statuses/395609740509597697">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast features <a href="https://twitter.com/HowardBeck">@HowardBeck</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/TheofficialEG10">@TheofficialEG10</a> <a href="http://t.co/uWgQg0mdqs">http://t.co/uWgQg0mdqs</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/395607297881153536">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What more would you do if you knew you couldn&#39;t fail? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoFear&amp;src=hash">#NoFear</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/395596367961149441">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rex Ryan&#39;s thoughts on facing Drew Brees: &quot;Yikes!&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/395571059685994496">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rex Ryan said he and Rob talk noise leading up to facing off against each other, but finds it to be really special when they face off.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/395569343099990018">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keep voting: <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> for Air Player of the Week <a href="http://t.co/9TdpRkexq7">http://t.co/9TdpRkexq7</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS">@KSTiLLS</a> for Rookie of the Week: <a href="http://t.co/uEGLVNZilC">http://t.co/uEGLVNZilC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/395567266235834368">October 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints Prepare for Jets

New Orleans Saints release first injury report of Jets week
Kenny Vaccaro, Malcolm Jenkins, Marques Colston, Jahri Evans and Tyrunn Walker did not practice

NFL Nation Buzz: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
ESPN.com team reporter Mike Triplett on the New Orleans Saints' hot topics as they begin preparations for Week 9.

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

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, October 30
Sean Payton will address the media after practice around 1:45 p.m.

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Jets Prepare for Saints

Jets' Ryan on facing Drew Brees: 'Yikes' | wwltv.com New Orleans
Considering Andy Dalton just torched the Jets and that Brees is coming off a historically-good performance, Ryan didn't mince words about the prospect of facing the Saints QB Sunday.

Rex Ryan praises brother Rob, Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan delivered his usual mix of wit and sarcasm during his conference call with the New Orleans media on Wednesday -- while also throwing in plenty of praise for his brother Rob, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Saints coach Sean Payton.

Poor communication has a hand in Jets secondary struggles this year | NJ.com
FLORHAM PARK – What was supposed to be a strength of the New York Jets has instead turned into a liability. A secondary that a season ago was not only feared but among the best in the league is now a unit that gives up big plays.

Injured Jets WR Santonio Holmes 'making good progress' but won't commit to playing Sunday vs Saints | New York Daily News

Jeff Cumberland will miss game vs. Saints with concussion | New York Daily News

Jets Look Ahead: Sunday, Nov. 3 vs. Saints - NorthJersey.com
Geno Smith and the offense failed to generate a touchdown for the second time in three games, and the rookie will have to do better for the Jets to keep pace with Drew Brees

Rex and Jets skip film, move on quickly past Bengals | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan saw all he needed the first time.

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Other Saints News

Film study: Reviewing Saints defense - ESPN
Observations on the New Orleans Saints' defense after reviewing tape of 35-17 victory over Buffalo Bills in Week 8

Saints players visited Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse
Pierre Thomas, Will Herring, Kevin Reddick, Marcel Jones and Saints Ambassador Michael Lewis visited the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse on Oct. 29.

New Orleans Saints players visit pediatric and cancer infusion patients at Ochsner
Thomas Morstead, Lance Moore, Bryce Harris, Cameron Jordan, Terron Armstead and Senio Kelemete spent time with patients

Akiem Hicks visited Fannie C. Williams Charter School
Hicks visited Fannie C. Williams on Oct. 29

Drew Brees' passing game vs. the Buffalo Bills: Infographic | NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 35-17 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday

David Hawthorne vying to keep starting with Jonathan Vilma’s return | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
David Hawthorne has made plays all season for the Saints, long before he smacked Buffalo quarterback Thad Lewis on Sunday afternoon’s first…

Saints Nation: Defensive and Special Teams Player Grades vs. Bills

Vargas: Take a moment to appreciate Drew Brees’ latest standout showing | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
No body part was more talked about in New Orleans last week than Jimmy Graham’s left foot. Graham injured it in the Saints’ loss at New Eng…

Photos: Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

NFC South Midseason Report Card | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Ah, the NFC South, that rollicking, ramshackle drunk uncle of a division, careening towards a cliff or maybe a Super Bowl. Who knows? Filled with gamblers, ramblers, pirates, and staph infections, the division whips out a different scenario every year like a drunk Duck Dynasty fan playing Russian Roulette.

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Around the NFL

Waivers system now applies to all players | ProFootballTalk
The trade deadline has come and gone. And that has meaning beyond the fact that players no longer can be traded from one team to another. After the trade deadline, all players who are released by their current teams must pass through waivers.

Dimitroff addresses decision not to trade Gonzalez | ProFootballTalk
Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez made clear on Monday his desire to be traded to a contender, saying everything but, "Trade me to a contender." Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff has explained why none of his players were traded.

NFL may consider negating touchdowns for taunting penalties | ProFootballTalk
When Seahawks receiver Golden Tate began waving at Rams safety Rodney McLeod at the 25-yard line on Tate's way to an 80-yard touchdown, the official threw the flag before Tate had even crossed the goal line. But even though Tate committed a penalty before he scored, the touchdown still counted.

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Video

VIDEO Rex 10/30 News Conference
Head Coach Rex Ryan addresses the media on 10/30/13. This is one of the more interesting and funny head coach pressers you'll ever see.

VIDEO USAA Military Visit
New Orleans Saints players and staff visited Belle Chasse Naval Air Station on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Saints visit Ochsner Medical Center on Tuesday
New Orleans Saints players and staff visited Ochsner Medical Center Tuesday, October 29, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO New Orleans Saints Morning Report: October 30
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier previews Wednesday's New Orleans Saints news in the Morning Report. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO 2013 New Orleans Saintsations Bios: Christine
Bio of 2013 New Orleans Saintsation Christine!