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Saints News, 11/15/13: Kenny Vaccaro and Benjamin Watson Ruled Out For 49ers Game

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Both Kenny Vaccaro and Benjamin Watson are still recovering from concussions sustained Sunday night and will not play this week. Curtis Lofton, Akiem Hicks, and Jimmy Graham were all 'limited' today in practice and are listed as 'probable.' Roman Harper, Malcolm Jenkins, Cam Jordan, and Tyrunn Walker were all 'full' today and are also listed as 'probable.' For the 49ers only DT Ray McDonald has been ruled 'out' for the game.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>49ers’ Vernon Davis, Mario Manningham &amp; Eric Reid are questionable for Sunday. Final <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SFvsNO&amp;src=hash">#SFvsNO</a> Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/wbXBEQ4DyN">http://t.co/wbXBEQ4DyN</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/401466396539772928">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Only two players listed as out for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>: Vaccaro &amp; Watson. Both suffered concussions against Dallas.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401463428335689728">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Everyone else, including Graham, M Jenkins, Harper, Jordan are probable.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401463624574582784">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Who says defensive players get all the fines? Colin Kaepernick fined for grabbing a face mask <a href="http://t.co/pLnzr1AnJW">http://t.co/pLnzr1AnJW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSports_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports_NFL/statuses/401453864068464640">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> on being named the <a href="https://twitter.com/FedEx">@FedEx</a> Air <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> Player of Week!</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/401446324496654337">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> on being named the <a href="https://twitter.com/FedEx">@FedEx</a> Ground <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> Player of Week! <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/401447615427932160">November 15, 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> LB Kevin Reddick was fined $7,850 for a late hit on Cowboys returner Dwayne Harris, via a league source. Reddick wasn&#39;t flagged.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/401446805327446016">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rob Ryan when asked what <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> fans say to him when they see him &quot;they&#39;re always just impressed with how good looking I am&quot;</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/401443298520227840">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Inspiring work, <a href="https://twitter.com/MakeAWish">@MakeAWish</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SFWish">@SFWish</a>: Here he comes!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SFBatkid&amp;src=hash">#SFBatkid</a> <a href="http://t.co/dpt4VSAeeY">pic.twitter.com/dpt4VSAeeY</a></p>&mdash; Martin O&#39;Malley (@GovernorOMalley) <a href="https://twitter.com/GovernorOMalley/statuses/401436120086376448">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You&#39;ve saved her, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SFBatkid&amp;src=hash">#SFBatkid</a>! The citizens of Gotham thank you!!!! <a href="http://t.co/Y5HBhVO7u0">pic.twitter.com/Y5HBhVO7u0</a></p>&mdash; Make-A-Wish Bay Area (@SFWish) <a href="https://twitter.com/SFWish/statuses/401420947384586240">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So, who is ready for Crazy Uniform Stat Friday?</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401432376485490688">November 15, 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> are 2-2 against NFC West in black-black uni combo, including 1-1 against San Fran</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401434663429738496">November 15, 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> are 2-2 in 3 p.m. games while wearing the black-black uni combo.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401433998036987904">November 15, 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> are 7-3 in black jersey-black pant combo in last 10 games wearing it.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401433930689048576">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc">@RitaLeBlanc</a> with Peter Finney and his family at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon <a href="http://t.co/AaRaSu0KfD">pic.twitter.com/AaRaSu0KfD</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/401433623745671168">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kenny Stills is repaying Drew Brees with a 148.3 passer rating on balls thrown his way. Best mark among WRs with 20+ targets. <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a></p>&mdash; Pro Football Focus (@PFF) <a href="https://twitter.com/PFF/statuses/401428308639756288">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc">@RitaLeBlanc</a> &amp; Brent Barry (<a href="https://twitter.com/Barryathree">@Barryathree</a>) on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/UOzFSlvHhJ">http://t.co/UOzFSlvHhJ</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/401421667777249280">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%2349ers&amp;src=hash">#49ers</a> are known for physical play. The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> say San Fran should be just as prepared for physical footall | <a href="http://t.co/bQZG86NkNK">http://t.co/bQZG86NkNK</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/401410609612197888">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Best <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> snapchat yet <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoWhiteFlags&amp;src=hash">#NoWhiteFlags</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/g7hKoNCh4a">pic.twitter.com/g7hKoNCh4a</a></p>&mdash; Amanda Barkemeyer (@a_barke) <a href="https://twitter.com/a_barke/statuses/401166248404209665">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees has 21 straight HOME games with multiple TD passes ... the longest such streak in NFL history</p>&mdash; ESPN Stats &amp; Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/statuses/401394351676596224">November 15, 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> Drew Brees has completed at a 74.4 percent rate, averaged 367.2 yards and had 18 TDs to just 2 interceptions at home in 2013. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%2349ers&amp;src=hash">#49ers</a></p>&mdash; STATS (@STATS_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/STATS_NFL/statuses/401394276174532608">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees has 18 TD passes at home this season, more than the total of 24 other teams, home and away. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Baller&amp;src=hash">#Baller</a> <a href="http://t.co/AEnphjxmdO">pic.twitter.com/AEnphjxmdO</a></p>&mdash; NFL (@nfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl/statuses/401374057171808257">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>3 great leaders hanging out tonight: <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51">@JonVilma51</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsFamily&amp;src=hash">#SaintsFamily</a> <a href="http://t.co/EjnXOKi7C6">pic.twitter.com/EjnXOKi7C6</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/401211446450593792">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A great pic of the fellas tonight at the <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> fundraiser. Fun event! <a href="http://t.co/3Ke0QjeP1K">pic.twitter.com/3Ke0QjeP1K</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/401198100666015745">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great time with my saints family. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nowhiteflags&amp;src=hash">#nowhiteflags</a> <a href="http://t.co/iN7otUwcLJ">pic.twitter.com/iN7otUwcLJ</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/401198077286957057">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Video

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