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Saints News, 11/19/13: Jabari Greer Placed On Season-Ending IR After ACL Tear

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Turns out the ugly knee injury Jabari Greer suffered Sunday against the 49ers was a torn ACL. It's no surprise that his season is now officially over. Surgery to repair the knee has reportedly not yet taken place but we can expect it will soon. Greer has long been an outstanding leader on this team since coming over from the Bills in 2009 and he will be missed. We wish him a speedy and full recovery. To fill his roster spot, the Saints signed CB Trevin Wade yesterday.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> put CB Greer on IR with torn ACL <a href="http://t.co/zvdv3BlqYs">http://t.co/zvdv3BlqYs</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/402915073015808001">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sproles and Evans did not practice today. Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/ZIhlSUnVMl">http://t.co/ZIhlSUnVMl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsATL&amp;src=hash">#NOvsATL</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/402915313710153728">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> limited: Jordan, Grubbs, Walker, Lofton, Graham, Carr, Sweeting, Vaccaro, Watson, Hicks</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402914830098518017">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees on Brooks hit: &quot;I saw the replay and it looked like go-go-gadget neck.&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402914055842574336">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees said he feels Ahmad Brooks is a clean, hard-nosed player. But still thinks there&#39;s no doubt the hit was a penalty.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402909183768395776">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> return LB Victor Butler to practice while hes still on PUP list. They have 21 days to decide if hes able to return to active roster.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/402905138957783040">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This was the last day <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> could bring Butler back to practice - so not necessarily a sign that hes close to returning. Still a long shot</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/402905568773283840">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton announced that the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have placed Jabari Greer on injured reserve &amp; signed DB Trevin Wade</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/402903912400691201">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton said Panthers-Patriors game ended in a &quot;unique way&quot; admittedly watching how he phrased the ending.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402902123978846208">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> are the only team in the NFL that rank in the top 5 in total offense (2nd) &amp; total defense (4th)</p>&mdash; Jordan Fiegel (@JGFiegel) <a href="https://twitter.com/JGFiegel/statuses/402899591114153984">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I understand Teddy Bruschi called out <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> toughness?? I guess he didn&#39;t see him get up from the hit, pick apart the 49ers and win.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/402883955264733184">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Show me a player, pound for pound, tougher than Brees. No one recovers from the injury he had. Roasted 9ers WHILE BLEEDING FROM HIS MOUTH</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/402884523186077696">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Last I checked, Drew Brees didn&#39;t throw the flag. Last I checked Brees got up, threw darts to help win the game. Seems pretty tough to me...</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402857209534488576">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;ve never been deemed a homer, but Tedy Bruschi&#39;s comment about Brees needing to be tougher is insane.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/402857509150416897">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew&#39;s height doesn&#39;t justify anything. Change your target area. You don&#39;t have to target across the neck/chest</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/402855422840672256">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL looking at Ahmad Brooks&#39; hit <a href="http://t.co/1aTdXb3mcp">http://t.co/1aTdXb3mcp</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/402877780435550208">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>History of Team Gleason Part I : <a href="https://t.co/RhtC64x4UO">https://t.co/RhtC64x4UO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoWhiteFlags&amp;src=hash">#NoWhiteFlags</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/statuses/402865505440378880">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork">@NFLNetwork</a>&#39;s Mike Mayock and ESPN&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard">@Chris_Broussard</a> on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast <a href="http://t.co/qMfO7IN6zq">http://t.co/qMfO7IN6zq</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/402861569828061184">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL teams have combined for 7,581 points in 2013, the most points through 11 weeks in NFL history, previous high was 7,368 pts last season.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/402855143508434944">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Saints defense ranks top 5 in the NFL in PPG (18.3) and YPG (305.4) allowed this season. Last season they ranked bottom 2 in both</p>&mdash; ESPN Stats &amp; Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/statuses/402813714992496640">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everyday is a new chance to get better.. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/402829583403069440">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/BobbyHebert3">@BobbyHebert3</a> Goddamn. It&#39;s not payback if we get screwed too, halfwit</p>&mdash; Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/402819548367179776">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/saintsnola">@saintsnola</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Patriots">@Patriots</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat">@angrywhodat</a> <a href="http://t.co/akjB6BYfmy">pic.twitter.com/akjB6BYfmy</a></p>&mdash; DFW Who Dats (@DFW_Who_Dats) <a href="https://twitter.com/DFW_Who_Dats/statuses/402815313722359808">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>You can choose to do whatever in life you wanna do. What you cant do is choose the CONSEQUENCES of your choices!!!</p>&mdash; Joe Horn (@JoeHorn87) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/statuses/402799270031421440">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints have little time to bask in Sunday&#39;s win <a href="http://t.co/riPOymI7Kz">http://t.co/riPOymI7Kz</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsATL&amp;src=hash">#NOvsATL</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/402794989609943040">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My shirt today says it all&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BeattheDirtyBirds&amp;src=hash">#BeattheDirtyBirds</a> <a href="http://t.co/P0NkPhqCYv">pic.twitter.com/P0NkPhqCYv</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/402789263499997184">November 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Jabari Greer Placed on IR

New Orleans Saints place Jabari Greer on season-ending IR
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton announced Tuesday that starting cornerback Jabari Greer was placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in the first half of Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers. Greer hasn't had surgery yet.

Saints’ Greer said to be in good spirits after significant knee injury | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saints Coach Sean Payton gave no official update on the status of Jabari Greer but did call the knee injury significant.

Saints challenged by Greer’s ‘significant’ knee injury | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
For a team that’s famously tight-lipped about injuries to its players, the New Orleans Saints were surprisingly candid Monday about how cha…

Agent: Saints sign cornerback Trevin Wade | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
A day after Saints cornerback Jabari Greer suffered what his coach called a "significant" knee injury, New Orleans agreed to sign cornerbac…

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As the Saints’ 2012 season crumbled beneath their feet and the defense gave up an NFL-record 7.042 total yards, it was easy to wonder if New Orleans had the wrong players, the wrong coordinator or a combination of the two.

Notebook: Controversial penalty for Brooks hit on Brees was correct call
Much has been made of the up close and personal foul called against San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks with 3:12 remaining in Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.

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I've got a question for Ahmad Brooks, the San Francisco 49ers linebacker who's confusing the NFL with professional wrestling.

NFL reviewing hit by Ahmad Brooks of San Francisco 49ers on Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints - ESPN
The NFL is reviewing San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for possible discipline for his illegal hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

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METAIRIE, La. -- Rob Ryan has always been known for his inventiveness and his versatility. He has been described by at least one former player as a &l

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Some observations on the New Orleans Saints'offense after reviewing the tape of their 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11: Bad brea

Kaepernick’s Impossible Situation | The Tailgater

Ray Lewis offers to pay half of Ahmad Brooks’ fine for hit on Drew Brees | For The Win
Seriously, he has an AmEx card out and everything.

49ers cry foul, but it's their offense that's the issue
When San Francisco 49ers coaches graded the videotape from their heartbreaking loss on Sunday, they bent their own rules a bit to fit the occasion. Typically, a player receives a downgrade for penalties. Yet there was no such adjustment applied to linebacker Ahmad Brooks' final grade for the pivotal penalty he drew in the fourth quarter for his blow to the head of Drew Brees.

Vargas: Saints keep finding ways to win | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Down by three with 3 minutes, 18 seconds left in the game, the 49ers rushed five players — four of them Pro Bowlers last season — at Saints…

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Have you ever witnessed an exorcism? I mean a real one, not the Bobby Jindal kind.

Report: Rib injury kept Tarell Brown in New Orleans overnight | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers left New Orleans without a victory and reportedly without cornerback Tarell Brown as well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Brown spent Sunday night in New Orleans as a precautionary measure after suffering a rib injury during the game.

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Saints @ Falcons on Thursday Night

Why Are the Falcons Struggling? - The Falcoholic
How does a team go from the NFC Championship Game in 2012, to being in legitimate contention for a top-five pick in 2013?

Where the Saints rank: Week 12 - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints defense climbed from seventh to fourth in the NFL rankings for yards allowed after holding the San Francisco 49ers to 196 yards

Power Rankings: No. 4 New Orleans Saints - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints (8-2) already made their big move last week. So they stayed put at No. 4 after an impressive 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Two of the six voters on ESPN.com’s panel had the Saints at No. 3 ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs, but it’s tough to compare those teams right now. And unnecessary.

Power Rankings: No. 30 Atlanta Falcons - NFC South Blog - ESPN
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Playing familiar opponent helps Saints on short week | wwltv.com New Orleans
The good news for New Orleans is that it knows Atlanta. It knows the coaching staff, it knows the players and it knows the Falcons’ scheme.

Mike Smith takes the blame for the Falcons’ woeful season | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Nothing is going right for the Atlanta Falcons, and coach Mike Smith said he is fully to blame. "The team is not bein…

Roddy White talks about Thursday night's game
Quotes from Roddy White's conference call with New Orleans media

Saints rise to fourth in total defense in latest NFL stats | Black and Gold

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: Scouting Report | NOLA.com
The Atlanta Falcons have struggled mightily since their narrow season-opening loss to the New Orleans Saints.

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Around the NFL

Belichick: If you have questions about the call, talk to the league | ProFootballTalk
Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke with reporters on a conference call this morning, and he was in no mood to discuss the controversial ending to Monday night's loss in Carolina.

Fan who fell at Bills game loses his job | ProFootballTalk
According to WKBW.com, Rob Hopkins has been fired by advertising firm Eric Mower and Associates, two days after his obviously reckless attempt to slide down the railing.

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Video

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