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Saints news is scarce today. All quiet on the Southeastern front.

Karl Walter

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That can't help. RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/ravensinsider">ravensinsider</a>: Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu bench presses 225 pounds four times</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/306146036714450944">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hours after releasing DL Cullen Jenkins, Eagles now have released former first-round pick Mike Patterson, who intends to continue playing.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/306145656316239872">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just finished my dentist appointment. It had been a while. What is flossing? :-)</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/306139996086218752">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The top 10 official times in the 40-yard dash among linebackers at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NFLCombine">#NFLCombine</a> via @<a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork">nflnetwork</a> <a href="http://t.co/h1TZeMWktV" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/306131969366953986/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/306131969366953986">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great to get back into FQ10 with @<a href="https://twitter.com/todddurkin">todddurkin</a> this am. First step to establishing the plan for the 2013 offseason training</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/306116525700550657">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All Illegitimates™ are invited to my house for ping pong, beer, grass, various meats, and women of loose morals. @<a href="https://twitter.com/sirjeft">sirjeft</a> et al</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/306113297013436416">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Draft refresher: <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> have pick No. 15 in the 1st round and then picks in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/306105973435662336">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What lies behind us &amp; what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.</p>&mdash; Darren Sharper (@sharper42) <a href="https://twitter.com/sharper42/status/306105737791279104">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Working out in old gear (teams I have been on) Always A reminder of where I have been &amp; motivation to keep working! <a href="http://t.co/d5wLKk33Jr" title="http://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/306088731096514560/photo/1">twitter.com/JedCollins45/s…</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/306088731096514560">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The top 9 official times in the 40-yard dash among defensive linemen at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NFLCombine">#NFLCombine</a> via @<a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork">nflnetwork</a> <a href="http://t.co/3F1niHqCKE" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/306087685355872256/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/306087685355872256">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/tucoachcj">tucoachcj</a> Marques Colston watching practice this morning. Thanx for coming Marques to support our GreenWave! <a href="https://t.co/UIHDtfMLwR" title="https://twitter.com/TUCoachCJ/status/306075788023828481/photo/1">twitter.com/TUCoachCJ/stat…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/306081783672340481">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Training! Off season is over...</p>&mdash; Will Smith (@iWillSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/iWillSmith/status/306057422970179584">February 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

No significant contract talks yet between New Orleans Saints and tackle Jermon Bushrod | NOLA.com
Jermon Bushrod will host the Who Dat version of the Harlem Shuffle on Tuesday at Champions Square

Why the New Orleans Saints should draft Tyrann Mathieu | NOLA.com
The former LSU defensive back would add desperately needed play-making skills to the secondary.

PFT Live: Time for Ingram to step up for Saints | ProFootballTalk
After a sub-par 2012 season, the New Orleans Saints look to get back to their winning ways in 2013. Mike Florio believes that the Saints need to focus on improving a terrible defense, grooming a young QB behind Drew Brees and getting more use out of former Heisman trophy winner Marc Ingram.

Saints will ponder many ways to rebuild defense this offseason
Two months out from this year's NFL draft, the Super Bowl-minded New Orleans Saints are in the midst of designing a blueprint for success this coming season.

New Orleans Saints Sedrick Ellis Gets a Ferrari California
Defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints Sedrick Ellis has bought himself a new toy, a white Ferrari California. The NFL player then took it to tuners and audio specialists Ultimate Auto who installed a Pioneer navigation head unit that sends the tunes out to JL Audio amplifiers, speakers, and subs.

Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason rides in Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon | NOLA.com
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready joins Gleason and his brother-in-law Vinnie Varisco in the race.

Saints Nation: The Top 5 Worst Draft Picks in New Orleans Saints' History
1. Jonathan Sullivan, DT, Georgia in 2003

NFL teams that could be in line for HBO's 2013 "Hard Knocks" series
NFL teams that could be in line for HBO's 2013 "Hard Knocks" series.

Projected Top 5 draft pick defensive tackle Star Lotulelei not allowed to workout at 2013 NFL Combine - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Nov 10, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Utah Utes defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (92) during the game against the Washington Huskies at CenturyLink Field. Washin

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NFL Combine, the Draft

Five moments from Day 4 of the NFL Scouting Combine
Five moments from Day 4 of the NFL Scouting Combine

Bell: At NFL combine, can teams trust troubled players?
When it comes to prospects with off-the-field issues, teams will have to do their homework.

Luke Joeckel, Dion Jordan, Jarvis Jones, Dee Milliner, Shariff Floyd and more NFL combine thoughts - NFL - Peter King - SI.com
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is two months from tonight, and consider these questions the first ones on the test in this year's Draftology 101 class.

LSU cornerback Tharold Simon isn't worried about low draft status: NFL combine notebook | NOLA.com
Kevin Minter wants to take care of his aging mother

Monday's NFL combine results: Defensive tackles | NOLA.com
Live updates from the NFL combine

Defensive end Damontre Moore has poor showing of strength at 2013 NFL Combine
Defensive end Damontre Moore has poor showing of strength at 2013 NFL Combine.

Former Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore continues to have bad luck at 2013 NFL Scouting Combine
Former Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore continues to have bad luck at 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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Lagniappe

Robert Meachem expected to remain with Chargers | ProFootballTalk
Wide receiver Robert Meachem flopped in 2012, finishing with 14 catches and 207 yards during a year that saw him basically benched for the final couple of months of the season. He’s got $5 million in guaranteed money coming his way, though, and a $10 million-plus cap hit if he’s released (it’s $6.875 million if he sticks around), so the new regime is trying to put a happy face on things.

Patriots, Tom Brady agree to three-year, $27 million extension | ProFootballTalk
Tom Brady has a new contract with the Patriots, and it's a rare instance of a high-profile player's contract being notable for not breaking the bank. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Brady has agreed to a deal that adds three years to his commitment to the Patriots, while paying him...

"Little doubt" Alex Smith gets traded | ProFootballTalk
Though it's unclear whether the 49ers have a deal in place -- essentially, effectively, or otherwise -- to trade quarterback Alex Smith to a new team, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT there's "little doubt" a trade will happen.

Eagles release Mike Patterson | ProFootballTalk
Two years ago, the Eagles dreamed a Dream Team. The dream is now being dismantled. Already gone is defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins. Joining him is defensive tackle Mike Patterson. The Eagles have announced that Patterson has been released.

Eagles release DT Cullen Jenkins; should the Saints go after him?
Eagles release DT Cullen Jenkins; should the Saints go after him?