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Saints News 2/27/13: Brees 'Willing to Consider' Contract Restructure If It Helps Team

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Said Brees via text, "I am always willing to consider anything that will help the team or the cap situation."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I just Got Low Balled Lol That's just <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Disrespectful">#Disrespectful</a></p>&mdash; JUNIOR GALETTE (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/306872194561105920">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>By the Saints? RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/juniorg93">juniorg93</a>: I just Got Low Balled Lol That's just <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Disrespectful">#Disrespectful</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/306872656123289603">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Will Beatty was a top-25 FA. Being off market helps guys like Andre Smith Jake Long, Sam Baker, Jermon Bushrod</p>&mdash; gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/greggrosenthal/status/306870518538199041">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>S/O to @<a href="https://twitter.com/pierre_thomas">pierre_thomas</a> for the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Angry">#Angry</a> Hero gear <a href="http://t.co/bDBiEvzqQY" title="http://twitter.com/DarrenSproles/status/306869745456672768/photo/1">twitter.com/DarrenSproles/…</a></p>&mdash; Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenSproles/status/306869745456672768">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/letsmove">letsmove</a> What does change look like? Mississippi schools swap fryers w steamers &amp; serve more fruits veggies &amp; whole grains <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23letsmovetour">#letsmovetour</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/306862652758585344">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bushrod's worth is the freedom to take a pass rusher at 15 RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/larryholder">larryholder</a>: Beatty deal avg $8 million per year. How much is Bushrod worth?</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/306858190711160832">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"The 18 Most Offensive Things People Say To Redheads <a href="http://t.co/zpbhx3WWUW" title="http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/the-18-most-offensive-things-people-say-to-redheads">buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/the…</a> via @<a href="https://twitter.com/buzzfeed">buzzfeed</a>" I'm still laughing! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23gingerpride">#gingerpride</a> </p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/306856384601915393">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With the Giants re-signing left tackle Will Beatty, it helps the market for FA-to-be <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> LT Jermon Bushrod.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/306856019571638272">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lots of chatter on Twitter lately about sexuality, equality &amp; discrimination. Much progress in the past few years, but more to do. ...</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottfujita99/status/306845484490821632">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>... I look forward to the day in the near future when my daughters say to me: "Wait, you guys were arguing about what?!"</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottfujita99/status/306845484654395393">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Alex Smith and Andy Reid, together at last. What could possibly go wrong? Guh.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/306815962626260992">February 27, 2013</a></blockquote>

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