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Saints News 4/15/13: Saints Sign QB Seneca Wallace to One-Year Deal

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Looks like he will compete with newly-signed QB Luke McCown for the back-up role. In other more depressing news, the 2010 Saints Vicodin scandal is not over. Hefty fines from federal authorities may be coming.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> have signed QB Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract: <a href="http://t.co/BAh3UXeyQC" title="http://bit.ly/ZlGcY7">bit.ly/ZlGcY7</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23FreeAgency">#FreeAgency</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/323858850069491712">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23saints">#saints</a> signed a backup QB who is at least an upgrade over a lukewarm TV dinner? I'M SOLD!!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodat">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/323861365259399168">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"Seneca Wallace, eh? Well then, laissez les bon temps somethingsomething..." <a href="http://t.co/N6RdFBjkyB" title="http://binaryapi.ap.org/31d1e65c21de43f8ac000672cf27eda3/512x.jpg">binaryapi.ap.org/31d1e65c21de43…</a></p>&mdash; Dulymus J Huangstein (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/323851424490463232">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> add QB Seneca Wallace to 1-year contract: <a href="http://t.co/pyKlVAitgN" title="http://bit.ly/17BNWIV">bit.ly/17BNWIV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NFL">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/323850342750117889">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The move makes sense from a "the Saints can now practice against the spread option/etc" offense.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/323850285946662914">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/pearljam">pearljam</a>: Pearl Jam is headlining @<a href="https://twitter.com/voodoonola">voodoonola</a> 2013. Get ready, this is just the beginning..</p>&mdash; team gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/status/323848651589947392">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints sign QB Seneca Wallace. Doubt they'll be drafting anyone now. McCown's role as #2 was short lived.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/323848082775240704">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No media availability today. "@<a href="https://twitter.com/jasonoinno">jasonoinno</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/larryholder">larryholder</a> will Payton meet with the media for OTA"s?"</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/323844461241176064">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'm just glad he was wearing any at all RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/skooks">skooks</a>: Why does Post think we care what color shorts Vitt was wearing when he stole the Vicodin</p>&mdash; Dulymus J Huangstein (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/323827718842101760">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The NFL said the 2013 schedule is not finalizedyet and no release date has been determined but it should be soon</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/323818593928220672">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All last season, the Saints were under scrutiny for trying to inflict pain. Now they're in trouble for relieving it <a href="http://t.co/tnIi1BHNIJ" title="http://www.wwltv.com/sports/black-and-gold/Report-Saints-could-face-hefty-fine-in-Vicodin-case-203011941.html">wwltv.com/sports/black-a…</a></p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks/status/323818005983272962">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Federal authorities weighing possible fine against <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> for Vicodin case, Washington Post reports <a href="http://t.co/EtagAns6bz" title="http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/04/us_attorneys_office_weighing_p.html">nola.com/saints/index.s…</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/323815411034513408">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Excited to be back with the guys. The countdown to greatness begins.... <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodat">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Jabari Greer (@Jabari_Greer) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer/status/323811591193767936">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Safely back in <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Nola">#Nola</a><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> team workouts begin today, excited to see everyone<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDat">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/323807077967491072">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh snaps time to wake up!!! 1st day back! Time to grind!Time to give it everything I got <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodatnation">#whodatnation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23leggo">#leggo</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/323802965221703680">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First day on the new job jitters. But thankful to have one! @<a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">nfl</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/nfl_atl">nfl_atl</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/323799685972234240">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/jedcollins45">jedcollins45</a>: Woke up and realized it is <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Day1">#Day1</a> of the 2013 season.Time to get to work!!<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23PaytonisFREE">#PaytonisFREE</a>" I second that!</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/323790612241473537">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Excited to get back to work today w my teammates. It's gonna be a great year. Who Dat!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/323784364867600384">April 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints start OTA's today, sign QB Seneca Wallace, plus other non-scandal-oriented Saints news

New Orleans Saints sign QB Seneca Wallace to one-year deal | NOLA.com
Looks like the New Orleans Saints will have a battle for the backup quarterback job as the team signed veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. The Saints had already signed veteran Luke McCown earlier this offseason.

Five to watch: NFL draft prospects most likely to land with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson sneaks in at No. 5 to become first offensive player on the list

Saints Nation: Saints Open Offseason Program Today | April | 2013 Articles

Players anticipate 'culture shock' as they return to Sean Payton-led New Orleans Saints on Monday | NOLA.com
His internal campaign begins Monday as he will hold his first full-team meeting since being barred from the team for about nine months thanks to his suspension in connection to the bounty scandal as Monday marks the start of the team's offseason workout program.

Chris Ivory trade would be great for New Orleans Saints - if they get the right value | NOLA.com
New York Jets reportedly considering trade for Ivory

Team needs: New Orleans Saints | ProFootballTalk
With the NFL Draft approaching, we’re taking a team-by-team look at the needs of each club. Up next is the team with the No. 15 overall selection, the New Orleans Saints. They’re short a second-rounder from the bounty penalty, which takes away a chance to fix the worst defense in league history.

2013 NFL draft preview: Mike Triplett's take on the guards, centers | NOLA.com
Unlikely the Saints will use a pick on this position

2013 NFL draft preview: After elite prospects depth at guard, center is poor | NOLA.com
But it is loaded at the top

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Just when we thought our scandals were over......

Saints’ Vicodin case still open | ProFootballTalk
Three years ago, the Saints' Super Bowl afterglow became interrupted by a lawsuit from a disgruntled former employee, who claimed that the team's Vicodin stash was being abused by at least one member of the coaching staff.

Federal authorities weighing possible fine against New Orleans Saints for Vicodin case, Washington Post reports | NOLA.com
The Post reported, citing anonymous sources, that DEA investigators unearthed a number of violations with the Saints and worked with the team to bring the organization into better compliance.

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Other NFL News

Tiger Woods penalized for cheating; NFL teams penalize bad-character guys in draft - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Just as Tiger Woods was penalized for cheating, NFL teams penalize bad-character guys in the draft. Tiger Woods penalized for cheating; NFL teams penalize bad-character guys in draft

Steelers match Patriots offer on WR Sanders - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Steelers match Patriots offer on WR Sanders Steelers match Patriots offer on WR Sanders

MRI shows Revis is "ahead of schedule" | ProFootballTalk
There are two truths regarding pro athletes who require surgery: (1) the procedure is always a success; and (2) the rehab is always ahead of schedule. Until, of course, either one isn't. According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.

Schedule release not happening tomorrow | ProFootballTalk
Last week, we caught wind of the possibility that the 2013 regular-season schedule won't be released on Tuesday, April 16. The possibility has now become a certainty. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that the schedule won't be released on April 16.

Lawyer says Riddell is "in very serious trouble" after lawsuit | ProFootballTalk
The jury in Ridolfi’s lawsuit did not find that Riddell’s helmets are defective but did find that Riddell didn’t properly warn the players who wear its helmets of the risks associated with brain injuries in football.

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Lagniappe

Faith Hill says she won't do 'SNF' theme this year - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Faith Hill says she wont do SNF theme this year Faith Hill says she wont do SNF theme this year