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Saints News 4/29/13: $2.6 Million of Roman Harper's Salary Was Guaranteed Last Month

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Those thinking the Saints' first round selection of Kenny Vaccaro in the NFL Draft means the immediate end for Roman Harper may be mistaken. The Saints are already financially invested in him for this season and, barring a total collapse of productivity by Harper during training camp, the veteran strong safety will likely remain with the team for at least one more year.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Falling down is a part of life ... but getting back up <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23IsLiving">#IsLiving</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/328838028661510144">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/miketriplett">miketriplett</a>: League source confirms $2.6 million of <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a>' Roman Harper's salary was guaranteed last month <a href="http://t.co/rNMUr640Uu" title="http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/04/league_source_confirms_that_26.html">nola.com/saints/index.s…</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/328959932709883904">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tried to save bug drowning in the pool by scooping it up onto the pavement. Just as it started to walk away a lizard came &amp; ate it!</p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/328956670594129920">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>this grown man is really crying tears in the store because he say the lady at the counter stole his bugslightyear toy everybody's confuse</p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/status/328953838440693760">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Get your tickets for the charity BB game!!! Come see your favorite saints show off their game (or lack there of)!! <a href="http://t.co/okXubhvRDW" title="http://bghoops.eventbrite.com">bghoops.eventbrite.com</a> </p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/status/328922224973189120">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>...in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.</p>&mdash; Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimTebow/status/328913445124714497">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NBC Sports - ProFootballTalk: CFL GM says Tebow would compete to be a backup <a href="http://t.co/qAlmmgzOAc" title="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/29/cfl-gm-says-tebow-would-compete-to-be-a-backup/">profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/29/cfl…</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/328902810269790209">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> give undrafted QB Ryan Griffin $5K signing bonus and guarantee $15K of base salary.</p>&mdash; Pat Yasinskas (@espn_nfcsouth) <a href="https://twitter.com/espn_nfcsouth/status/328892293987835905">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It's hard to do business with Tim Tebow. The constant pressure on coaches to play him &amp; circus that follows, it's just hard to do biz w him</p>&mdash; Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGlazer/status/328887524615405568">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The @<a href="https://twitter.com/todayshow">todayshow</a>'s @<a href="https://twitter.com/savannahguthrie">savannahguthrie</a> discussing how Steve Gleason was one of the top Google searches this past weekend <a href="http://t.co/AibuPIOYhV" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/328885577380405248/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/328885577380405248">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We're regressing as a species RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/willbrinson">willbrinson</a>: Actual SportsCenter rundown on National Tim Tebow Day: <a href="http://t.co/4rqX2wuGJu" title="http://bit.ly/ZfFxVj">bit.ly/ZfFxVj</a></p>&mdash; Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) <a href="https://twitter.com/ekaycbs/status/328877074540535809">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tyrann Mathieu's contract with the Cardinals won't have any guaranteed money, per @<a href="https://twitter.com/si_peterking">si_peterking</a> <a href="http://t.co/QkkpglDP1W" title="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000165207/article/report-no-guaranteed-money-in-tyrann-mathieus-contract?campaign=Twitter_atl">nfl.com/news/story/0ap…</a></p>&mdash; NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_ATL/status/328851178622418944">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tim Tebow was informed of his release this morning, face-to-face, when he arrived at the Jets facility for workouts.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/328844939012231168">April 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

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Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas; 3 (75) Terron Armstead, Arkansas Pine-Bluff; 3 (82) John Jenkins, DT, Georgia; 5 (144) - Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma; 6 (183) - Rufus Johnson - DE, Tarleton State

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1. Grade: Rock solid B.

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The nephew of former Chiefs safety Gary Stills also has "good footwork in his routes and looks fluid in his breaks, helping him separate," Rang adds. Stills "understands how to hide route intentions and (has a) second gear to speed past defensive backs. He is a lot more physical than he looks with good toughness after the catch."

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Tebowmania is the dumbest mania ever!

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And I answer it thus: "No." Make that "Hell no." But not for the reason you may think.

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To the delight of every ESPN analyst everywhere, Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets this morning, meaning he is free to sign with any team.

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From start to finish, the Tim Tebow debacle was the Jets' worst move ever.

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New England Patriots: As coach Bill Belichick watched the Jets muddle around with Tebow last season, he went on record in October to say, "Of course he's a valuable guy." Belichick adores players from the University of Florida and might embrace the chance to use Tebow creatively on offense at a position other than quarterback. Turning Jets trash into Patriots treasure is a motivator.

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Other NFL news

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