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Saints News 5/1/13: Sean Payton Visits Louisiana Legislature

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Coach says he's excited to be back and that his suspension 'seemed like forever.'

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> at No. 3: RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">nfl</a>: .@<a href="https://twitter.com/gil_brandt">gil_brandt</a> ranks the undrafted free agent hauls of every NFL team: <a href="http://t.co/nzPSMD8pnW" title="http://on.nfl.com/160fNDJ">on.nfl.com/160fNDJ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/329672389925425152">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I listened to Kyle Turley play "music" live, so I believe him about the brain damage</p>&mdash; Rufus Tarleton (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/status/329654017372344322">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>want 2 commend @<a href="https://twitter.com/leap36">leap36</a> for standing up 4 what he believes! crazy how were all "gods children" until someone in a church wants 2 JUDGE a man</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/329647707310419968">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>ProFootballTalk: Church cancels Leroy Butler speech over Jason Collins tweet <a href="http://t.co/WQ430cGB3F" title="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/01/church-cancels-leroy-butler-speech-over-jason-collins-tweet/">profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/01/chu…</a>.what pastor? Athlete name would b said</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/329623117985091585">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Payton tells legislature he's excited for return: 'It seemed like forever' | wwltv.com New Orleans
Fresh off wrapping up the draft and signing rookie free agents, New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton was in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

Mickey Loomis Talks About New Orleans Saints Rookies with WWL Radio
Mickey Loomis said first round pick Kenny Vaccaro “has the quickness of a corner and yet he hits like a linebacker”

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: Safety in Numbers
Now that Kenny Vaccaro is in the fold for 2013, how does that affect the Saints' secondary as it's presently constituted?

moosedenied " Blog Archive " What’s gonna happen to Chess Piece Face?
We here at moosedenied have long maintained that the Saints' three biggest needs for years now have been: 1. Samoans, 2. Guys who will kill a motherf***er for a biscuit, and 3. DUDES NAMED RUFUS! Two out of three ain't bad, eh? High five!

NFC South salary-cap check - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints are $3.1 million under the cap. We still could see some contract restructures or releases. The Atlanta Falcons are $2.18 million under the cap. The Falcons will have to free up a little cap space just to be able to sign their draft picks.

This Week in Saints History: May 1-7
1998—Saints sign WR Sean Dawkins from the Indianapolis Colts.

SAINTS NATION: DO THE SAINTS NEED MORE EXTENSIVE SUB PACKAGES ON DEFENSE?

Critiquing Terron Armstead, wondering if Sean Payton/Rob Ryan will work, and more on 'Black and Gold Today' | NOLA.com
The Saints will be about $3 million under the salary cap; what should they do with the money?

NFL Power Rankings: Saints Fall in ESPN's Post-Draft Analysis - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass in the pocket during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at

New Orleans Saints: Kenny Stills, Rufus Johnson are Late Round Steals
See how the New Orleans Saints' late round draft picks will impact the team.

New Orleans Saints: Chris Ivory
Why the New Orleans Saints will get better after trading Chris Ivory.

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Other NFL News

Tim Tebow clears waivers, now a free agent - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Tim Tebow has cleared waivers a day after being let go by the New York Jets, making the quarterback a free agent whos allowed to sign with any NFL team. Tim Tebow clears waivers, now a free agent

From Abraham to Woodson: Where 9 NFL veteran FAs make most sense - CBSSports.com
Now that the initial FA rush and draft are over, is NFL roster help left? Try Abraham, Dansby, Seymour, Woodson, etc., along with some sensible destinations for nine such players.

10 teams that should take Tim Tebow (and 22 that probably wont) | For The Win
(16) Saints: Like Belichick, Payton would unleash him.

10 more interesting 2014 NFL draft prospects to watch | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Next year's draft has a chance to be special. Not only are the top 10 prospects that Doug Farrar talked about already a lot more interesting than this year's crop, there are a ton of intriguing prospects waiting behind them. … Continue reading →

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Lagniappe

Kyle Turley's fight of the mind Page 1 of 3 | UTSanDiego.com
"No one in my family has ever gone crazy and killed themselves or thought about that," Turley said. "I have. Page 1 of 3

The Rotolo's Literacy Program Visits Alice M. Birney Elementary
Rotolo’s Pizzeria teamed up with Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan and Defensive Tackle Akiem Hicks to surprise third, fourth, and fifth graders of Alice M. Birney Elementary School in Metairie with an afternoon visit on Tuesday, Apr. 30.

Former New Orleans Saints great Stan Brock, teammates to host fishing, shooting event on Grand Isle | NOLA.com
For one weekend in May, anglers and shotgunners will have a chance to test their skills against Brock and a host of other former and present NFL players in Stan Brock's Black & Gold Classic.

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