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Saints News 5/2/13: Darren Sharper Likes Saints' First-Round Selection Of Kenny Vaccaro

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In a Mike Triplett article, D-Sharp says he's heard coaches and scouts from around the league say Kenny Vaccaro is "the real deal." Former NFL safety Matt Bowen says Vaccaro to the Saints was his "favorite pick of the night." In other news, Sean Payton to receive honorary doctorate of public service from Eastern Illinois University. Suck on that, Roger!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up!!</p>&mdash; Darren Sharper (@sharper42) <a href="https://twitter.com/sharper42/status/330053444369014784">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> S Kenny Vaccaro didn't need interceptions or blazing 40 time to dazzle NFL scouts | <a href="http://t.co/JYiJbAHvzZ" title="http://NOLA.com">NOLA.com</a> <a href="http://t.co/dbVz7oygKq" title="http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/05/new_orleans_saints_safety_kenn.html">nola.com/saints/index.s…</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/330015353298100224">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bengals, Falcons will practice together in August <a href="http://t.co/eRD2q8eDKp" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-8D5d">wp.me/p14QSB-8D5d</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/330043669627404289">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anyone has the ability to duplicate but it takes a special person to be able to innovate. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ThinkDifferent">#ThinkDifferent</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/330042851511631872">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keep your goals out of reach, but not out of sight. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WorkHard">#WorkHard</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/329938706997846018">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tiny bit <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Tebow">#Tebow</a> news: he'd like to go where he can sit, learn behind great QB &amp; coach. New Orleans would be perfect, for example.</p>&mdash; Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonColeYahoo/status/330027739937640449">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'm just going to say this once and as nicely as I can: Tim Tebow is not a good fit for the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a>.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/330037607323013121">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Awful idea. RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/jasoncoleyahoo">jasoncoleyahoo</a>: Tebow news: he'd like to go where he can sit, learn behind great QB &amp; coach. New Orleans would be perfect.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/330031202570481666">May 2, 2013</a></blockquote>

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