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Saints News 5/21/13: Saints Start Organized Team Activities

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Players tweeted their excitement for getting back to work today. In other news, the NFL is considering making the Pro Bowl "more like a game show?"

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> begin Organized Team Activities today! <a href="http://t.co/Qy99icJnX6" title="http://instagram.com/p/ZkwWGlmKvA">instagram.com/p/ZkwWGlmKvA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/336826956626661376">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First day of OTA's <a href="http://t.co/HJPtzjtvYT" title="http://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/status/336852318475665409/photo/1">twitter.com/MartezWilson95…</a></p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/status/336852318475665409">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sheriff is back in town, rookies are here, and the sun is shining.Time to go to work!<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23OTA1">#OTA1</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/336858801615548416">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Felt great to get back on the field in a practice environment today. Football season is upon us, and we're getting better now!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/336932954108461056">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>3 Sacks In 12 Plays I'm A <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23MADMAN">#MADMAN</a> Great 1st day Time to rest up PLAYBOOK and <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Nap">#Nap</a> God Bless Every1 hope y'all Grinding!</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/336931885181698048">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It's not how many hours you put it ... it's what you put into those hours that counts. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23OutworkTheCompetition">#OutworkTheCompetition</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/336900908443131904">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>There is no success without some struggle along the way. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23KeepGoing">#KeepGoing</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/336812495266267137">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>OTA's... Finally back to football!!! Let the journey begin or better yet let it continue! Who Dat! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/status/336829799056175104">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Smh I woke up all excited like, what fit imma wear today... Like it's bthe first day of school... Goodmornin <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23whodatnation">#whodatnation</a> 1st day of OTA's</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/336807857058095106">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>In 2016, you'll be watching the NFL and some guy will hit a guy &amp; there will be a Mario-esque "FINE!" graphic over his head &amp; "bling!" sound</p>&mdash; Will Kill 4 Biscuit (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/336922131101253633">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2016: "Next week, Microsoft will give one lucky fan the opportunity to literally control your favorite team's actual punter via your XBox!"</p>&mdash; Will Kill 4 Biscuit (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/336924151984033794">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Deadspin reminds that a week ago ESPN unveiled its new $125mil set for sportscenter. Today they laid off 400 people. <a href="http://t.co/mn50UDMw3x" title="http://deadspin.com/source-espn-laying-off-hundreds-509043249">deadspin.com/source-espn-la…</a></p>&mdash; whodoes (@whodoesblog) <a href="https://twitter.com/whodoesblog/status/336898564263378944">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Super Bowl lineup the next four years: NY/NJ after 2013 season; Arizona after 2014; SF/Santa Clara after 2015; then Houston.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/336919339179585536">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On our way up to the NBA Lottery- Monty and Anthony, Mickey Loomis and Mr &amp; Mrs Benson <a href="http://t.co/zhDdvIcTZN" title="http://twitter.com/GregBensel/status/336842998581182464/photo/1">twitter.com/GregBensel/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Greg Bensel (@GregBensel) <a href="https://twitter.com/GregBensel/status/336842998581182464">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anthony meeting with local New Orleans media pre-lottery <a href="http://t.co/CRY05zvFXO" title="http://twitter.com/GregBensel/status/336926301925568512/photo/1">twitter.com/GregBensel/sta…</a></p>&mdash; Greg Bensel (@GregBensel) <a href="https://twitter.com/GregBensel/status/336926301925568512">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Man who killed Bears fan in Jacksonville pleads guilty to murder <a href="http://t.co/w5Jff0YyoM" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-8WKo">wp.me/p14QSB-8WKo</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/336936851162136577">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So, the 49ers will hold the most tech-equipped Super Bowl ever, Texans trumpet their available park/tailgate space and Miami group is sour</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/336927463047307264">May 21, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton Talk About OTAs
The New Orleans Saints began organized team activities on Tuesday. At the Saints Hall of Fame Golf tournament on Monday, Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis and Head Coach Sean Payton talked about the work ahead:

Saints ready to practice with Payton again | wwltv.com New Orleans
Even as Sean Payton tried to make the best of his one-season bounty banishment from the NFL by spending time with his children, getting in shape and playing golf, he often compared his punishment to prison time.

Saints prepare for start of OTAs; release Broughton | Black and Gold
The Saints, who begin their organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday, announced Monday that the club waived defensive end Braylon Broughton.

Changes loom as Saints return to practice field | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
KENNER — Now that the Saints have switched to a 3-4 defense, coach Sean Payton must decide who will play which position. Tuesday’s start of…

Saints' Will Smith embraces change | Sports | The Sun Herald
KENNER, La. -- Will Smith is ready for change.

2013 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Draft - The New Orleans Saints - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft
The 2013 NFL Draft represented a big change for the New Orleans Saints as well as a reminder of something they were ready to forget.

NFL Free Agency: New Orleans Saints Should Ask About Richard Seymour - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

2013 NFL free agency may technically be over and the New Orleans Saints may not have a lot of cap space to work with, but the team should at least give a call to free agent defensive lineman Richard Seymour.

Saints Positional Previews: Wide Receivers - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

We’ve looked at all the other ‘skill’ positions on offense previously: Tight Ends, Running Backs, and Quarterbacks. Let’s look at lengthy topic today, the Wide Receivers. Depending on what site you cite, the Saints have a plethora of WRs listed, we’ll look at 10 of them today.

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Other NFL News

NFL, Microsoft combining to upgrade interactive TV viewing of pro football games | NOLA.com
The deal is worth $400 million over five years for the NFL

San Francisco Bay Area picked to host 50th Super Bowl in 2016 | NOLA.com
Houston gets 51st Super Bowl over South Florida

Indianapolis looks like it will compete with New Orleans for 2018 Super Bowl | NOLA.com
Denver, Atlanta and Minnesota could also make a bid

NFL considers making the Pro Bowl "more like a game show" | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL continues to try to make the Pro Bowl worth watching, the league is considering some ideas inspired by TV game shows. Albert Breer of NFL Network reported that the league is considering elements that would make the game more like a game show, such as having incentives paid out during ...

Romo to miss workouts after cyst removal on back - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Romo to miss workouts after cyst removal on back Romo to miss workouts after cyst removal on back

NFL approves $200 million loan for Falcons' new stadium
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - NFL owners have approved a $200 million loan for the construction of a new multi-purpose building in Atlanta to become the home for the Falcons.

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Lagniappe

Loomis, Hartley part of winning teams at SHOF Golf Classic
Capturing first place in the tournament in the scratch category (low gross) was the team anchored by Saints Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis, who played with the foursome of Scott Korndorffer of Chateau Cafe', Rick Hart, Desi Vega and Robbie Hazard, who finished with a total of 53 in the scramble, best-ball format.