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Saints News 5/28/13: Saints Return To Field For Week 2 Of OTAs

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In other news, Sean Payton finally opens a Twitter account, the NFL moves back the 2014 Draft to May 8-10, and 'Himself' (aka. MtnExile) from the Who Dat Social Club thinks democratic selections for Mt. Saintsmore was a mistake.

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Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sean Payton's account is now @<a href="https://twitter.com/seanpayton">seanpayton</a> and verified with a blue check!</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/339424654135529473">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>June 9th I will be hosting a fundraiser along w 10+ of my @<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> teammates benefiting @<a href="https://twitter.com/ican_foundation">ican_foundation</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/hrhcbiloxi">hrhcbiloxi</a> <a href="http://t.co/AUiul0hbJs" title="http://twitter.com/iCAN_Foundation/status/339427701708435457/photo/1">twitter.com/iCAN_Foundatio…</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/339472715708784640">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It's like Adam Sandler decided to put together a Radiohead parody band. RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/bradhand">bradhand</a>: Am I way late to the alt J bandwagon?</p>&mdash; Will Kill 4 Biscuit (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/339465513577086976">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Inner dialogue today: Does Sean Payton getting a Twitter account show that he changed in his absence from the game, team? Thoughts?</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/339465283037175808">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/justinfox88">justinfox88</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/juniorg93">juniorg93</a> I'm praying everyday that u have a 15 sack season <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WHODAT">#WHODAT</a>"lol thank u just pray I stay healthy it's in Gods Hands</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/339464349439635458">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="http://t.co/Coo0D9qiZt" title="http://video.us.msn.com/videos/watch/video/watch-this-rubiks-speedcuber-solve-a-cube-in-7-seconds/2so8n577q?from=en-us_msnhpvidmod">video.us.msn.com/videos/watch/v…</a>......i hate this guy! and it was like 9 seconds but whos counting</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/339452214189899776">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Final Euphoric Parabolic Phase Of A Stock Market Bubble | ETF DAILY NEWS <a href="http://t.co/lCpHlLhuuv" title="http://etfdailynews.com/2013/05/28/sp-500-the-final-euphoric-parabolic-phase-of-a-stock-market-bubble/">etfdailynews.com/2013/05/28/sp-…</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/339452767536041985">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2014 NFL Draft pushed back to May 8-10 due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall <a href="http://t.co/qdlUtHyGxB" title="http://bit.ly/18wWX5R">bit.ly/18wWX5R</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/339445097483599872">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/profootballtalk">profootballtalk</a>: Eric Dickerson joins Keyshawn Johnson in a crusade against Justin Bieber <a href="http://t.co/0U7IX8t3LN" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-94cj">wp.me/p14QSB-94cj</a>"...hilarious</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/339434088559702018">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My GALLON sized BBQ Sauce is making it's debut at Sam's Club in Gulfport, MS this week!See pic for times <a href="http://t.co/kThbj6EiJ1" title="http://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/status/339418720235556865/photo/1">twitter.com/JoeHorn87/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Joe Horn (@JoeHorn87) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/status/339418720235556865">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I honestly don't think Jazz Fest is hurt by the draft. RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/repo">repo</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/larryholder">larryholder</a> and first weekend of Jazz Fest</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/339415445515956224">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Today is the "yesterday" you will talk about tomorrow. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23MakeItHappen">#MakeItHappen</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/339382579813838848">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Yesterday and tomorrow live only in your mind,Today is the only day you have to <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Live">#Live</a><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23AppreciateToday">#AppreciateToday</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/339370957137395713">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good morning everybody. Look forward to choosing 3 people who follow @<a href="https://twitter.com/payton_sean">payton_sean</a> today by noon and send them personalized autographed pic.</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/339348590591893504">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Let's get it <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23grindmode">#grindmode</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23saints">#saints</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/339347956937400320">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ya! RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/jonvilma51">jonvilma51</a>: Back at it. Who's working...</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/339346460619452416">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kristian:Saints back on the field for week 2 of OTA's <a href="http://t.co/HKDKjpr8uY" title="http://bit.ly/18w6TMW">bit.ly/18w6TMW</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/339345931990339586">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Don't let the evilness of haters bring you down, God favors you!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BeBlessed">#BeBlessed</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram(@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/339345924985860097">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Check out #31 in this pic, front and center. Looks like a baller. I'm pickin him first in a pick up game! <a href="http://t.co/mjlnGi3T80" title="http://twitter.com/jehmu/status/339153951897317376/photo/1">twitter.com/jehmu/status/3…</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/339184539211530240">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Kristian: Saints Back On The Field For Week 2 Of OTA's
The Saints are back on the practice field today, as they open week 2 of Organized Team Activities. Coach Sean Payton said that the coaching staff is doing more teaching than evaluating at this point. "We're installing offense and defense and the same in the kicking game," the coach explained last week. "There are a lot of new faces and a lot of learning." Payton and the Saints have boasted 100% attendance in the offseason conditioning program and OTA's.

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Joins Twitter
Sean Payton said his kids encouraged him to join the social media network

New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson striving for 'fresh start' after rough 2012 season | NOLA.com
"That's the profession that we play and the world we live in," Greer said. "It's results driven. As a collective unit as a group, we didn't have the very best season. P-Rob, Pat is going to be a guy that we're going to rely on tremendously. He's one of the most athletic corners and athletic players on our team. He has the potential to be a Pro Bowl-caliber player.

Unheralded rookies poised to make noise: NFC - CBSSports
New Orleans Saints -- OLB Eric Martin, Nebraska: As the Saints transition back to a 3-4 defensive scheme led by new coordinator Rob Ryan, Martin has a good chance to stick on the roster as a versatile pass rusher. He was a little-known reserve as an underclassman at Nebraska, but the light bulb seemed to go on for him as a senior, finishing 2012 with team bests in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (16.5). Martin has only average physical tools, but he's able to win with intensity and initial burst and power to dominate blockers one-on-one using his length effectively. There are some concerns about his ability to digest an NFL playbook, but if the Saints are patient, Martin could be a diamond in the rough.

Saints' depth-chart surprises, the team's young WRs, and Charles Brown's curious injury on 'Black and Gold Today' | NOLA.com
Cornerback maneuverings and the Saints' wide-receiver bonanza highlight today's "Black and Gold Today."

Roman Harper contract breakdown - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Harper had been scheduled to have a $7.15 million cap figure for this year. But the Saints trimmed that number to $3.66 million. They did that by reducing Harper’s base salary from $5.25 million to $840,000. But the Saints helped cushion the blow by giving Harper a $2.91 million signing bonus.

Keenan Lewis, Patrick Robinson and Martez Wilson Looking Like Starters for Saints - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Martez Wilson (95) prior to kickoff of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at

Armstead's winding NFL road ends up in New Orleans | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald

METAIRIE, La. -- Terron Armstead's road to the NFL took quite the detour.

New Orleans Saints Offensive Tackle Terron Armstead sits down with NFL Draft Zone " NFL Draft Zone

If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be? -I like to watch Jake Long and Joe Staley, Two very athletic offensive tackles at the top of the class in the NFL.

Saints Nation: The Saints Need a Veteran Cornerback in the Mix ASAP

New Orleans Saints Offseason Opposition Analysis: Atlanta Falcons - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) dunks the football over the goal post after scoring against the New

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints faces sculpted onto a cyberspace mountain?

You’re All Wrong - Who Dat Social Club
And Canal Street Chronicles liked the idea so much that they stole it. No, really, there’s a confession: "Such a great idea, in fact, that I’m stealing it. [Saintsational, as I'll always remember him]" And, truthfully, it is a great idea. Okay, I’m mainly pissed that I didn’t think of it myself. I could have a big blogging job with NBC and everything that goes with it: astronomical rent, great restaurants, a feeling of living under siege. Actually, that kinda sounds like New Orleans, so I’ll throw in: no concealed carry permit. There, that’s the difference.

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Other NFL news

NFL officially moves 2014 draft to May 8-10 | NOLA.com
League also announced significant changes to offseason events next year

2014 NFL Draft to be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York
The NFL said there would be no other significant changes in the dates of other off-season events next year

Jim Brown lands job with Cleveland Browns - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown is re-joining the Cleveland Browns in an official capacity. Jim Brown lands job with Cleveland Browns

Jason Garrett: Everyone is coaching and playing for their jobs | ProFootballTalk
In the last couple of years, we've grown accustomed to hearing roars from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about closing windows and rising levels of frustration with the team's performance.

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Lagniappe

NYC lawsuit alleging Brett Favre sent racy texts settled - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
A lawsuit filed by two massage therapists who sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre over claims he sent racy text messages has been settled, a lawyer for the women said Friday. NYC lawsuit alleging Brett Favre sent racy texts settled

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Video

Saints done with drama, ready for football - NFL Videos
After a drama-filled 2012 season, hear how the New Orleans Saints are putting the past behind them and gearing up for 2013.

Fan Pass: New Orleans Saints charity softball game - NFL Videos
New Orleans Saints defensive back Roman Harper takes fans behind the scenes of Ben Grubbs' Charity Softball Tournament, and how he led the defense to their first victory over the offense.