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Saints News 5/3/13: Ravens Hire Steve Spagnuolo as Senior Defensive Assistant

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After being abruptly fired by the Saints shortly after the worst statistical defensive season in NFL history, former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo reportedly has a new gig with the Baltimore Ravens.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Report: Ravens hire Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant <a href="http://t.co/5chiuoljNm" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-8E84">wp.me/p14QSB-8E84</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/330421735218376704">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bucs and Patriots coaches to hang out next week, talk a little football <a href="http://t.co/QD6QkZ5bfR" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-8E6o">wp.me/p14QSB-8E6o</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/330412866035392512">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LetsGo RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/harpershope_41">harpershope_41</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/harp41">harp41</a> with the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23DeepCoverage">#DeepCoverage</a> on the golf course getting ready for <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ASaintedWeekend">#ASaintedWeekend</a> <a href="http://t.co/roA0korogf" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIp1ES7ImEI">youtube.com/watch?v=kIp1ES…</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/330404967498264576">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Im exhausted! On my way back after getting my next pilot certification!Whew hard work always pays off! <a href="http://t.co/3lqI7u4XYV" title="http://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/330396184847990786/photo/1">twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham…</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/330396184847990786">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/bdwill">bdwill</a>: Passed @<a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle">scottshanle</a> this morning. I'm 6'3 250 and I felt small." Haha u r prototype 3-4 linebacker!</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/330395161941123072">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23AtASaintsGame">#AtASaintsGame</a> a daughter tells her mom the big news <a href="http://t.co/iPQ5dGfwDj" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/330395117250813953/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/330395117250813953">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23AtASaintsGame">#AtASaintsGame</a> a dad’s hat can serve as an armrest <a href="http://t.co/ANOlQ2Jgon" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/330372129822490624/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/330372129822490624">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/profootballtalk">profootballtalk</a>: Denard Robinson leaving Jags camp Friday 2graduate from Michigan"Ask UDFA's if they get that choice? Missed walking :(</p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/330368393817505792">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>5 most worrisome left tackle situations: 1. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Chargers">#Chargers</a>, Dunlap 2. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Dolphins">#Dolphins</a>, Martin 3. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Cardinals">#Cardinals</a>, Brown 4. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Lions">#Lions</a>, Reiff 5. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Packers">#Packers</a>, Bulaga</p>&mdash; Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/330353508631080961">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Considered <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> but Brees outstanding at sensing pressure, managing pocket &amp; getting ball out. Bet they'll be fine with Brown/Armstead.</p>&mdash; Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/330353730832703488">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL Combine LBs, including new Saint Chase Thomas (@<a href="https://twitter.com/ctcard44">ctcard44</a>), discuss fundamentals with @<a href="https://twitter.com/usafootball">usafootball</a>: <a href="http://t.co/3LzMTWoHFM" title="http://youtu.be/qSjFchrLgPk">youtu.be/qSjFchrLgPk</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/330338727824080898">May 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Ravens Hire Steve Spagnuolo

Report: Ravens hire Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant | ProFootballTalk
There’s no word on what Spagnuolo’s specific responsibilities will be in Baltimore, if they have even been decided at this point. Spagnuolo’s teams have run 4-3 base defenses over the course of his career while the Ravens run a 3-4, although one imagines that Harbaugh has some ideas of how Spagnuolo can assist defensive coordinator Dean Pees despite that difference.

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