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Saints News 5/9/13: Roman Harper Welcomes Kenny Vaccaro; Lance Moore Ready to Become Veteran Leader of Saints' WRs

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Roman Harper said yesterday he welcomes the coming competition with Saints 1st round pick Kenny Vaccaro and he understands why the Saints drafted the young safety from Texas. Lance Moore says he's ready to be the Saints' veteran leader among the team's younger wide receivers.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just touched down in NOLA... All business now</p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/status/332541400442892288">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lance Moore is Ready to be the Veteran Leader of the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Receivers <a href="http://t.co/mgbAMeL1sQ" title="http://bit.ly/15PICDs">bit.ly/15PICDs</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/332590644067463168">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>After las night I'm switching my profile pic idk y</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/332592440701775874">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tampa for the wknd w my Florida fam......And some of my CO peeps. Good times ahead!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/332584704421273601">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/the_dream99">the_dream99</a> It will, the internet won't be able to handle @<a href="https://twitter.com/malcolmjenkins">malcolmjenkins</a>' dance moves: <a href="http://t.co/y5LYQWqERZ" title="http://youtu.be/Pz76qdM13gQ">youtu.be/Pz76qdM13gQ</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/332584187813056513">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> this needs to go viral! Halarious</p>&mdash; akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99/status/332582761980370946">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BeSmart">#BeSmart</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/332530021547769856">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Is Tim Tebow being blackballed by <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NFL">#NFL</a> teams because of Tebowmania? @<a href="https://twitter.com/mikesilver">mikesilver</a> says it just might be true: <a href="http://t.co/V4azSBrSrp" title="http://yhoo.it/146Bm1l">yhoo.it/146Bm1l</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo! Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/332525230721482752">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Look who was added to the @<a href="https://twitter.com/wedatthesquare">wedatthesquare</a> free concert series: <a href="http://t.co/5oPjgBmWs2" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/332503282348068865/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/332503282348068865">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ronde Barber says he might have returned if he was starting <a href="http://t.co/P9eu7mFvtz" title="http://wp.me/p14QSB-8MpC">wp.me/p14QSB-8MpC</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/332494787896815616">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When you rise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, think, to enjoy, to love. ~Marcus Aurelius</p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/332467963808579585">May 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Roman Harper says he understands why New Orleans Saints drafted fellow safety Kenny Vaccaro, welcomes the competition | NOLA.com
Harper also talks about new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in first public comments since Saints drafted Vaccaro

Roman Harper looks forward to competing with Kenny Vaccaro | ProFootballTalk
"Of course. And the biggest thing is, we needed to draft a safety at some point this year. I’m what, Year 8? Malcolm is in the last year of his deal. It’s part of the business. If you don’t think that’s gonna happen, you’re wrong," said Harper, via Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "So I’m looking forward to the competition. I’ve seen some of the things that we’re installing. Looks like we’ve got some different things that we can really make some things go. So it’s gonna be good."

Lance Moore is Ready to be the Veteran Leader of the New Orleans Saints Receivers
Moore, speaking at a charity basketball game Wednesday night to support his Community Cares Foundation, said he is ready help lead the Saints young receiving core.

Payton takes unique approach at Saints' rookie camp | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE - When was the last time you heard an NFL coach say he didn't want to partake in practice evaluations?

Father knows best for Saints rookie receiver Kenny Stills | NOLA.com
"He was playing defense and I think he decided he wanted to score touchdowns instead of hit people. And he's a mamma's boy and that's who plays on offense, those mamma's boys," the elder Stills said as he laughed. "Daddy's boys are on defense."

Name your Saints Mt. Rushmore nominees | ProFootballTalk
The ongoing effort to secure nominees for each team's four-person Mt. Rushmore continues. The NFC East is complete, and we're now moving on to the NFC South. We'll start with the Saints, since that's the only team from this quartet to win a Super Bowl in the last decade.

New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White ready to prove himself all over again | NOLA.com
White was surprised he was recognized by Sean Payton

Black & Gold Hoops Challenge - photo gallery | NOLA.com
Several current and former New Orleans Saints faced off in a charity basketball game against a team of local first responders during the Black & Gold Hoops Challenge at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Saints Nation Podcast: Drew Brees is not the 79th Best Player PFF!

New Orleans Saints Do the Harlem Shake - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It appears the New Orleans Saints have a thing for the fad known as "The Harlem Shake." Players have made a habit in the recent months of making sure the

Roman Harper and Pierre Thomas on the Saints' DB and RB moves, plus Tulane Coach Curtis Johnson on 'Black and Gold Today' | NOLA.com
"Black and Gold Today," looked at two roster spots affected by the team's offseason decisions: running back and defensive back.

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Other NFL News

Report: Belichick "hates" Tebow as a player | ProFootballTalk
"He seems like a great guy to have on a team, and I’d be tempted to bring him in as our backup," an NFC head coach told Silver. "But it’s just not worth dealing with all the stuff that comes with it."

Tiki asks Ronde why people don’t like him, irony dies | ProFootballTalk
Tiki Barber was a lightning rod in the country’s largest media market, never won a Super Bowl, criticized coaches and teammates who did, failed to conquer the world as a television personality and raised eyebrows with some questionable personal decisions.

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Lagniappe

Former LSU, Saints cornerback Randall Gay arrested | NOLA.com
Gay, 31, of 1935 Orr Sr., Brusly, was charged with entry or remaining on premises when forbidden, two counts of simple battery, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace by public intoxication.

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Video

Joe Morgan Talks Offseason Workouts
WR Joe Morgan talks about the Saints offseason workouts at a charity basketball game on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Darren Sharper Discusses Saints Defense
Former Saint and current NFL Network analyst Darren Sharper talks about continuing to support New Orleans and the Saints defense at a charity basketball game on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Cameron Jordan on the New Saints Defense

DE Cameron Jordan talks about working with new Saints DC Rob Ryan at a charity basketball game on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Lance Moore: "I Have to be a Veteran Leader"

WR Lance Moore talks about being a veteran leader for the Saints wide receivers and the team's offseason workouts at his charity basketball game on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.


WOW! What a bad video still! Pierre Thomas looks like a stoned Frankenstein!