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Saints News 6/19/13: Jason Smith Hoping to Shed 'Bust' Label With Saints

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In 2009, Jason Smith was the second player chosen in the NFL Draft. This year, Sean Payton is talking about him the way you’d talk about an undrafted rookie.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Uh, Triple G now works w/ the Titans. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: Bernard Pollard says the Titans&#39; &quot;mission is to kill&quot; <a href="http://t.co/uXkJFHSSoP">http://t.co/uXkJFHSSoP</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/347453204117716993">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So how will the Titans explain away Bernard Pollard&#39;s &quot;mission to kill&quot; comments? He was talking about insects? Germs? Brain cells?</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/347442021184712704">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Getting some practice hangin with my God-daughter baby Raven! <a href="https://twitter.com/RoRo7387">@roro7387</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeJohnsIII">@joejohnsiii</a> <a href="http://t.co/OGHsj57Puf">http://t.co/OGHsj57Puf</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/347448943325614080">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great pic! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/iWillSmith">@iWillSmith</a> Hanging out with <a href="https://twitter.com/rockie91">@rockie91</a> in Barcelona Spain <a href="http://t.co/HYjkqi5gjO">http://t.co/HYjkqi5gjO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/347448080397910018">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just dropped off flyers at Auburn Boys and Girls Club! Any Auburn boys 3rd-7th grade, sign up at Opelika Sportsplex for free youth FB camp!</p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/347446235608797185">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing">@SI_PeterKing</a>: Thanks for the superb MMQB today, <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason">@team_gleason</a>: <a href="http://t.co/3EyGcMmnOi">http://t.co/3EyGcMmnOi</a> &quot;&#10;&#10;If U haven&#39;t, this is a great read&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoWhiteFlags&amp;src=hash">#NoWhiteFlags</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/347432050413936640">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LeBron James just addressed the media in Miami and mentioned he&#39;s going to back to wearing the headband in game 7. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HeadBand&amp;src=hash">#HeadBand</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NBAFinals&amp;src=hash">#NBAFinals</a></p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/347424455162748928">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sad 2 move from city that GAVE me so much the last 7 yrs! Football memories, 2 children, etc. Excited 2 start r life in Dallas! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%234everlinked&amp;src=hash">#4everlinked</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/347423841271828481">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Golfers want silence when hitting balls off the ground that are not moving. Baseball players, in screaming crowds, hit 90 mph fastballs</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/347423723017613313">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great workout, time too go home and pack. NY in the morning! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leggoooo&amp;src=hash">#leggoooo</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/347410219690766336">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anyone else ever change plans after a parking ticket &amp; decide to spend the rest of the day there?</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/347403464739016704">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Never let your head hang down ...find another way to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MakeItHappen&amp;src=hash">#MakeItHappen</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/347398346245304320">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/acewelb">@acewelb</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> REMEMBER THIS? <a href="http://t.co/mDxA4eDk06">pic.twitter.com/mDxA4eDk06</a>" yea my game was about as dirty as Birdmans... minus the tattoos</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/347396133494071296">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints coach Sean Payton says <a href="https://twitter.com/danpompei">@DanPompei</a> &quot;very deserving&quot; of McCann Award &amp; Rich McKay calls him &quot;consummate pro.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/LoL3l89Oi2">http://t.co/LoL3l89Oi2</a></p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/347356589575000064">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Every CHAMPION was once a CONTENDER that refused to give up. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GottaBelieve&amp;src=hash">#GottaBelieve</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/347360704547934208">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nobody does a cover of Taylor Swift&#39;s &quot;22&quot; like the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saintsations">@Saintsations</a> <a href="http://t.co/5X9orsDdu6">http://t.co/5X9orsDdu6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/347353254528696320">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Flew over this today in the Southwest. Pretty crazy looking. Looks like veins in the earth <a href="http://t.co/BhJZPq3JXr">pic.twitter.com/BhJZPq3JXr</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/347218091975004160">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Got some new ink the other day. I still gotta some more to finish but I love it. <a href="https://twitter.com/BangBang">@bangbang</a> is gonna… <a href="http://t.co/Gy01oG4QLl">http://t.co/Gy01oG4QLl</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/347453584171999233">June 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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