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Saints News 6/4/13: Keenan Lewis Misses Practice After Overnight Stay In Hospital

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The Saints' biggest free agent acquisition this offseason went to the hospital because of stomach pains yesterday and doctors recommended he stay overnight. He returned home this morning and did not attend minicamp practice today. Sean Payton would not elaborate on the extent of his ailment, but Lewis reportedly is OK now.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>V. Butler, everyone: "I’m playing wherever they need me to play. If they need me to get back there &amp; hold PATs, that’s what I’m going to do"</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/342014586750382080">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO: Jimmy Graham talks about 1st day of Minicamp, his goals for this season: <a href="http://t.co/fm4DXOSsVN" title="http://bit.ly/13jHDaz">bit.ly/13jHDaz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/342014505171185665">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>HEY YOUNG WORLD, THE WORLD iS YOURS!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23STOP">#STOP</a> THE VIOLENCE!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23CHICAGO">#CHICAGO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NEWORLEANS">#NEWORLEANS</a> Dont 4getabout My Camp JUNE 21st &amp; 22nd</p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/status/341996023046086659">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO: Sean Payton's press conference from Tuesday: <a href="http://t.co/wizZ4n22sV" title="http://bit.ly/11j1eof">bit.ly/11j1eof</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341992267445317632">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thanks to the 1,236 fans fans that joined us at this morning's <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Minicamp practice persented by @<a href="https://twitter.com/verizon">verizon</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341986377581338625">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anyone who has ever played football can attest to this:Football coaches control the weather.Walking off field starts to rain!<a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Control">#Control</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/status/341981392109961216">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great first practice of mini camp. Thanks to all the fans who sweated it out with us! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDatNation">#WhoDatNation</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/341979908353961984">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The only way to do great work is to love what u do! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Motivated">#Motivated</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/341981177982369792">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Photos from this morning <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Minicamp practice presented by @<a href="https://twitter.com/verizon">verizon</a> <a href="http://t.co/pSRCpiBbLi" title="http://on.fb.me/1b0R5kx">on.fb.me/1b0R5kx</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341979446036815872">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>New DC Rob Ryan called the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> secondary one of the most talented he's ever coached with in the NFL.</p>&mdash; Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDuncan_/status/341978641871298560">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton onRookie Terron Armstead <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/RDsWMfaXpI" title="https://vine.co/v/b3teaWwdEr2">vine.co/v/b3teaWwdEr2</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341977723859775490">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton gave no update on Keenan Lewis' injury. Or any injury. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/341977259403530241">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton: positions and roster spots won't be decided until we get in pads.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341974845669642240">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton says Armatead has handled the speed well</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341975291788406784">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton say Vitt is invaluable. Mentions his experience and leadership.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341974440730566656">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton said team installed redone for first time this offseason</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341974247087951873">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton said nothing about injuries other than they held out Watson, Lewis and Steed and took Armstead in early.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341974114627633152">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>For the first time that I can remember, Sean Payton went to sign autographs after practice</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341973438208045057">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>QBs working with WRs <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZUNqiwye3l" title="https://vine.co/v/b3tZt2jUhZB">vine.co/v/b3tZt2jUhZB</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341972057757720577">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Front row seat for a near brawl between Jarred Fayson and Rod Sweeting.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/341968388094033920">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Coach Payton <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/y12dTIateA" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/341968276760428544/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341968276760428544">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nick Toon with another deep ball catch in 2 practices. Brees scrambled left and Toon hauled it in. Rafael bush followed up with nice breakup</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/341967824484433921">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kicker @<a href="https://twitter.com/josemaltos19">josemaltos19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/lQnku1yPAK" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/341964916552507393/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341964916552507393">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lance Moore back to receive punts, fans start calling his name and takes time to wave to them. Very nice of him</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341963735893700609">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.@<a href="https://twitter.com/pierre_thomas">pierre_thomas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SaintsCamp">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/LVXeeIxqCF" title="http://twitter.com/Saints/status/341962663930257408/photo/1">twitter.com/Saints/status/…</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/341962663930257408">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jimmy Graham is really, really, really getting into this practice.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341961128026451969">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>John Jenkins was in for one snap. Then <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> switched to nickel and rookie S Kenny Vaccaro came in. Young guys getting some looks.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/341960705467109376">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Vaccaro just defend Colston. Definitely showing faith in Vaccaro already.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/341960397370302464">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Back to back plays by <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> S Abdul Quddus in 7 on 7. Stripped ball and scooped up fumble then INT on tipped pass.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/341959490834407424">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Undrafted rookie CB Rod Sweeting went up for a nice interception of McCown in <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> 7-on-7 drills.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/341958735327014913">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And there's Graham, pulling down a one-handed catch in 7-on-7 in the end zone. And then a power spike.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341957855689199616">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Terran Armstead favoring a leg as he's slowly walking off the field. Looks like left leg.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341957048478625792">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Graham had issues in '12 with an injured wrist that likely played a part in some dropped passes.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/341955537669345281">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Everyone wants to know about <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> newcomers. But best reason for 2013 optimism: Brees-Graham connection looking strong ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/341953828406562817">June 4, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints Minicamp

New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis recovering after spending a night in hospital | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis missed the team's minicamp workout on Tuesday and is recovering after spending a night in a local hospital. Lewis was hospitalized after he complained of stomach pains, a source familiar with Lewis' situation said. The source said Lewis' condition wasn't serious but doctors wanted to keep Lewis for observations. Lewis has been released from the hospital and could be back at practice on Wednesday, the source said. Saints Coach Sean Payton wouldn't elaborate on Lewis' condition, saying only that Lewis was one of three players who missed Tuesday's drills.

Report: Keenan Lewis OK, but misses practice after trip to the hospital | ProFootballTalk
Cornerback Keenan Lewis was a big acquisition for the Saints this offseason, so it wasn’t good news to learn that he was one of three Saints players not to practice as the team started its mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis absent during morning practice on Tuesday | NOLA.com
Rookie tackle Terron Armstead began practice as normal, but left in the middle. He stood on the sidelines as a trainer wrapped a bandage around his midsection.

Jimmy Graham, Rufus Johnson, rotating D and colorful Rob Ryan among New Orleans Saints minicamp standouts | NOLA.com
One guy who passed the "eyeball test" for me Tuesday was rookie outside linebacker Rufus Johnson. He's a long, lean pass rusher, listed at 6 feet 5, 272 pounds. He looks fluid and athletic, and he reached up to bat down a pass by rookie quarterback Ryan Griffin at one point. Obviously the rookie from Tarleton State will face a steep learning curve in his first NFL season, especially since he's changing positions from defensive end in college. But he's got a good athletic makeup to start with.

Sean Payton’s presence felt with Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
A full-color impression of Sean Payton watched over the Saints last season from high above the indoor practice facility. Tagged with a mott…

Sean Payton and the Saints open minicamp - photo gallery | NOLA.com
Photos from practice as the New Orleans Saints hit the field for an open practice during minicamp at the team's Metairie facility on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Who Dats await opening of Saints minicamp | wwltv.com New Orleans
With some arriving before dawn, a few Saints fans eager to get their first look at the 2013-2014 New Orleans Saints camped outside of the team's facility ahead of the opening of minicamp practice.

Hard Knocks: Do New Orleans Saints Have a Chance to Appear on HBO Series? - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 22, 2011; Oxnard, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (left) and quarterback Drew Brees (9) at training camp at the River Ridge Fi

Saints open minicamp to the public | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Starting today, Saints fans will get their first up-close look at the Saints during 2013 minicamp.

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Other NFL News

Cowboys out-Cowboys themselves, Garrett won’t comment | ProFootballTalk
It’s never easy with these guys. Even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spilled the beans on the fact Bill Callahan was calling offensive plays this year, and even though Callahan talked about it, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.

Goodell wants more NFL games, maybe a franchise, in London | ProFootballTalk
The NFL's experiment with playing regular-season games in London may soon be a lot more than an experiment. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated today that he hopes to eventually put an actual franchise in London, according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.

Jim Kelly battling cancer | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
BATAVIA, N.Y. — Jim Kelly intends to confront the cancer found in his upper jaw bone much like the Hall of Fame quarterback has approached …

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Video

VIDEO: Jimmy Graham: "Good First Day of Red Zone"
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham starting on red zone drills in an interview on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

VIDEO: Sean Payton: "Jimmy Graham Did Well Today"
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton recaps day one of the 2013 Saints Minicamp presented by Verizon in an interview on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Saints minicamp report - NFL Videos
Jeff Darlington is in New Orleans to get a first-hand look at Saints' minicamp. Find out how Drew Brees and company look as the Saints' offseason workouts get into full swing.