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Saints News 7/11/13: No Players Picked In Today's NFL Supplemental Draft

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All six of the eligible players now become free agents and can sign with any team.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL Supplemental draft came and went without any of the six players eligible for it being selected. Yawn.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/355377881771290624">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When No1 believes u but you&#39;re Actually telling The truth has to be the most Annoying Thing &quot;Story of My Life&quot; </p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/355420526312828928">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>One of my favorite moments! <a href="http://t.co/ocKDXWluJq">http://t.co/ocKDXWluJq</a></p>&mdash; Joe Horn (@JoeHorn87) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/statuses/355410205770645504">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former Bengals cheerleader wins $338,000 verdict from <a href="http://t.co/NuTjVU7pG5">http://t.co/NuTjVU7pG5</a> for defamation <a href="http://t.co/8KF5sYtGhh">http://t.co/8KF5sYtGhh</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/355405127416430592">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Gronkowski says he&#39;s &quot;enjoying life a lot more,&quot; but little else <a href="http://t.co/BkjhGa31Mh">http://t.co/BkjhGa31Mh</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/355401343814467585">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Being goofy <a href="http://t.co/uXLuy2qK26">http://t.co/uXLuy2qK26</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/355399942480736256">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/josemaltos19">@josemaltos19</a> off season workout photos <a href="http://t.co/fPwqd8TTx9">http://t.co/fPwqd8TTx9</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/355397941906771969">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Faces with my niece and nephew <a href="http://t.co/xbTM0JnPgw">http://t.co/xbTM0JnPgw</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/355393594342903810">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If I had a nickel for every adolescent night I spent asking myself that. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/liprap">@liprap</a>: Where the hell is Priscilla Presley when you need her?</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/355393480631132160">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With Monday&#39;s deadline looming, things looking bleak for many franchise players to get extensions: <a href="http://t.co/mARI2HIjvy">http://t.co/mARI2HIjvy</a></p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/355391691756290048">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/TonyVillani">@TonyVillani</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> we grind and grind smart ... innovative trend setters in this game of NFL, training, and life."<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23truth&amp;src=hash">#truth</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/355390040165199872">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Maybe you guys can make more ALS jokes? RT <a href="https://twitter.com/espn_nfcsouth">@espn_nfcsouth</a>: Scheduled to join 790 The Zone in Atlanta at about 3:30 p.m. ET.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/355389279813369857">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The lower body workout <a href="https://twitter.com/RayRice27">@RayRice27</a> and I did today <a href="https://twitter.com/SweatPer4mance">@SweatPer4mance</a> got your boy <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Exhausted&amp;src=hash">#Exhausted</a> ! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HardWorkPaysOff&amp;src=hash">#HardWorkPaysOff</a></p>&mdash; Ben Grubbs (@BenGrubbs66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenGrubbs66/statuses/355388885959843841">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Man oh man why do the the New Orleans Saints have a Crossfit conditioning test that we have had to practice this year.</p>&mdash; Tony Villani (@TonyVillani) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyVillani/statuses/355385351436644352">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All I can think about is makin plays!!! We been puttin in that work!! Aint nobody Grindin this hard! <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyVillani">@TonyVillani</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/355387885895163905">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With my coaches at TF South <a href="http://t.co/8lr86AodjY">http://t.co/8lr86AodjY</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/355370683146047491">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Presenting a check to the TF South booster club for new football uniforms <a href="http://t.co/9JjcWnLrHF">http://t.co/9JjcWnLrHF</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/355370357030526978">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Camp really starts in two wks! Wow. Lets go, I&#39;m ready!!!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/355365560164421635">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2 thoughts this a.m.:&#10;1. If you get a DUI, whether you play FB or not, you&#39;re a dumb-ass&#10;2. Until there&#39;s a conviction, hold the judgement</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/355341526244663296">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;ve only read &quot;reports&quot; but not any formal charges yet. Trust me, I&#39;ll join the chorus of name-callers then. For now, patience <a href="https://twitter.com/StevenWDoty">@StevenWDoty</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/355344984997765120">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And I never would have drafted someone who punched a cop in the first place. <a href="https://twitter.com/StevenWDoty">@StevenWDoty</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/355345151696191490">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anyone can sit and wait for an opportunity … a successful person knows they have to go create their own <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23StandOut&amp;src=hash">#StandOut</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/355323098175782914">July 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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