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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Stocked up and ready to roll for training camp! <a href="http://t.co/jxQWJKwOjx">pic.twitter.com/jxQWJKwOjx</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/360102469939896320">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thankyou <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Lafayette&amp;src=hash">#Lafayette</a>&#10;Lots of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> love to all that came out in support of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhatYouGiveWillGrow&amp;src=hash">#WhatYouGiveWillGrow</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/360126425111601153">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Welcome home Lennox family! Glad I could help this family rebuild their home after Katrina took it away <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23unitedway&amp;src=hash">#unitedway</a> <a href="http://t.co/MZC78WjJ62">pic.twitter.com/MZC78WjJ62</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/360121846978473984">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Warren Sapp watching Dolphins camp drills is unintentionally hilarious. He&#39;s going all Tobias with it right about now.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/360121003948523520">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The NFL/NFLPA negotiating session on hGH testing lasted about four hours today.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/360119208983539712">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;l be at the Covington Supercenter on Sunday! <a href="http://t.co/yGxn5UkBCp">http://t.co/yGxn5UkBCp</a></p>&mdash; Joe Horn (@JoeHorn87) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/statuses/360113084297248768">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I have said that tragedy is opportunity for heroics. Struggling to see that here: <a href="http://t.co/4Hr3jilNgv">http://t.co/4Hr3jilNgv</a> I so love him.&#10;-SG&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23jeremyjohnson&amp;src=hash">#jeremyjohnson</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/statuses/360107412839088129">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/k9NZnBodPT">pic.twitter.com/k9NZnBodPT</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/360104880599347200">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/sambeaux69">@sambeaux69</a>: Where my next paycheck is going!! <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> <a href="http://t.co/ePM6cz4SNj">http://t.co/ePM6cz4SNj</a>"&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhatYouGiveWillGrow&amp;src=hash">#WhatYouGiveWillGrow</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/360103368036855808">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Judge grants prosecution&#39;s request to delay probable cause by 30 days in Hernandez murder case.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/360100463934320641">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hernandez&#39;s lawyers object to the prosecution&#39;s request; they want to proceed with probable cause hearing today.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/360099845089918976">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thinking bout going back to Wendy&#39;s and asking them! <a href="http://t.co/M2KMDGHsmf">http://t.co/M2KMDGHsmf</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/360098225530748928">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Today&#39;s Black and Blue Report podcast is now posted! -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/WVzxsBWAvm">http://t.co/WVzxsBWAvm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pelicans&amp;src=hash">#Pelicans</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/360097932478914560">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I already love <a href="https://twitter.com/miaborders">@miaborders</a> but this is just awesome! <a href="http://t.co/tW7JrfMpbO">http://t.co/tW7JrfMpbO</a> &#10;-SG&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23grammyseessions&amp;src=hash">#grammyseessions</a>&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23musicheals&amp;src=hash">#musicheals</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/statuses/360097484099424256">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Check out this setup for <a href="https://twitter.com/kcchiefs">@kcchiefs</a> Training Camp! Pretty amazing if you ask me…who all is coming out?! <a href="http://t.co/GIkwc4tUxQ">http://t.co/GIkwc4tUxQ</a></p>&mdash; Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChaseDaniel/statuses/360088550265466880">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Starting this season, the league is mandating that every player wears thigh and knee pads. NFL did mandate thigh and knee pads 1979 to 1994.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/360087125116456964">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> will remove players from games for not wearing knee or thigh pads, could result in a fine. First offense 5k.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/360087175427133440">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former Falcons DE John Abraham is visiting the Arizona Cardinals today, as XTRA 910 Phoenix reported.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/360085411558723586">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>John Abraham turned 35 in May, averaged fewer than 50 snaps per game with the Falcons over the past three years, passing-down specialist?</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/360079469844774917">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Attention <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> fans, check out this AMAZING package that <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> is raffling off 4 charity! <a href="http://t.co/kevPLT0s3B">http://t.co/kevPLT0s3B</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodatnation&amp;src=hash">#whodatnation</a></p>&mdash; Jenna DaSilva (@jcdasi) <a href="https://twitter.com/jcdasi/statuses/360048805288226816">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Please tune in to watch this series on ALS by <a href="https://twitter.com/CNN">@cnn</a>&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/SuzanneMalveaux">@SuzanneMalveaux</a>. Part 1 here: <a href="http://t.co/p4k3hfH26X">http://t.co/p4k3hfH26X</a> &amp; Parts 2&amp;3 on Th/Fri 1:30pmET</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/360075849896169476">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Where is a good spot to go to in downtown New Orleans for a massage?</p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/statuses/360071987370004481">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Announce Digital Media Staff <a href="http://t.co/UtStMgZyJn">http://t.co/UtStMgZyJn</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/360070052529188864">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can&#39;t wait to take part in the NFL&#39;s Health and Safety panel repping&#39; for female fans at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blogher&amp;src=hash">#blogher</a> convention... <a href="http://t.co/lFN3FopBja">http://t.co/lFN3FopBja</a></p>&mdash; Nola Chick (@chicksndahuddle) <a href="https://twitter.com/chicksndahuddle/statuses/360065586715299840">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> threw an <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a>-best 43 TDs last season. Video of all of them -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/d14QAw2UkS">http://t.co/d14QAw2UkS</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/360062238884765697">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>None of your stress, worry, or concern will make a blade of grass grow any faster&#10;&#10;Just went up to facility, feel the focused preparation!</p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/360061810398855170">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tom Brady starring as...Tommy Salami: &#10;<a href="http://t.co/6H2MJq1jz9">http://t.co/6H2MJq1jz9</a> <a href="http://t.co/eb3dRLU2X7">http://t.co/eb3dRLU2X7</a></p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/360036335278493696">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Falcons and first-round pick Desmond Trufant reached agreement on a new deal.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/360059578358038529">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>5K run that finishes on the 50-yard line of the <a href="https://twitter.com/MBSuperdome">@MBSuperdome</a> -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/xAtSBTBL09">http://t.co/xAtSBTBL09</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/360016888815824897">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy hump day everybody. Gonna enjoy this last day of freedom before camp starts tomorrow!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/360047282265145344">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If you want to know how to lead you have to know how to listen. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ItMatters&amp;src=hash">#ItMatters</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/360000007799193600">July 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Saints Sign S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Waive CB Ryan Steed
The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed free agent S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (pronounced uh-KWA-see uh-WOO-sue ahn sah) to a one-year contract and waived CB Ryan Steed. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Saints Questions: How much will no offseason distractions help? | wwltv.com New Orleans
This probably goes without saying, but the answer is a lot. Sorry, that’s A LOT.

Podcast: Is Mark Ingram worth what the Saints paid to draft him? | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

5 question marks for New Orleans Saints' offense entering training camp | NOLA.com
Left tackle battle, running game woes top Saints most pressing questions

New Orleans Saints question of the day: Who do you want to see start at safety this season? | NOLA.com
Saints return veterans Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper, add rookie Kenny Vaccaro

Black & Gold Today: Saints training camp starts Friday! - Video | NOLA.com
Black and Gold Today here at NOLA.com. Your daily snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints. Sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Larry Holder will break down some major topics for the Saints as they open training camp Friday morning in Metairie.

New Orleans Saints, Pelicans Digital Media Team To Bring Daily Content to Fans
John DeShazier named senior writer of NewOrleansSaints.com; Sean Kelley will play major role

Five Things to Know about the Saints on Wednesday, July 24
Top five headlines for Wednesday, July 24

25 Reasons to Get Excited about 2013 Saints Training Camp Presented by Verizon: No. 2 Drew Brees
NewOrleansSaints.com will showcase one reason a day to get excited about the start of the 2013 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. Reason No. 2 – Drew Brees

The Saints Future Defensive Stars: Kenny Vaccaro
May 23, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) runs a drill during organized team activities at the Saints traini

2013 NFL Scouting: New Faces Look to Shake Up the NFC South

With Payton back, Saints head to camp with hope | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE -- Since Sean Payton returned from his bounty ban in January, the Saints have steered clear of scandal or contract holdouts in a blissfully uneventful offseason. With the focus back on football, optimism abounds in the Big Easy.

Report: Roman Harper, Victor Butler placed on PUP for Saints | ProFootballTalk
The New Orleans Saints placed three players on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of training camp on Friday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Saints placed linebacker Victor Butler, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Patrick Robinson on PUP Tuesday.

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Other NFL News

49ers take top spot in PFT’s preseason power rankings | ProFootballTalk
The San Francisco 49ers came up just shy in their bid for a sixth Super Bowl title in January when their final drive stalled five yards shy of the Baltimore Ravens endzone.

NFLPA files grievance, wants Patriots doctor out | ProFootballTalk
Former Chargers team doctor David Chao stepped down this summer, after the NFLPA expressed concerns about the care he was providing players. And now, it appears the union has targeted another physician. According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.

Belichick tries to "move on" from Hernandez talk | ProFootballTalk
Patriots coach Bill Belichick took to the podium to talk about the Aaron Hernandez situation before training camp started, and though he read from a statement, he was initially as expressive as at any point in recent memory.

Judge grants request to continue Hernandez probable cause hearing | ProFootballTalk
As expected, the prosecution in the Aaron Hernandez murder case asked for a 30-day continuance of a probable cause hearing. As expected, Hernandez's lawyers objected. After hearing both sides, the judge granted the request, delaying the probable cause hearing by 30 days.

Through aches and pains, Jim Kelly mounts another comeback
Kelly in high spirits less than two months after most of his left jaw was removed.

Chris Johnson, Devin Hester race a cheetah on cable TV - NFL.com
Chris Johnson already said he could beat Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash. But could Johnson beat a cheetah? The Tennessee Titan took on the big cat in a race for cable TV.

NFL Hiring Tattoo Experts? Thanks, Aaron Hernandez

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Awesome Drew Brees Video

New Orleans Saints Highlights: Drew Brees
Highlight video of all 43 touchdown passes that New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw in the 2012 regular season.

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Meet the Saintsations Cheerleaders

2013 New Orleans Saintsations Bio: Willnelda
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