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Saints Training Camp News July 28, 2013: NFL Network Was In Town!!

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NFL Network shot some footage and had Marshall Faulk reporting from Saints training camp today, as the team got after it in pads for the first time this "on-season".

Welcome to the NFL, rookie!!
Welcome to the NFL, rookie!!
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Practice is over for the day</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/361521823902470144">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I wanna give a S/o to <a href="https://twitter.com/chucksmithnfl">@chucksmithnfl</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyVillani">@TonyVillani</a> for training me <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MuchLove&amp;src=hash">#MuchLove</a></p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/361527137028673537">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;With Sean being back and Rob coming here there is a renewed energy,&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsCamp&amp;src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/361527854380482560">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rookie Kenny Vaccaro said he had to sing "I Believe I Can Fly" at the meeting last night. Asked if he would do it again &quot;Nah, I&#39;m good&quot;</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/361529652067573761">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Andy Tanner reminds me of a faster Fred Bilentnikoff</p>&mdash; TheRealJordanPaulin (@jmood88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmood88/statuses/361529748830175232">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Andy Tanner reminds me of a shorter Matt Jones</p>&mdash; TheRealJordanPaulin (@jmood88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmood88/statuses/361529857550725120">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jmood88">@jmood88</a> He&#39;s like a short Zach Hilton.</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@saintsnola) <a href="https://twitter.com/saintsnola/statuses/361530313802911747">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Andy Tanner reminds me of a young Danny Amendola</p>&mdash; TheRealJordanPaulin (@jmood88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmood88/statuses/361529596295921664">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;ve exhausted my knowledge of white receivers not named Wes Welker.</p>&mdash; TheRealJordanPaulin (@jmood88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmood88/statuses/361530058441113600">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Random Andy Tanner note: He remembers his HS coach throwing bricks to the WRs to &quot;soften&quot; their hands.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/361533279184224259">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tanner only remembers the bricks cutting their hands open.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/361533398403137538">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

What is this? ...Dodgeball, a True Underdog Story?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh lord Tanner&#39;s high school coach watched too many NFL Films Jerry Rice bits</p>&mdash; Maximiliano Scourge (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/361534037287907328">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Fun! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports">@wwltvsports</a>: Other fun note: Keenan Lewis says Malcolm Jenkins is the &quot;flyest&quot; guy around.</p>&mdash; Maximiliano Scourge (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/361534512133447680">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jos. A Bank, bitches! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports">@wwltvsports</a>: K Lewis says M Jenkins is &quot;flyest&quot; guy around. Says he&#39;ll have to get in touch w/ Jenkins&#39; suit guy.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/361535032629805056">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhodatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhodatNation</a> For Coming To Support us in that Heat u Have No Idea how Much it Helps! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsFans&amp;src=hash">#SaintsFans</a> = <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BestFans&amp;src=hash">#BestFans</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/361534804715503617">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Joe Morgan just outlasted the fans signing every last autograph before leaving empty field.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/361534956087943168">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Spoke to Drew Brees about Russell Wilson. Brees could not have been more effusive in his praise/respect for Wilson. (cont)</p>&mdash; Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_JimTrotter/statuses/361526626917425153">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Said Brees of Wilson: &quot;He&#39;s more talented than I am. He&#39;s more athletic. He grasped the NFL game at a faster pace than I did.&quot;</p>&mdash; Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_JimTrotter/statuses/361526735273078785">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Rex Ryan says RB Chris Ivory will carry his pads today, but team will proceed with caution re: his hamstring. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyj&amp;src=hash">#nyj</a></p>&mdash; Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/MMehtaNYDN/statuses/361537262296629249">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Some quick observations from <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> camp Day 3: Not sure if the conditioning test took a lot out of the team or what, but the tempo really</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/361538337963638786">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>took a hit by the end of practice. That doesn&#39;t mean the 1st day in pads wasn&#39;t physical. Early on it very much was. And Kenny Vaccaro</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/361538444469600256">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>was a fan of it. He plays one way and that seems to be hard &amp; fast.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/361538529119043584">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Both kickers - Garrett Hartley and Jose Maltos - were perfect on their field goals today. Not sure this is a legitimate camp battle, though.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/361538728084254720">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We have absolutely the best fan base in the NFL. Everyone is truly passionate about the team and very personable <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodatnation&amp;src=hash">#whodatnation</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/361540601176522754">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I love meeting everyone. Great hearing everyone&#39;s story and witnessing the passion</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/361541362618875905">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Signing a few autographs after practice is easy. You guys stand out there for 2.5 hours in the blistering heat <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dedicated&amp;src=hash">#dedicated</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/361541677644660736">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keenan Lewis says he had to take a heat break during practice-- still getting used to the climate in his home state <a href="http://t.co/lM2Dqf020G">pic.twitter.com/lM2Dqf020G</a></p>&mdash; Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeNabors/statuses/361544167337377792">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a> Kenny Vaccaro is being treated like a rook--had to buy a boom box for the vets &amp; sing &quot;I believe I can fly&quot;</p>&mdash; Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeNabors/statuses/361544550671585280">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> for the experience today at my 1st training camp! What a great day! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/AHOZ4wO8ja">pic.twitter.com/AHOZ4wO8ja</a></p>&mdash; K. Spencer (@_KierraMichelle) <a href="https://twitter.com/_KierraMichelle/statuses/361544211000074240">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;m going with Colston Creamery as my fantasy team name. Any other good Saints related ones?</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/361548976132071424">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> &#10;It&#39;s a family thing!! <a href="http://t.co/MsaDm1Hrzn">pic.twitter.com/MsaDm1Hrzn</a></p>&mdash; Annabelle Signorelli (@WhoDatSigs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDatSigs/statuses/361547408812945408">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>We still HAVE Lance Moore. RT &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/Wilson_504">@Wilson_504</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/CSCtweet">@CSCtweet</a> he is our next lance moore he is overdue for a spot!&quot;</p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@CSCtweet) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSCtweet/statuses/361553218720903168">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;All I want for my birthday is a hug from <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a>,&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsCamp&amp;src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/xVk9YaJweU">pic.twitter.com/xVk9YaJweU</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/361559252311089152">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Marty Mornhinweg on using Chris Ivory as a pass catcher: &quot;It appears that he has real natural hands.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyj&amp;src=hash">#nyj</a></p>&mdash; Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/MMehtaNYDN/statuses/361565266343247872">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied">@moosedenied</a> Buy 1 coat, 2nd is half off! Buy 2 coats, 3rd is FREE!!! Buy 3 coats, we&#39;ll GIVE YOU THE STORE! At Joseph A Bank!!!!!!!!!!</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/361568902116937730">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Looks like the camp standouts today: Andy Tanner, Charles Brown, and John Jenkins.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/361572537479598082">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Remember me from the hookah — Lol if u had a face I would <a href="http://t.co/elD6tzi0ej">http://t.co/elD6tzi0ej</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/361573676321214464">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reggie Bush: I have a lot to prove and a lot of football left in me <a href="http://t.co/aOMgUpyg1V">http://t.co/aOMgUpyg1V</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/361577008678961152">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It felt good being back in pads today! That&#39;s my &quot;damn it&#39;s hot face&quot; lol <a href="http://t.co/66cuGlqbA0">http://t.co/66cuGlqbA0</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/361577736898215936">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ever tried to hide anything in your beard? Lol — Yea a pen lol <a href="http://t.co/1TqxK8Yuf9">http://t.co/1TqxK8Yuf9</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/361578424432721920">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Today was a hot one saints will get better everyday <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="http://t.co/k63SKrw6KI">http://t.co/k63SKrw6KI</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/361582476172345347">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Water break! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23oline&amp;src=hash">#oline</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23vets&amp;src=hash">#vets</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23learningfromthebest&amp;src=hash">#learningfromthebest</a> <a href="http://t.co/LgotGSDc1e">http://t.co/LgotGSDc1e</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/361583064448647168">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

Links

New Orleans Saints' Ray Shipman tweaks hamstring, Roman Harper limited Sunday | NOLA.com
Katherine Terrell - Injury list otherwise stays the same during third day of training camp.

Charles Brown maintains lead at left tackle | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett's first take from Sunday's New Orleans Saints practice.

John DeShazier: Competition to be Saints starting left tackle intensifies | neworleanssaints.com
Charles Brown, Jason Smith, Terron Armstead all battling for the job.

John DeShazier: Five observations from opening weekend of Saints training camp | neworleanssaints.com
Return of Sean Payton makes all the difference for New Orleans Saints.

Saints rookie safety Vaccaro standing out early for physical play | wwltv.com
Bradley Handwerger - Keenan Lewis has no problem with rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro playing tough, physical football on the first day of practice in full pads.

Kristian's Day 3 Recap: Pads Start Popping - WWL | AM870 | FM105.3
Well, sort of.

Bobby Hebert & Hokie Gajan Break Down Day 3 - WWL | AM870 | FM105.3
Deke Bellavia

Sunday at Saints Camp - Photo Gallery | NOLA.com
Michael DeMocker - Fans and players brave the heat as the team takes the field in pads for the first time during the 2013 training camp at Saints headquarters in Metairie on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

New Orleans Saints Training Camp Photos: July 28 | neworleanssaints.com
Photos from 2013 Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon on Sunday, July 28 2013. Photos taken by Michael C. Hebert.

New Orleans Saints rookie nose tackle John Jenkins rounding into shape to contribute | NOLA.com
Mike Gegenheimer - Saints coaches see strong improvement out of Jenkins at the start of training camp.

Accountability back for Saints with Payton's return | wwltv.com
Bradley Handwerger - Nearly six months after Sean Payton was officially allowed back into the NFL and more than two months after the first organized team activity, it’s hard to go five minutes without hearing someone ask about the coach’s return.

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V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Sean Payton on First Day in Pads | neworleanssaints.com
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton talks about the team starting padded practices on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Video: Kenny Vaccaro Talks About Facing Drew Brees | neworleanssaints.com
New Orleans Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccarro talks about facing quarterback Drew Brees in an interview after practice on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

NFL Network Video: Expectations for Drew Brees

NFL Network Video: Saints Standing in NFC South

Video: Jonathan Vilma 1-on-1 with Marshall Faulk | NFL.com
Marshall Faulk goes 1-on-1 with New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and talks defensive style for this upcoming season under Rob Ryan.



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