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Saints Training Camp News August 11: Team Has Closed Practice This Afternoon

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Today the Saints have a closed practice (no live tweeting by the media, and the fans are shut out!) late in the afternoon following a player's day off on Saturday. In other news, Pat Y. stopped by Saints HQ for his Camp Confidential installment, and former Saints WR Robert Meachem may have a broken-down body.

Saints fans won't even see this today, as this afternoon's practice has been closed to the public.
Saints fans won't even see this today, as this afternoon's practice has been closed to the public.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> get back on the practice field in about hour (indoors/closed to public). Will post updates from Payton &amp; players around 6:30 pm</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366657419012603904">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints practice today starting at 4:30 ...inside and closed to the public. Lovely weather today,</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/366657777449451520">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> are indoors this afternoon for practice. It&#39;s closed to the public. We&#39;ll get updates post practice around 6:30 or so.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/366653062217072641">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>4 weeks from today, the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> open the regular season vs the Falcons! <a href="http://t.co/FtI9beJVbf">http://t.co/FtI9beJVbf</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366602141445521408">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Anybody care to take a stab at what this even means? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23loserplates&amp;src=hash">#loserplates</a> <a href="http://t.co/0JHDz7gBXe">pic.twitter.com/0JHDz7gBXe</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Juge (@AndrewJuge) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJuge/statuses/366607498750353408">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cleaned up the film from Chiefs game. Back to work this pm. Lots of room for improvement.</p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/366621056296951808">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chris Ivory expects to play vs. Jaguars Saturday. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyj&amp;src=hash">#nyj</a> | Story: <a href="http://t.co/7BGaUz5oLt">http://t.co/7BGaUz5oLt</a></p>&mdash; Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethWalderNYDN/statuses/366622470599475201">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>S/O the Tasmanian Devil my homie <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4">@KennyVaccaro4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Terron Armstead (@OptimusPrime_72) <a href="https://twitter.com/OptimusPrime_72/statuses/366623394256535552">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VIDEO: <a href="https://twitter.com/iWillSmith">@iWillSmith</a> reviews the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> preseason win vs the Chiefs: <a href="http://t.co/eqbM7h6iC5">http://t.co/eqbM7h6iC5</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366627124871827456">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/TopInventionss">@TopInventionss</a>: Sunk in lounge area in the pool <a href="http://t.co/Ewno9yBK8e">pic.twitter.com/Ewno9yBK8e</a>" &quot;I like&quot;</p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/366641939241644032">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Top-10 Photos from the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> vs Chiefs game: <a href="http://t.co/Y1fjnxainP">http://t.co/Y1fjnxainP</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23KCvsNO&amp;src=hash">#KCvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366648705153105920">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>WR Chris Givens, who was waived last week with an injury, has cleared waivers and was placed on IR by the Saints</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/366668826592555008">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate">@RVargasAdvocate</a>: Injured <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a> WR Chris Givens is now on IR. He had been waived last week but cleared waivers.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/366669168977780736">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>New Orleans Saints question of the day: Who impressed you most during preseason opener?: Other than Preston Pa... <a href="http://t.co/J6P80aNvdB">http://t.co/J6P80aNvdB</a></p>&mdash; NOLAsports (@NOLAsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAsports/statuses/366671401039560704">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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