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Saints Training Camp Recap, 8/12/13: Saints Sign Veteran WR Patrick Crayton

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The Saints have added yet another veteran wide receiver to the mix. What does this mean for the young receivers already on the team and who, as far as we fans can tell, have been looking very good so far in camp and preseason?

Dilip Vishwanat

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>New <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Patrick Crayton at practice today: <a href="http://t.co/0W8FmV5qfX">pic.twitter.com/0W8FmV5qfX</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366954838401101825">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sean Payton announced the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have signed WR Patrick Crayton, waived WR Brent Leonard</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366954575804121088">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Coach Payton at practice today <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/beKD9tQ4Qs">pic.twitter.com/beKD9tQ4Qs</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366946434345484290">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton is the new No. 86 for the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> practicing today, via a source.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/366939561454088193">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints signing of Patrick Crayton makes me believe more than ever as soon as Chargers cut Meachem &amp; he clears waivers he will be back.</p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/statuses/366979836327108608">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Patrick Crayton refers to himself as &quot;Paw Paw,&quot; but says he can run circles around the young <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> wideouts.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/366975893823946752">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow. Saints sign WR Patrick Crayton to replace Brent Leonard. Old vet</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/366975069362192385">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a>: Mad real!!! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36">@rbush36</a>: Today was real!!!!!" &lt;&lt;&lt;Don&#39;t nobody sad Dat nan nodda like u say Dat nan nodda!!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/366972354217254912">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/KristianGaric1">@KristianGaric1</a>: Rob Ryan on injuries &quot;I am used to a whole team being injured and being fired because of it.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>&quot; ..took a shot damn!</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/366957343595970560">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Nick Toon and Travaris Cadet each with a lost fumble in team drills. Not swell.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/366934773127593984">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Video: Bobby Hebert breaks down Monday practice <a href="http://t.co/SQSM032e7j">http://t.co/SQSM032e7j</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/366998196184039424">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS">@KSTiLLS</a>, Jon Stinchcomb &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo">@MikeGarafolo</a> talk <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> on today’s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast. LISTEN: <a href="http://t.co/Hpv1oo2AX5">http://t.co/Hpv1oo2AX5</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366984753905283072">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Meanwhile, Will Smith. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks">@skooks</a>: So Saints really like Kenny Stills and to prove it they beg 6 more 35 year old vets to come and try out.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/366975898286698499">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> thanks to our <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> another <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23trainingcamp&amp;src=hash">#trainingcamp</a> practice wraps <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cantwaitforfootball&amp;src=hash">#cantwaitforfootball</a> <a href="http://t.co/n5DodPBBdT">pic.twitter.com/n5DodPBBdT</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/366964802154819584">August 12, 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> QB Seneca Wallace expected to get extensive look in Fridays game after Luke McCown got majority of snaps last week.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/366963004589350912">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter">@AdamSchefter</a>: Saints announced they signed former Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton.&quot;....great dude</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/366959730305925121">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL banning special face masks now? Pure ridiculousness. Getting out of control <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23smh&amp;src=hash">#smh</a></p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/366923708134199296">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Does anybody else drive past a car wash, nail salon or floral shop and immediately think, &quot;drug front&quot;?</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/367013404541587456">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lol -- "<a href="https://twitter.com/datboywolf">@datboywolf</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/FFD">@FFD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55">@sfujita55</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSportsLive">@FOXSportsLive</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGlazer">@JayGlazer</a> Can Scott have a segment called &quot;What the hell are you doing Roger?!&quot; :)"</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/367014733368393729">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Photo Gallery: Saints fans at Monday practice <a href="http://t.co/GuqL2sNQF3">http://t.co/GuqL2sNQF3</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/367016496611856384">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thanks all the Breaking Bad folks and Vince Gilligan for the script for the finale, &quot;Hal&#39;s Dream&quot;. It was a pleasure shooting it.</p>&mdash; David Higgins (@DAnthonyHiggins) <a href="https://twitter.com/DAnthonyHiggins/statuses/366965175166832640">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Vilma is back in pads. Colston, Galette, Wilson, P. Thomas, Olsen still a no go.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/366923645584547841">August 12, 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> practice Tuesday will be closed to public. So today and Wednesday are last two practices open to the fans before camp breaks.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/366922595486011392">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Photos from last night&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> practice: <a href="http://t.co/FTQhVFzxnF">http://t.co/FTQhVFzxnF</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/366914377707819011">August 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints sign WR Patrick Crayton

Saints sign receiver Patrick Crayton, cut receiver Brent Leonard | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Since his last NFL game in 2011, wide receiver Patrick Crayton said he spent most of his time raising two children and tending to a number …

New Orleans Saints Sign WR Patrick Crayton
The New Orleans Saints waived WR Brent Leonard on Monday

New Orleans Saints sign veteran receiver Patrick Crayton | NOLA.com
Crayton practices Monday

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Other Saints Camp news

New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton leaves Monday's practice early | NOLA.com
Saints coach Sean Payton said he thought Lofton was cramping due to the heat and didn't think it was serious. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who sat out Friday's game and Sunday's practice, participated fully Monday.

Offense, defense fight to a draw: Mike Triplett's first take from Monday's New Orleans Saints practice | NOLA.com
"I thought we had one of our better practices. We fought through it," said Saints coach Sean Payton, who said those short-yardage snaps will provide the team with a lot of good stuff to "coach off of."

Observations from Monday's practice at New Orleans Saints training camp | NOLA.com
"I'll be honest with ya," Ryan said. "These injuries, they're outstanding players. But, hell, that's nothing compared to what I'm used to. I'm used to a whole team getting hurt and getting fired because of it. So whatever."

Saints' D taking more positives than negatives - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
'They just came out with a quick tempo and a good game plan to start, and it took us a while to adjust and get settled down,'' Saints outside linebacker Will Smith said. ''Once we got settled, we did what we wanted to do. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to go against them (the Chiefs' starters) again.''

Saints rookie Vaccaro says tempo of Big XII had him prepared for first game | wwltv.com New Orleans
Kenny Vaccaro spent the past four years chasing down Big XII quarterbacks, barely having time to get set before Texas’ opponents snapped the ball.

Fans last chance to see Saints practice is Wednesday | wwltv.com New Orleans
The Saints will move Tuesday's practice indoors, closing it to the public, the team announced Sunday.

New Orleans Saints rookie Glenn Foster confident after outing vs. Kansas City Chiefs | NOLA.com
Foster had a sack and a forced fumble against the Chiefs

New Orleans Saints' Preston Parker hopes to build on 'exceptional' game vs. Kansas City Chiefs | NOLA.com
Parker in thick of race for fifth receiver spot

Chris Carr enjoying football again with Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
For New Orleans Saints defensive back Chris Carr, football had not been fun since 2010. He started 16 games for the Baltimore Ravens that y…

For Saints tight end Watson, family, faith come first | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Saturday afternoon, there was probably nothing Benjamin Watson wanted to do but go home and rest. The first two weeks of Saints training ca…

CAMP REPORT: Saints focus on game-related mistakes in workout | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
After expressing a bit of concern with some aspects of his team’s performance in a 17-13 preseason win Friday night against the Kansas City…

Saints Nation: 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction (Part 2)
Gone are Joe Morgan and Kenyon Coleman and added is Steve Breaston, from a pure roster standpoint. There's also a preseason game under our belt. So here's my updated 53 man roster and I'll continue to put one together after every preseason game from here on out.

Preston Parker a Lock to Make Saints Roster After Performance vs. Chiefs - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The New Orleans Saints have an issue at wide receiver with Joe Morgan out for the year and Marques Colston sitting on the PUP list with an injury.

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Monday, August 12
There are only two open practices remaining.

New Orleans Saints rookie report: Josh Hill
Hill met with NewOrleansSaints.com after Sunday's practice

Rob Ryan's take on the Chiefs game, Junior Galette and Pierre Thomas still out, Patrick Crayton signs: Black and Gold Today - Video | NOLA.com
After the Saints' spirited live-tackling practice Monday, sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Larry Holder break down the highlights and discuss the team's latest move. Tune in to NOLA.com every weekday for your daily snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints.

NFC South salary-cap check - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons are $7.5 million under the cap and the New Orleans Saints have $5.2 million remaining.

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Preseason week 2: Raiders vs. Saints

Brice Butler looks to build on fast start with Oakland Raiders - San Jose Mercury News
Wide receiver Brice Butler led all receivers with 70 yards on two receptions in the Oakland Raiders

Matt Flynn thriving in competitive Oakland Raiders training camp - NFL.com
Competition is king at Oakland Raiders training camp. Is quarterback Matt Flynn winning the most high-profile position battle? Ian Rapoport provides the latest intel from wine country.

Raiders rookie Sio Moore impresses early | Oakland Raiders & NFL | San Francisco Examiner

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Around the league

Carl Nicks dealing with permanent toe injury | ProFootballTalk
"I have all the confidence in the world I will be back to playing," Nicks said.  "I will just have to deal with it my whole life.  I would lie if I told you it didn’t affect me at all.  It affects the way I walk, the way I stand around.  I have to stand a certain kind of way.  It is something I just have to deal with.  I don’t want to get into taking painkillers and not knowing if it is hurting."

Positive Lessons From Tampa Bay Bucs' Preseason Loss to Baltimore Ravens - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: COMMENTARY | The opening game of preseason football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not produce a successful final outcome, but several position lessons can be derived from the 44-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday, August 8. Fans should be especially pleased that regular players held Baltimore scoreless in the contest's first quarter and that the Bucs actually possessed a 13-7 lead before playing time was completely handed over to reserves.

ACL injuries showing another summer spike
Preseason a danger zone as players readjust to football.

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Lagniappe

Retired Saint Scott Fujita is a legend, in the eyes of these Saints fans: The Home Front | NOLA.com
His Fajita jersey was a symbol of everything that is right about the Saints, Scott Fujita and the man who loved them.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton Announces Roster Moves
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks with reporters after practice on Monday, August 12, 2013.

VIDEO: Roman Harper Says Be Patient with New Defense
New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper talks with media members after practice on Monday, August 12, 2013.

VIDEO: Lance Moore Impressed with Backup QBs
New Orleans receiver Lance Moore speaks with reporters after practice on Monday, August 12, 2013.

VIDEO: Black and Blue Report: August 12, 2013
The Black and Blue Report on Monday, August 12, 2013 is hosted by Sean Kelley and John Deshazier. The crew announces the 2013 New Orleans Pelicans preseason schedule and chats with Saints WR Kenny Stills, former Saints Pro Bowler Jon Stinchcomb and Fox Sports 1's Mike Garafolo.

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Morning Report: August 12
New Orleans Saints senior writer John Deshazier talks with USA Today's Jim Corbett about what he sees out of the New Orleans Saints on Monday, August 12, 2013