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Saints Preseason News: Training Camp Over, Team Won't Practice Until Monday

Training Camp officially ended with Thursday's practice, and now the team will be gearing up for the all-important Game 3 of preseason (Aug. 25, 4:00 pm Eastern live on FOX!), followed by roster cuts to head into the regular season. Before 4:00 pm Eastern (!) on August 27, teams must have their active roster trimmed to 75, and then down to 53 on August 31.

This is A SAFETY!!!!!
This is A SAFETY!!!!!
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href=";src=hash">#Saints</a> return to practice tomorrow. Next game is Sunday at Houston (3 pm CT). It will be nationally televised on FOX!</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ricky Williams sums up the Johnny Manziel story in 17 seconds: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I see my guy <a href="">@spenceware11</a> doing his thing...</p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good morning and God bless</p>&mdash; Chris Ivory (@ivory_29) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

FYI - Tusk!!'s debut with Jets last night...6 carries, 13 yards and a long of 8. No idea how long he was on stationary bike on sideline. Or even if he was on the bike at all. I'm a rampant rumor speculator.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Success- getting what you want&#10;Happiness- liking what you get&#10;&#10;<a href=";src=hash">#BeHappy</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former <a href=";src=hash">#LSU</a> dual-sport star Chad Jones takes new approach on different playing field | <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Randy Rosetta (@RandyRosetta) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Programming note: <a href=";src=hash">#Saints</a> don&#39;t hit the practice field again until Monday afternoon.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Aug. 27 3 p.m. Central. Down to 75 players. "<a href="">@JK_Kiley</a>: <a href="">@LarryHolder</a> when do the Saints make their 1st cuts?"</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Aug. 31 5 p.m. central RT <a href="">@1980FernandoO</a>: <a href="">@LarryHolder</a> <a href="">@JK_Kiley</a> and final cut?</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Is it weird I want Prince Devitt&#39;s LED jacket? (Don&#39;t answer that.)</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If this concussion suit goes through, there&#39;s no way the NFL comes out of it without looking like Phillip Morris</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Also &quot;Phillip Morris&quot; sounds like the name of some UDFA that Mike Shanahan got a 1,000-yard season out of</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Going back to what Fred Dryer told me about how the NFL views its vets: &quot;predisposed notion of &#39;we want that, we&#39;re going to take it&#39;&quot;</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Morning world</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Morning glory <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jerry Romig reflects on his incredible 44-year career as the <a href=";src=hash">#Saints</a> public address announcer -&gt; <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Not this year. RT <a href="">@LynnKupfer</a>: <a href="">@LarryHolder</a> are <a href="">@Saints</a> going to have joint scrimmage/practices with <a href=";src=hash">#Texans</a> prior to game on 25th?</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="">@ProFootballTalk</a> grading every play? Yes. Grading how a player is playing overall? No. I can teach u the game if u want.</p>&mdash; Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>. <a href="">@PriscoCBS</a> <a href="">@ProFootballTalk</a> Pete, if you do that, Florio will teach you how to fight with mascots on Twitter</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>ESPN&#39;s OTL story on Pellman is mostly a re-hash of this more comprehensive piece <a href="">@patrick_hruby</a> did a few months ago: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Reid G. (@ReidG75) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

HansDat note: Pellman is one of the NFL's concussion "experts."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Im feelin blessed attending Church today,Goodmornin! In life you may hear inspiring words but are you truly listening? <a href=";src=hash">#message</a> <a href=";src=hash">#churchflow</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="">@GHartley5</a> it never gets old! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Bob Pierce (@bob_monavie) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I expect people to do me dirty but still give em a Chance to show me they might b different Spread Love  <a href=";src=hash">#BLESSED</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="">@Saints</a> Celebrating a new member of the WHO DAT NATION!! <a href=";src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href=";src=hash">#whodatnation</a> <a href=";src=hash">#superbowlbound</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Natalee Gomez  (@nataleegomez) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Enjoying my day off, back to work tomorrow</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;RT <a href="">@Saints</a> .<a href="">@Pierre_Thomas</a> pregame Friday night <a href=";src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href=""></a>&quot;</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="">August 18, 2013</a></blockquote>


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Brian Allee-Walsh - Of the four exhibition games, the third is the most important because teams typically play their projected starters into the second half.

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Kristian Garic - Well, either the Raiders are that bad, or the Saints have improved that much. But I think it's really combination of both.

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"Who’s Your Daddy?" |
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Len Pasquarelli - The Patriots’ new approach to the wide receiver position and more in this week’s Blitz.

Uniform Police Focus on Face Masks |
Zach Schonbrun - Justin Tuck’s custom face mask has inspired at least three false Twitter accounts, one Facebook fan page and a likeness in the Madden 13 football video game.

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Let's stop and think for a minute before we demand the return of the 2009 version of Chris Johnson. (HansDat Query: Who's more gassed? Him, SJax, or AFoster? - discuss.)

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Jason Sablich - The following 12 team, 15 round draft primer is not an all-inclusive draft guide. Rather, it offers a couple of different approaches depending on where you are drafting from.

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