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Saints Preseason News - August 24, 2013: Colston, Thomas and Robinson May See First Preseason Action

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I know this FDL is late, but didja hear the news yet? Colston, PT, and P-Rob may play tomorrow against the Texans!! Also, check the tweets for pics from today's Touchdown Club Meet the Saints luncheon for fans. Rita was snapping lots of them!

Dare we hope that Colston sees the field tomorrow?
Dare we hope that Colston sees the field tomorrow?
Chris Graythen

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23touchdownclublunch&amp;src=hash">#touchdownclublunch</a> heading to the fans <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="http://t.co/t5BVcbNMca">pic.twitter.com/t5BVcbNMca</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/371325360043868160">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsArt&amp;src=hash">#SaintsArt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TouchdownClubLuncheon&amp;src=hash">#TouchdownClubLuncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas">@Pierre_Thomas</a> <a href="http://t.co/a3QXQ8b2sL">pic.twitter.com/a3QXQ8b2sL</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/371326572092858369">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints luncheon. <a href="http://t.co/vgBFlEcBy6">http://t.co/vgBFlEcBy6</a></p>&mdash; Tyrunn Walker (@twalker337) <a href="https://twitter.com/twalker337/statuses/371327985456259072">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Suggestive memorabilia  <a href="http://t.co/v9YZVLDZYg">http://t.co/v9YZVLDZYg</a></p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/statuses/371329132799340544">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Touchdown club luncheon!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="http://t.co/zofikUIO4T">pic.twitter.com/zofikUIO4T</a></p>&mdash; akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99/statuses/371329450626920448">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Luncheon W/ Da Rook <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6">@jenkinsjohn6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BLESSED&amp;src=hash">#BLESSED</a> <a href="http://t.co/rDxyhz0LVE">http://t.co/rDxyhz0LVE</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/371331787047571456">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Headed to the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Luncheon&amp;src=hash">#Luncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BLESSED&amp;src=hash">#BLESSED</a> <a href="http://t.co/QZMgolN4vt">http://t.co/QZMgolN4vt</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/371334738994540544">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My guy jr and i <a href="http://t.co/Hadl9RzKGI">http://t.co/Hadl9RzKGI</a></p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/371335406211846144">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>About to jump on the bird to head over to Houston <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> vs <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> tomorrow on <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM">@WWLAMFM</a> 3pm. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saintsradio&amp;src=hash">#Saintsradio</a></p>&mdash; Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) <a href="https://twitter.com/KristianGaric1/statuses/371341580075929600">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I don&#39;t do fantasy ranks anymore. Whenever friends/family ask for pointers, I refer them to <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva">@evansilva</a>&#39;s Top 150 <a href="http://t.co/3ivDZEFMNq">http://t.co/3ivDZEFMNq</a></p>&mdash; Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisWesseling/statuses/371316671471837184">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> luncheon <a href="http://t.co/eFGdsf9sfm">pic.twitter.com/eFGdsf9sfm</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/371347218432667648">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TouchdownClubLuncheon&amp;src=hash">#TouchdownClubLuncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GeauxSaints&amp;src=hash">#GeauxSaints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Congratulations&amp;src=hash">#Congratulations</a> great <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SeerSucker&amp;src=hash">#SeerSucker</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nola&amp;src=hash">#nola</a> <a href="http://t.co/8RFC5xDMqE">pic.twitter.com/8RFC5xDMqE</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/371342889533468673">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ooops!RT <a href="https://twitter.com/buffyanne">@buffyanne</a> Curtis Lofton just dropped his award and kind of broke it...lol <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsLuncheon&amp;src=hash">#SaintsLuncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/371348361741230081">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That or being 6ft didnt cut itRT <a href="https://twitter.com/op25ttfd">@op25ttfd</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/buffyanne">@buffyanne</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> is that why your a LB and not a TE? lol <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23badhands&amp;src=hash">#badhands</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/371349341962633216">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41">@Harp41</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51">@JonVilma51</a> at the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> luncheon <a href="http://t.co/IvvJPNzALD">pic.twitter.com/IvvJPNzALD</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/371350043799744512">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Headed to houston</p>&mdash; Tyrunn Walker  (@twalker337) <a href="https://twitter.com/twalker337/statuses/371349445025099776">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Headed to Houston!  <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="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bowtie&amp;src=hash">#bowtie</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bowtiefresh&amp;src=hash">#bowtiefresh</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dapper&amp;src=hash">#dapper</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23preppy&amp;src=hash">#preppy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gq&amp;src=hash">#gq</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23rockavenue&amp;src=hash">#rockavenue</a>… <a href="http://t.co/jrjL52mXKp">http://t.co/jrjL52mXKp</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/371350413775478784">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> award will be filled with M&amp;M&#39;s when we get back from <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans">@HoustonTexans</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BeatTheTexans&amp;src=hash">#BeatTheTexans</a> <a href="http://t.co/HbWE9b5SKY">pic.twitter.com/HbWE9b5SKY</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/371350803866337280">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hahahaha RT <a href="https://twitter.com/datboywolf">@datboywolf</a>: Lmao at <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> photobombing his own interview. U stupid bruh <a href="http://t.co/5O7BwbnS90">http://t.co/5O7BwbnS90</a></p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/371351181596979201">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On our way to Houston and had a great time at the banquet with the guys! TE&#39;s really know how to clean up! <a href="http://t.co/N3NntVm7Wv">pic.twitter.com/N3NntVm7Wv</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/371352032424108033">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Photos: Meet the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Luncheon: <a href="http://t.co/OGPvWAEztr">http://t.co/OGPvWAEztr</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/371353126051143680">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/brittneymo">@brittneymo</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas">@Pierre_Thomas</a> I think the whole team needs to start rocking bow ties! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dapper&amp;src=hash">#dapper</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins">@MalcolmJenkins</a>" I agree! Lol</p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/371353642437062656">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>God&#39;s Plan....</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/371355468880297985">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just left the 2013 Saints Touchdown Club Luncheon. Great turnout Who Dat Nation! Thanks for the support! <a href="http://t.co/aaBqoeXVLA">pic.twitter.com/aaBqoeXVLA</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/371358827091750912">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chillin wit the teammates at this luncheon another day another chance to perform! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23codefensemvp2012&amp;src=hash">#codefensemvp2012</a>… <a href="http://t.co/i0sDUHthim">http://t.co/i0sDUHthim</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/371360099232911360">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Go <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> -- <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Black&amp;src=hash">#Black</a>&amp;Gold <a href="http://t.co/qpiS3Q0vFK">pic.twitter.com/qpiS3Q0vFK</a></p>&mdash; CJ  (@CJCAHILL) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJCAHILL/statuses/371356537127587841">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS">@KSTiLLS</a> how bad do u want to win Touchdown club rookie of yr award? Be honest it&#39;s ok to say you want 80 grabs, 1k yards, &amp; 10 TDS <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a></p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/statuses/371361849993752576">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It&#39;s about that time again... Texas bound <a href="http://t.co/eDUpjGQ4dg">pic.twitter.com/eDUpjGQ4dg</a></p>&mdash; Garrett Hartley (@GHartley5) <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5/statuses/371361346723409920">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wheels up to Houston&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5">@GHartley5</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NextTimeJimmyIsThePilot&amp;src=hash">#NextTimeJimmyIsThePilot</a>&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BeatTheTexans&amp;src=hash">#BeatTheTexans</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/wml3npwSF8">pic.twitter.com/wml3npwSF8</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/371362525616406528">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Really glad <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51">@JonVilma51</a> unblocked my pal <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJuge">@AndrewJuge</a>. Thank you, sir.</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/371372093553664002">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have landed in Houston! Tomorrow&#39;s game vs the Texans is nationally televised on FOX (3 pm CT)</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/371376997345148929">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> WE LOVE OUR FANS!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TouchdownClubLuncheon&amp;src=hash">#TouchdownClubLuncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23beatthetexans&amp;src=hash">#beatthetexans</a> <a href="http://t.co/K7pd975Kg6">pic.twitter.com/K7pd975Kg6</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/371365073580605440">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5">@GHartley5</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TouchdownClubLuncheon&amp;src=hash">#TouchdownClubLuncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OurGuysAreGreat&amp;src=hash">#OurGuysAreGreat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23beatthetexans&amp;src=hash">#beatthetexans</a> <a href="http://t.co/NQqtTbVlTf">pic.twitter.com/NQqtTbVlTf</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/371364433252990976">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94">@camjordan94</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TouchdownClubLuncheon&amp;src=hash">#TouchdownClubLuncheon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Awards&amp;src=hash">#Awards</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GeauxSaints&amp;src=hash">#GeauxSaints</a> <a href="http://t.co/O9ClNVkADl">pic.twitter.com/O9ClNVkADl</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/371342544866508800">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just landed in Houston!!</p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/371380616232587264">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just landed in H town.. Feels good to be back in Texas.</p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/statuses/371381020659945473">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You&#39;d think by now that people who eat Jack Link&#39;s beef jerky would learn to stop messin&#39; with Sasquatch.</p>&mdash; Brett (@thecajunboy) <a href="https://twitter.com/thecajunboy/statuses/371392250250416128">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder">@LarryHolder</a> sharp!</p>&mdash; akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99/statuses/371400925299998720">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I think Rivers mite need to play Gleason Gras.  Eh?&#10;-SG <a href="http://t.co/VhVp1rZYSZ">http://t.co/VhVp1rZYSZ</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@team_gleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason/statuses/371404293334896641">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Interesting that Bilal Powell is starting at RB over Chris Ivory tonight. <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/371410128982917120">August 24, 2013</a></blockquote>

Saints @ Texans

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All your LEGAL options for catching Sunday's game. (HansDat note: Not judging!! Just informing...)

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Nakia Hogan - Robinson said he is close to being game ready.

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Katherine Terrell - Sean Payton said Patrick Robinson will also play.

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Bradley Handwerger - Receiver Marques Colston will travel to Houston for the Saints’ preseason game against the Texans on Sunday, but coach Sean Payton will wait and see whether he’ll play.

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Ramon Vargas - Travaris Cadet listened patiently as a gaggle of reporters questioned him about the two fumbles he had Aug. 16 against the Oakland Raiders.

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Juge - Preseason game number three is on the docket for tomorrow as we inch closer to hosting the Atlanta Falcons on September 8th.

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Post-Practice Media Availability Transcript

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Rob Ryan met with local media after Friday's afternoon practice.

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Post-Practice Media Availability Transcript

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Chris Roling - The New Orleans Saints have been on a roll this preseason, but Week 3 is here.

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Lagniappe

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Mike Triplett - Players, coaches, analysts say Ryan thrives on studying opponents' tendencies and trying to exploit them.

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John Deshazier - Their performance made Steve Breaston, Patrick Crayton expendable.

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Gary Estwick - Tom Johnson entered Saints training camp aiming to compete for a starting spot in Rob Ryan’s new 3-4 defense.

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Sheldon Mickles - Tackle Terron Armstead, one of the Saints’ two third-round draft picks this spring, talks about his first training camp.

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"They're digging a hole in Mark Sanchez's toe big enough to pull a half dollar out of it 'cause he's got some nail that's infected."

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V-Roll Roll Call

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