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Saints Training Camp Recap, Day 11: Saints' List Of Season-Ending Injuries Gets Longer....UGH!

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Coach Payton announced today that WR Joe Morgan (knee) and DE Kenyon Coleman (chest) have sustained season-ending injuries that require surgery. If that wasn't bad enough, RB Pierre Thomas, DE Junior Galette, and CB Keenan Lewis (among others) left practice early today. Payton didn't elaborate on the exact reasons these many players went to the training room early, but he did mention that the intense Louisiana heat at practice was a major factor. Heat exhaustion may be the reason why Galette and Lewis left early (I hope!), but Thomas was reportedly limping to the training room. Not a good sign.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> update Kenyon Coleman has a pectoral tear &amp; Joe Morgan has a torn meniscus and a partially torn ACL, and will undergo surgery today.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/365190555455594497">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat">@jmthegreat</a> sorry to hear about the injury joe. Good luck with recovery. you have bright future ahead in the league.</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/365179664232226817">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This RT <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36">@rbush36</a>: All these season ending injuries are outrageous I pray The Lord keeps me healthy</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/365176789309460481">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dances no longer allowed! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Mufuckah_Jones">@Mufuckah_Jones</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> better do the Terio dance when he scores his 1st TD this season</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/365176286219485184">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I have to get my mind right to even walk to the car!! It&#39;s on fire outside!! Whewww </p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/365175965372006401">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins">@MalcolmJenkins</a> is today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> guest on the <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast. LISTEN: <a href="http://t.co/ZhkD44vOBL">http://t.co/ZhkD44vOBL</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365175086178775040">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36">@rbush36</a>: All these season ending injuries are outrageous I pray The Lord keeps me healthy" everyday!! Amen!!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/365173079212687360">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat">@jmthegreat</a> praying for you buddy. You&#39;ll be back before you know it. Better stronger and faster than ever!</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/365172309625020416">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just heard about Kenyon Coleman &amp; Joe Morgan both out for year. Man that&#39;s horrible. Akiem Hicks &amp; Steve Breaston w/ huge opportunities now</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/365167595743215618">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All these season ending injuries are outrageous I pray The Lord keeps me healthy</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/365166453390970880">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder">@LarryHolder</a> heard chest injury and slamming helmet. Knew right away torn pec. Frustrating season ending injury</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/365163578929594368">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Another hard day in the bag!! Its a great feeling knowing you had a productive day of work!… <a href="http://t.co/rkxroD9Xq9">http://t.co/rkxroD9Xq9</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/365163327334252545">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat">@jmthegreat</a> praying for you my dude! Defining moment in your career, you’ll come back stronger..both mentally and physically!</p>&mdash; Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChaseDaniel/statuses/365162754245525506">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can&#39;t wait till this game Friday! Who is coming to watch?! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Nick Toon (@Nick2oon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nick2oon/statuses/365157651300093954">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees Talks About Joe Morgan&#39;s Season-Ending Injury <a href="http://t.co/Ukp9Lr8QSg">http://t.co/Ukp9Lr8QSg</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/365155735358808064">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees said Kenny Stills has mostly been filling in at Joe Morgan&#39;s spot within the offense.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/365154575994466305">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brees said he has been texting Morgan quite a bit since the injury told him &quot;it will be tough but a defining moment in your career&quot;</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365153287223263232">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brees and Malcolm Jenkins both mentioned Kenny Stills right off the bat as a player who can step up in Morgan&#39;s absence.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365152876525404161">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Appreciate all the concern and love. Staying positive through it all. Time to get stronger physically as well as mentally!!!</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/365147258649452546">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jmood88">@jmood88</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat">@jmthegreat</a> look for that thing that Batman used in Dark Knight Rises to fix his knee</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/365147032706482176">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees signing autographs after practice! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsCamp&amp;src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/yK1b1EJU3S">https://t.co/yK1b1EJU3S</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/365146083149627393">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Big hit for Rob Ryan&#39;s defense...2 of his guys now out for the year in Victor Butler &amp; Kenyon Coleman</p>&mdash; Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGellerWWL/statuses/365143994453331970">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton said the guys who went out today, some had pulls and some were heat related</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365142792038662145">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And now Keenan Lewis just walked into the training room. And Saalim Hakim is heading in, as well.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365140694513360900">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With Junior Galette out, jay Richardson spent time with the first team D on the 2-minute drill</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365139983641747457">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pierre Thomas is limping off the field with athletic trainer Scottie Patten. Heading into training room.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365129405875486721">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can Jordan, Nick Toon, Roman Harper and Dion Tuner have found the only shade on the practice field. <a href="http://t.co/4DWSvs3lWs">pic.twitter.com/4DWSvs3lWs</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/365138346386808832">August 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Injury reports, ARRRRRRRRGH!

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton talks about injuries to Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton's post-practice media availability Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Junior Galette, Keenan Lewis among New Orleans Saints players who leave practice early | NOLA.com
"Some had some pulls, some had some muscle tightness," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "We sat them down and obviously didn't want to press the issue with them."

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says losing Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman 'significant' | NOLA.com
Payton announced both are having season-ending surgeries.

New Orleans Saints lose receiver Joe Morgan, defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman for season | NOLA.com
Both players were being counted on in key roles

Saints lose Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman for season | ProFootballTalk
The Saints need to change their gris-gris or something. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, an already injury plagued team got more bad news Wednesday, as wide receiver Joe Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman will be lost for the season.

Kelvin Hayden, Joe Morgan join list of injured training camp players | Audibles - SI.com
The NFL's injury situation is approaching epidemic proportions, and there has been all of one preseason game played so far. Three more players -- Chicago cornerback Kelvin Hayden, New Orleans wide receiver Joe Morgan and his teammate, defensive end Kenyon Coleman -- all were ruled out for the se...

Saints' WR Joe Morgan, DE Kenyon Coleman out with season-ending injuries | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said wide receiver Joe Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman are each probably out for the year with…

Saints lose receiver, defensive end to injuries | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE -- More bad news for receiver Joe Morgan and the Saints defense.

Saints WR Joe Morgan & DE Kenyon Coleman Out for Season - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
October 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan (13) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the second quarter against the

After Morgan injury, Saints say don't blame Vaccaro's aggressiveness | wwltv.com New Orleans
"It was such a freak play," quarterback Drew Brees said. "It’s not like it was the blatant, obvious… It was kind of bang-bang. He catches it and Kenny is there to jump on his back and in the process of putting his knee down, it just kind of buckles on him or gets caught in a funny position.

New Orleans Saints' Joe Morgan and Kenyon Coleman injury analysis, your comments and more: Black and Gold Today - Video | NOLA.com
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune sports writer Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Katherine Terrell break down the impact of the season-ending injuries to WR Joe Morgan and DE Kenyon Coleman. Check back every weekday for your daily snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints.

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Other less depressing Saints news

Saints training camp on Wednesday, August 7, 2013: photo gallery | NOLA.com
Photos from the practice field as Saints training camp continues at the team's Metairie headquarters on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Biggest Takeaways From Saints First Depth Chart of 2013 - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Aug 3, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) with running back Mark Ingram (22) during a scrimmage at the team trai

Saints Nation: Garrett Hartley Secures Kicker Job

New Orleans Saints rookie report: Rod Sweeting
Defensive back from Georgia Tech trying to make the team

Saints new secondary coach bringing confidence, passion | wwltv.com New Orleans
Jabari Greer remembers the first time he sat down with Wesley McGriff and he remembers that even in the coach’s office, he had to be on top of his game.

Vaccaro is the latest of many hit men at safety for Saints
Rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro is quickly earning a reputation in training camp with the New Orleans Saints as a player who makes receivers keep their heads on a swivel.

This Week in Saints History: August 7-13
1985—Saints signed QB Bobby Hebert, formerly of Northwestern State and the USFL. The Cut Off, LA native received a $1.3 million signing bonus, a then-NFL record. His five-year contract was valued at $2.25 million.

Camp Confidential: Jeff Duncan's impressions of New Orleans Saints' practice Wednesday | NOLA.com
The heat inspired the quote of the day from the inimitable Jabari Greer: "We do have to battle through the adversity but when I think that it's too hot, I look across the lot and I see Winn-Dixie and I'm like, hey, they're hiring and it's nice and cool in the refrigerator section. I'm glad to be out here. Is it too hot for me? No. I'm living the dream. It is hot, though."

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NFL News

Fennelly: Bucs’ David turning up defensive heat | Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune | TBO.com
Lavonte David is sometimes the forgotten man in the middle of the defense - until you watch him operate, Martin Fennelly writes.

Panthers show a bit too much fight as practice heats up | CharlotteObserver.com
Players square off in a series of confrontations as practice gets heated in Spartanburg.

Falcons' Mike Johnson suffers injuries to ankle, fibula - NFL.com
The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line concerns grew more pressing Tuesday after it was revealed first-string right tackle Mike Johnson suffered a dislocated ankle and fibula fracture.

NY Jets' Bilal Powell in danger of being overworked with Chris Ivory injured and Joe McKnight and Mike Goodson out - NY Daily News
CORTLAND — The Jets’ running-back situation has been a mess, and the man they hoped to be their lead back, Chris Ivory, has yet to complete a full practice, bothered by a hamstring ailment.

Finley throws haymakers in Packers fight | ProFootballTalk
As we mentioned yesterday when the Panthers had their own "small melee," the second-week-of-training-camp practice fight is one of the traditions of early August. The Packers had their version today, with video evidence to prove it.

Chiefs’ Succop working to correct his inconsistencies - KansasCity.com
Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop blasted field goals down the middle in practice the other day … from 42 yards, from 52 yards, from 48 yards. He looked like the kicker who made a franchise-record six field goals in six chances last season at New Orleans, and not the one who experienced some uncharacteristic and team-deflating misses.

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