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Saints News, 9/12/13: Saints Re-Sign DE Jay Richardson, Waive WR Andy Tanner

Tanner was becoming a fan favorite. Looks like the Saints needed more defensive linemen help than they needed an additional wide receiver. After the injuries to Broderick Bunkley and Tyrunn Walker Sunday, it's not a surprise that they would bring in more DL help.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Buccaneers avoid blackout, meaning everyone in Tampa can watch the drama unfold <a href="http://t.co/SsewCsqINq">http://t.co/SsewCsqINq</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/378252132861751297">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Walker (knee), Bunkley (calf), Abdul-Quddus (ankle), Foster (ankle) &amp; White (illness) did not practice today <a href="http://t.co/czT0ELOdpX">http://t.co/czT0ELOdpX</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/378248446437646337">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Curtis Lofton (knee), Jabari Greer (back) &amp; Patrick Robinson (foot) were limited at practice. Full injury report: <a href="http://t.co/czT0ELOdpX">http://t.co/czT0ELOdpX</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/378249060643127296">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Fun fact No. 1 about the black-gold combo: It&#39;s statistically the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> best uni. Team has won 71.4% of games played since &#39;06 in combo.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/378247878923153408">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;m told the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> will wear black jerseys and gold pants Sunday against the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bucs&amp;src=hash">#Bucs</a>.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/378247600618496001">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Payton was full of info today. By full, I mean none. Asked about report on Bunkley. Answer: "I’m not interested in someone else’s report.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/378230877307678721">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Asked about if move for Richardson meant setback with Foster, Payton said one of the things he likes about this year is not talking injuries</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/378231072019841024">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Asked about Richardson&#39;s past in selling insurance while out of football, Payton said he was &quot;not familiar with that.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/378231368385175552">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Asked if the sky was blue, Payton said, &quot;We&#39;ll let you know about that at the appropriate time.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/378231549826568193">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDat">@WhoDat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing">@SI_PeterKing</a> he&#39;s taking his own advice</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/378228362654654465">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Overload at WR and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> needed defensive line help leading to move. Payton said he views Richardson as an OLB.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/378227793013661698">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>In a league that clings to secrecy, Greg Schiano sure seems to be going out of his way to discuss private details about Josh Freeman.</p>&mdash; Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_JimTrotter/statuses/378218184311975936">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With Jay Richardson back on Saints, I&#39;m assuming Tyrunn Walker is headed to IR. We&#39;ll see though</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/378208516752027648">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jim Henderson previews the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> game vs the Bucs &amp; an interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> <a href="http://t.co/gyBfOCDOz9">http://t.co/gyBfOCDOz9</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/378207653140254720">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Message Board Guy confirms INGRAM TRADE! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports">@wwltvsports</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have re-signed DE Jay Richardson. Unsure of corresponding move as of yet.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/378206262032216064">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With the inner strife and distractions going on in Tampa, the Saints are coming in at a good time. Need to be focused, kick them while down</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/378172818464059392">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees and Kenny Stills nominated for <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> Weekly Awards <a href="http://t.co/WKG4goifsv">http://t.co/WKG4goifsv</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/378155887795240960">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thursday am feels like forever and a day from sun... I woke up too anxious! o well another day to immerse myself in this game plan! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leggo&amp;src=hash">#leggo</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/378126955544977408">September 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints Player & Injury News

Saints re-sign DE Jay Richardson, waive WR Andy Tanner | wwltv.com New Orleans
One of the Saints’ final cuts of preseason is back on the roster thanks in part to a spate of injuries on defense

Saints DE Foster back to not practicing as Saints prepare for Bucs | wwltv.com New Orleans
Five players, including defensive end Glenn Foster, didn’t practice Thursday for the Saints as New Orleans continued preparations for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay.

New Orleans Saints issue Thursday injury report
Five players did not practice Thursday

New Orleans Saints defensive end Glenn Foster sits out Thursday's practice | NOLA.com
Cornerback Corey White (illness) also did not practice

New Orleans Saints re-sign defensive lineman Jay Richardson, waive receiver Andy Tanner | NOLA.com
Saints look to shore up thin defensive line.

Saints re-sign DE Jay Richardson, source says | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Richardson, who previously played for Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Oakland for two seasons, had two sacks against the Dolphins and recovered a fumble in the exhibition against Kansas City on Aug. 9. His fumble recovery was one of just four turnovers the Saints forced in the preseason, and it came on the heels of a sack he got in an intrasquad scrimmage a few days earlier.

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Next up, the Bucs

Bucs avoid blackout, which means everyone can gawk | ProFootballTalk
If you live in the greater Tampa region, and enjoy watching a good grease fire, you're in luck. In an announcement with perfect "Hey, look over there" timing, the Buccaneers said Sunday's game with the Saints will not be blacked out.

Freeman skips Buccaneers team photo, situation reaches "critical mass" | ProFootballTalk
Kaufman separately has tweeted that "Josh Freeman’s tenure with the Bucs appears to be reaching critical mass," and that Freeman needs a "big game" against the Saints to "stop the bleeding."

Freeman seems to dispute Schiano on tardiness | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this afternoon, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano addressed the media. He acknowledged that quarterback Josh Freeman Jean-Paul Jean-Pauled the team photo, and Schiano added that Freeman (and others) have been late for other events.

John DeShazier: New Orleans Saints accept challenge that Darrelle Revis presents
Drew Brees says you want to avoid giving top CB opportunities to make plays

New Orleans Saints' ability to create 'confusion' could pay off vs. Josh Freeman | Audibles - SI.com
While talking with Peter King for an article that ran in Sports Illustrated's 2011 NFL season preview issue, Saints coach Sean Payton pulled up tape of a play from his team's game with the Jets in 2009, Rex Ryan's first season as head coach.

New Orleans Saints Morning Break
What's being written about the New Orleans Saints and their next opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Enemy Lines: Brees Seeks Balanced Attack
He may be the NFL's most steadily prolific passer, but New Orleans QB Drew Brees wants to see his team strike a better equilibrium between the run and the pass in order to get back into postseason contention

PFT’s Week Two picks | ProFootballTalk
Florio’s take: The Bucs are in disarray, and the Saints have picked up an early surge from holding the Falcons to 17 points. New Orleans continues its effort to put together a record stout enough to force the road to an open-air Super Bowl through the climate-controlled Superdome.

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Other Saints news

Forecast: Darren Sproles needs more love from fans | wwltv.com New Orleans
New Orleans Saints fans and America in general don’t love Darren Sproles enough.

Running in place: Lack of ground attack frustrates Saints | wwltv.com New Orleans
The good news for the Saints in regard to a run game that was the focus of an offseason re-dedication? Thirteen teams were worse in Week 1.

Saints Rank Second in NFL in Opening Weekend TV Rating
Nearly half the television sets in the New Orleans market and three-quarters of the TVs in use were tuned to the Saints' season-opening 23-17 victory over Atlanta Sunday.

Saints coach Sean Payton credits Falcons defense | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that at least part of his team’s inability to run the ball effectively during Sunday’s …

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Around the league

Redskins to face protests at Lambeau Field on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
On Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that, if one person is offended by the Redskins name, the league must listen. On Sunday, the league apparently will be listening.

Mike Detillier's top 33 prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft
Mike Detillier gives sportsNOLA his early look at the top 33 prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft. He is now co-host of the co-host of Ray Brandt Presents The John Fourcade Show Thursdays at 6 p.m. on WHNO-TV 20 New Orleans.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton announces changes to Saints roster
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Curtis Lofton on facing Buccaneers offense
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore speaks with reporters after practice on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Drew Brees impressed with Josh Freeman
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton speaks with reporters about facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: GameDay: New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans coach Sean Peyton makes a triumphant return as the Saints take down the reigning NFC South champions, the Atlanta Falcons.

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Morning Report: September 12
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier talks with safety Roman Harper for the Morning Report on Thursday, September 22, 2013.