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This year's Saints lightning rod for criticism and debate is reportedly hoping to get back onto the field this Monday night against the Dolphins, according to an unnamed source for The Advocate. In other news, Saints players got an extra day off today, so we won't get the first injury report of the week until tomorrow. Many Who Dats may not be anxious to see Ingram return, but I'm sure we all very much want to see the return of guard Jahri Evans. Let's hope his hammy has healed and he returns to practice tomorrow.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Reminder, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> first practice this week isn&#39;t until Thursday. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Dolphins&amp;src=hash">#Dolphins</a> have unique practice schedule with day off later in the week.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/382942101119311873">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Via Bovada, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> 12-1 to win the Super Bowl. Tied for fourth with SF. Saints are also 1-2 to win the NFC South.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/382959326190505984">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just posted a photo <a href="http://t.co/Ng6t0aEwGl">http://t.co/Ng6t0aEwGl</a></p>&mdash; Tyrunn Walker (@twalker337) <a href="https://twitter.com/twalker337/statuses/382957512506765314">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>2012 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> 6th rounder RT <a href="https://twitter.com/eric_d_williams">@eric_d_williams</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Chargers&amp;src=hash">#Chargers</a> also added OL Andrew Tiller to practice squad.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/382956846706749440">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bought my self shoes for the first time in over a year (other than football cleats).&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/LACOSTE">@LACOSTE</a>&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TakingCareOfMyFeet&amp;src=hash">#TakingCareOfMyFeet</a> <a href="http://t.co/eKtduU1mXX">pic.twitter.com/eKtduU1mXX</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/382954926176878592">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can you spot the uniform violation that Cam Newton has gotten away with every game of his <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> career? Check it out: <a href="http://t.co/GFjqjsiRhy">http://t.co/GFjqjsiRhy</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/382952033793228800">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>7 yrs later.. proud to help announce to the world that New Orleans was back! City is better than ever.&#10;-SG&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23rebirth&amp;src=hash">#rebirth</a> <a href="http://t.co/8baBYe3hfO">http://t.co/8baBYe3hfO</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/statuses/382947445812236288">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ain’t nothing like getting your feet rubbed</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/382945277717401601">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What do ya&#39;ll think about this jacket? or <a href="http://t.co/4K8vzC35T1">http://t.co/4K8vzC35T1</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/382945053385428992">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Loving these <a href="https://twitter.com/Parrot">@parrot</a> headphones my agent <a href="https://twitter.com/5StarAthletes">@5starathletes</a> sent me <a href="http://t.co/saJjvNdxAl">http://t.co/saJjvNdxAl</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/382942937748733953">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dolphins update: Cameron Wake practices <a href="http://t.co/UucPyZ3TNS">http://t.co/UucPyZ3TNS</a>&quot;-Could Wake try to make it back for Monday&#39;s game?</p>&mdash; James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesWalkerNFL/statuses/382941795111301120">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good stuff. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett">@MikeTriplett</a>: Morning report: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have won 10 straight night home games, including playoffs: <a href="http://t.co/o17UTFNokV">http://t.co/o17UTFNokV</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/382941164908711937">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Schiano calls Freeman benching &quot;performance-based,&quot; and says Glennon is the starter moving forward <a href="http://t.co/rUlKs6Yx71">http://t.co/rUlKs6Yx71</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/382941817232039938">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DawgNation&amp;src=hash">#DawgNation</a> please lift up Paul Oliver&#39;s family&amp; friends. And take time to invest in another&#39;s life. Never know if u can be the difference</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/382939408762429440">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Swag!!! <a href="http://t.co/OZ78tkZhWu">pic.twitter.com/OZ78tkZhWu</a></p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/382937415104466944">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>In &#39;13, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> are No. 6 total O (404.3 ypg), No. 4 in total D (295.7 ypg) &amp; 33.3% in RZ (4 of 12)</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/382933572908093440">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Meanwhile, in &#39;09, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> were No. 1 in total O (438 ypg), No. 10 in total D (312.3 ypg) &amp; 62.5% in RZ (10 of 16)</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/382933886742695936">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That&#39;s if you want to compare 3-0 start <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> teams. &#39;13 is somewhere in the middle. Long way to go in the season.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/382934093857427457">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Former Chargers safety Paul Oliver died at age 29, too soon. RIP...</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/382933421846044672">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sad news. Spent time w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> in &#39;11. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ajcuga">@ajcuga</a>: Story on the passing of former <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UGA&amp;src=hash">#UGA</a> football player Paul Oliver. <a href="http://t.co/R8b0DpJDE5">http://t.co/R8b0DpJDE5</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/382930806131277825">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bucs benching Freeman for Mike Glennon. Falcons closing practice to the media. The Saints weren&#39;t this dysfunctional without a head coach.</p>&mdash; Cory Gunkel (@CoryGunkel) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryGunkel/statuses/382913591239655425">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Morris to Schiano. The Bucs may have to just trade for another established NFL HC since they dont seem to be very good at discovering them</p>&mdash; Ben Muth (@FO_wordofmuth) <a href="https://twitter.com/FO_wordofmuth/statuses/382917353333198848">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Active mornin great grind!!! <a href="http://t.co/Wr6B0cR6tA">http://t.co/Wr6B0cR6tA</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/382900740395921408">September 25, 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> Brees holds firm at No. 2 RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPN_NFLNation">@ESPN_NFLNation</a>: Dan Graziano&#39;s MVP Watch <a href="http://t.co/qxFMDB1HfI">http://t.co/qxFMDB1HfI</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/382900653133012994">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints TE Jimmy Graham named NFC Offensive Player of the Week <a href="http://t.co/0Ayf5YpaUN">http://t.co/0Ayf5YpaUN</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/382897551718240258">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tomorrow&#39;s victory is today&#39;s practice!</p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/382885542729220096">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pink cleats for next month. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TeamUA&amp;src=hash">#TeamUA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderArmour">@underarmour</a> <a href="http://t.co/hQLAntDKtt">http://t.co/hQLAntDKtt</a></p>&mdash; Nick Toon (@Nick2oon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nick2oon/statuses/382883191235026944">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Grind hard to shine bright... Off day?! Ha u can have it st. Clement of Rome school visit then off to film and a lil runnin <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leggo&amp;src=hash">#leggo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/382869574774820864">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Andrew Tiller signed to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Chargers&amp;src=hash">#Chargers</a> practice squad. Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66">@BigTill66</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TeamIgnition&amp;src=hash">#TeamIgnition</a></p>&mdash; Ignition APG (@IgnitionAPG) <a href="https://twitter.com/IgnitionAPG/statuses/382959187711787008">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It felt good to be back out there on the field! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blessed&amp;src=hash">#blessed</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Tiller (@BigTill66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTill66/statuses/382964816970645504">September 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' ' bout dem Saints?

Film study: Reviewing New Orleans Saints' offense - ESPN
After watching the tape, though, I understood why there was so much optimism about the run game in the postgame locker room. The Saints’ blockers were completely in sync on their final drive, when they ran five times for 49 yards. Sure, the Cardinals' defense was whipped by that point, but it was a good example for the Saints of how well the blocking scheme can work when they’re on point. Fullback Jed Collins and extra lineman Bryce Harris had some great lead blocks, among others.

Déjà vu? Payton’s message in ’13 remarkably similar to that of ‘09 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Sean Payton stood in front of a banner at the Saints’ indoor practice facility Monday and professed that all talk of records at this point and similarities to 2006 and 2009 is just "noise."

Saints can make Super Bowl run without strong running game
As the running game of the New Orleans Saints flounders, it is time to ask one thing. Can a team compete for a Super Bowl championship without a quality running game?

Black and Gold Today: Saints not looking past Miami - Video | NOLA.com
In today's episode of Black and Gold Today, host Rachel Whittaker and Saints beat writer Larry Holder look at the upcoming Miami game. Watch every weekday for your snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints.

SaintsWin: Opinion & Analysis: Set It Off
Through three games, the Saints' defensive line looks as deep and talented as exists in the NFL.

moosedenied " Blog Archive " Sixteen in the Clip and One in the Hole
Feelin' a little better this week? I sure as hell am.

Drew Brees' passing game vs. the Arizona Cardinals: Graphic | NOLA.com
A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees talks 3-0 start, Jimmy Graham's contract, running game woes and more | NOLA.com
Drew Brees touches on not feeling pressure in the pocket, Jimmy Graham, what's up with the running game

Saints might not face Josh Freeman next time they play Bucs: reports | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The next time the New Orleans Saints play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they may be facing rookie quarterback Mike Glennon. According to more t…

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, September 25
There will be no media availability today

Saints morning report: Prime-time players - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Over the past five years, the New Orleans Saints have never been more dangerous than when they’re playing at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Saints TE Jimmy Graham earns NFC offensive player of week honor | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, a game in which he broke a team record for touchdowns by a player at his position was good enoug…

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Week 4: Dolphins @ Saints on MNF

Saints RB Mark Ingram hopes to play Dolphins on Monday night: source | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
After missing the New Orleans Saints’ 31-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, running back Mark Ingram is hoping to return to action…

Quotes from Mike Wallace and Joe Philbin conference calls on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
“Coach Ryan is doing an excellent job. They are very multiple as you mentioned, sometimes it looks like a 3-4, sometimes it looks like a 4-3.  He has bear defense in there. He is doing an excellent job. One thing you see on the tape is they pursue well to the football, their defensive backs are playing well, their pass rush is very, very good, their two ends are playing excellent, and they cover guys down field and they tackle. It is kind of good ole’ fashion defense.  I don’t know if there is anything elaborate, but they are playing really well.”

In a zone: Dolphins have NFL’s hottest red-zone offense | www.palmbeachpost.com
Wipe away the image of Tony Sparano wildly celebrating another chip-shot field goal by Dan Carpenter.

Miami Dolphins QBs since passing on Drew Brees in 2006 - Sun Sentinel
Dolphins signed Daunte Culpepper over Brees

More work likely for Dolphins DE Dion Jordan - Miami Dolphins - MiamiHerald.com
With the recent success of young pass-rushing studs — think along the lines of Denver’s Von Miller and San Francisco’s Aldon Smith — the bar was set impossibly high when the Dolphins traded up to take Dion Jordan in April’s draft.

Can Dolphins fix run game vs. Saints? - Miami Dolphins Blog - ESPN
DAVIE, Fla. -- There are a lot of interesting matchups in Monday's battle of undefeated teams between the Miami Dolphins (3-0) and New Orleans Saints

QB Watch: Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill - ESPN
A weekly analysis of the Miami Dolphins' quarterback play. Rewind: Miami second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill improved to 3-0 as a starter this sea

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Tragic News

Former Charger Paul Oliver dies at 29 | ProFootballTalk
No cause of death was noted by the Chargers, but Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego reports that Oliver, who he called "a good dude," took his own life. Oliver’s family also released a statement, via Acee’s colleague .

Former Chargers DB Oliver dead at 29 - Yahoo Sports
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Oliver committed suicide. He was with the New Orleans Saints for a short time in 2011 before re-signing with the Chargers.

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What gives Jeff Duncan the right to be so damn judgmental!?

Von Miller is the Dunce of the Week: The Daily Duncan - Video | NOLA.com
Columnist Jeff Duncan tells us why the Broncos linebacker and the NFL should be ashamed of their actions.

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Around the League

Violence still an issue at Candlestick Park | ProFootballTalk
When the 49ers move from Candlestick Park to the Field of Jeans, the franchise surely hopes fans no longer will try to hit each other with candlesticks. Or any other weapons.

Cris Carter offers strong response to Roddy White about Aldon Smith controversy - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Cris Carter offers strong response to Roddy White about Aldon Smith controversy Cris Carter offers strong response to Roddy White about Aldon Smith controversy

Schiano: Glennon gives "best chance to win today" | ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano began his Wednesday press conference explaining the Josh Freeman benching by saying that on Monday, when he said Freeman was still the starter, Freeman still was. But after talking with General Manager Mark Dominik and ownership, it became clear a change was coming.

Freeman is available, but who’ll want him? | ProFootballTalk
With three separate reporters simultaneously reporting that the Buccaneers are open to trading quarterback Josh Freeman, the message is clear -- the Bucs want people to know that Freeman is available.A media-erected billboard isn't really necessary.

Colin Kaepernick favorites the haters on Twitter - NFL.com
Like any public figure, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick gets plenty of criticism on Twitter. But Kap seems to be using that criticism for motivation. At least, that's what we think he's doing.

2013 Player Health & Safety Report

Torrey Smith, Vonta Leach dismissive of Ray Lewis' criticism of Ravens' leadership - baltimoresun.com
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith doesn’t see the leadership void that retired linebacker Ray Lewis said exists now that he and safety Ed Reed are no longer on the team.

Favre making return to NFL? No, says his agent, Bus Cook, but he could if he chose to do so | al.com
Accepting an invitation to 'take a couple of kids' to play golf led Cook on his career path as a sports agent.

Union concerned about handling of Terrelle Pryor concussion | ProFootballTalk
On Monday night, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor suffered a concussion on a (legal) helmet-to-helmet hit while he was attempting to run the ball near the Denver goal line.

Los Angeles reminds NFL that it wants a team or two | ProFootballTalk
Whenever the NFL prepares to stage a game in London, plenty of chatter emerges regarding the possibility of a team moving there. With the first of two 2013 London games about to be played there, the folks in Los Angeles apparently hope to disrupt that talk. Via CBSLA.

Hugh Douglas Arrested For Assault, Claims He Was Having Rough Sex (Mugshot) | Kissing Suzy Kolber
He denies it was a assault and said the two were just having "rough sex" but it sounds more like this would fall under Mike Vicks definition of "Doggystyle" then yours or mine folks.

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Lagniappe

Saints Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon tickets on sale
The Saints Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon will take place on November 15 at noon at the Airport Hilton

New Orleans Saints and Rotolo’s Literacy Visit: St. Clement of Rome
Kevin Reddick, Cameron Jordan and Akiem Hicks visited St. Clement of Rome this morning to promote literacy

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Video

VIDEO 'NFL Fantasy Live': New Orleans QB Drew Brees provides Saints scouting report
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees explains why head coach Sean Payton makes such a big difference and gives some fantasy advice for Saints offensive weapons.

VIDEO Lance Moore's Football 4 Her Event
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore hosts a Football 4 Her event on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)