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Saints News, 9/26/13: Mark Ingram Denies He Asked For Trade

Said Ingram today in a video interview from the Saints locker room, “I don’t know who came up with that. I’ve never said that at all. I never asked for it. Don’t want it. Like I said, New Orleans is home. I love my teammates, love my coaches, love this organization. I’m very grateful to be part of this organization. It’s a class organization. Stuff comes from everywhere all of the time. People speculate things, assume things that may not be true. That’s OK. I know the truth and everybody in the organization knows the truth.” Ingram was one of seven Saints players who did not participate in practice today.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> RB Mark Ingram denies report that he could seek trade. Says it didn&#39;t come from him and insisted he&#39;s happy: <a href="http://t.co/ljNzyrRvXB">http://t.co/ljNzyrRvXB</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/383326395088134144">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Mark Ingram &quot;New Orleans is home for me&quot; (VIDEO): <a href="http://t.co/e4CZ7jRSIo">http://t.co/e4CZ7jRSIo</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/383315874049839104">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ingram said the report didn&#39;t come from him. Calls New Orleans home. Said his teammates, coaches know he works hard &amp; that&#39;s what matters.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/383325059080671232">September 26, 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> RB Mark Ingram denied the report of him seeking a trade. Said he loved New Orleans, his teammates and wanted to help team win.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/383324586776854530">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints DNP: DE Walker (knee), DT Bunkley (calf), RB Ingram (toe), DE Johnson (hamstring), S Harper (knee), WR Moore (hand), OG Lelito (calf)</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/383322758563647488">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints Limited: CB Greer (back), S Quddus (ankle), CB Carr (knee), OG Evans (hamstring) Everyone else was full.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/383322936964153344">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You won't get much done if you only work on the days you feel good!!</p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/383320231680020482">September 26, 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> running back Mark Ingram says he never asked for nor wants a trade | <a href="http://t.co/TldOcBoNrl">http://t.co/TldOcBoNrl</a> <a href="http://t.co/GO17ciFnBY">http://t.co/GO17ciFnBY</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/383318687005945856">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Drew Brees recognizes how well he plays on MNF. Feels he&#39;s risen to occasion not just because it&#39;s MNF but because the games are important.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/383307080511139840">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>See how you can win 2 tickets to Sunday&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/WWE">@WWE</a> event at the UNO Lakefront Arena by showing your <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> support: <a href="http://t.co/CNUzDgbAcE">http://t.co/CNUzDgbAcE</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/383295232860626945">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Monday’s game between 3-0 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> and 3-0 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Dolphins&amp;src=hash">#Dolphins</a> will mark first time in 15 years that teams 3-0 or better meet on Monday Night Football.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/383292234981847040">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The last time was October 5, 1998, when the 4-0 Minnesota Vikings defeated the 4-0 Green Bay Packers, 37-24 at Lambeau Field.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/383292268230111232">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No sense pretending.. cant believe i interviewed <a href="https://twitter.com/PearlJam">@PearlJam</a> on their forthcoming album, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23lightningbolt&amp;src=hash">#lightningbolt</a> Watch here: <a href="http://t.co/SLr8Jfk9Oi">http://t.co/SLr8Jfk9Oi</a>&#10;-SG</p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/statuses/383283417590550528">September 26, 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> players show tonight at 6-7pm at Hooters in Metairie on <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM">@WWLAMFM</a> with <a href="https://twitter.com/dekebigchief">@dekebigchief</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a></p>&mdash; Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) <a href="https://twitter.com/KristianGaric1/statuses/383271169543393280">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Film study: Reviewing <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> defense <a href="http://t.co/PHLtYXudkj">http://t.co/PHLtYXudkj</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/383269213533515776">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Getting better!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/383206695469449216">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Competitiveness is an acquired skill. One that is earned and learned daily, it is also what separates most. &#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Grind&amp;src=hash">#Grind</a></p>&mdash; Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) <a href="https://twitter.com/JedCollins45/statuses/383210437493272576">September 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Mark Ingram denies he asked for a trade | ProFootballTalk
Mark Ingram isn’t getting much work, but he’s not looking for a transfer. The Saints running back, echoing the comments of his coach earlier this week, denied that he was looking for a trade.

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One key player on the Black and Gold's roster is getting division-wide recognition this week, as Jimmy Graham was named the NFC player of the week.

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Saints rookie Tim Lelito faces pressures, pains of first NFL start | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
"I remember my first start ... and the mindset that goes with it," said Strief, who was inactive for his first seven games as a rookie in 2006 before being thrust into the lineup because of an injury. "Yet he walks into a game and tweaks a muscle in his leg immediately, but battles and battles and battles."

Film study: Reviewing Saints' defense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Here are some observations on the New Orleans Saints' defense (and special teams) after reviewing the tape of their 31-7 victory against the Arizona C

Mark Ingram hopes to return Monday night | 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…

NFLN says: 3-0 Super Bowl contenders? - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The Saints should definitely be considered as legitimate Super Bowl contenders, based on their offensive track record under coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. Not only did they win the Super Bowl in 2009, but their offense was even better in 2011, when they finished 13-3 and set the NFL record for yards gained in a season (7,474). I don't expect an exact repeat this year, but I think that's closer to the norm than last year's 7-9 season.

Meachem’s TD vs Arizona ends 1,000-minute drought | wwltv.com New Orleans
That’s the amount of time that had passed between his most recent touchdown reception as a Saint before notching a score against Arizona with 5:30 to play in the opening quarter.

From the Coach's Office: Saints-Cardinals Coaches Video Review
After Sunday's victory over the Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was asked about the defensive front they got and the effect it had on the lack of rushing attempts throughout the game.

Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2013: Drew Brees Is Tops, But Andrew Luck Is Rising
The modern day NFL has become a quarterback's league. And, with 28 out of 48 games through the first three weeks of the season having been decided by 7 points or less, these days, the old adage that if you don't have a quarterback, you don't have a chance, couldn't be more true.

Forecast: LSU, Saints fans taking winning for granted | wwltv.com New Orleans
In 2023 when LSU has just lost to Florida Box Making Institute and the Saints are quarterbacked by some failure we all hate you'll look back at football weekends like this one and wish you had savored them more.

3 Reasons the Saints will be undefeated by Week 7 - Whodatdish.com
Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against the Arizona Ca

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Week 4: Dolphins @ Saints

New Orleans Saints release Thursday injury report
Seven players didn't practice Thursday

Seven Saints players miss Thursday practice with injuries | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Seven New Orleans Saints missed practice Thursday afternoon as preparations for Monday’s game against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Be…

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore misses Thursday's practice session | NOLA.com
Mark Ingram, Tim Lelito also miss practice. Jahri Evans was limited.

Ryan Tannehill: 'I expect to be calm' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It’s exciting," Tannehill said. "I’ve never been a part of it obviously, so it’s something I’m looking forward to. It’s going to be a tough environment, especially a really deafening crowds in New Orleans. We’re going to have to be good, we’re going to have to be crisp with our communication, confident in what we do and just play our game."

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake practices on limited basis | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is practicing on a limited basis despite a left knee injury and hopes to play Monda…

Saints Nation: Blogging with the Enemy - Phins Phocus | September | 2013 Articles

Five things to know about the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, September 26
The Saints are back on the practice field today

Saints morning report: Mr. Monday Night - NFC South Blog - ESPN
We previously broke down the New Orleans Saints’ run of dominance at home in prime-time games (a 10-game win streak, including the playoffs). Bu

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Around the league

With two 40-yard TDs already, Panthers’ Ted Ginn Jr. has speed to burn | CharlotteObserver.com
Ted Ginn Jr. has added a big-play weapon to Carolina’s offense and is the only NFL offensive player so far this year with two touchdowns of 40 or more yards

History against Atlanta Falcons if they start 1-3 - ESPN
Based on the mood inside the locker room Wednesday, the Atlanta Falcons seemed rather relaxed for a 1-2 team. But they obviously have a sense of urgen

Bucs' players surprised by quarterback change
Tampa Bay players say they feel for Josh Freeman but add they back their new starter, Mike Glennon.

Josh Freeman wants trade from Tampa Bay Buccaneers - NFL.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman would like a trade to a place where he could play, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Is there a market for Freeman's services?

Local concussion lawsuits consolidated with master case | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Two concussion lawsuits recently filed against the NFL by former players with ties to the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas have been conso…

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Lagniappe

Scott Fujita leads charge in fight against childhood cancer - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Scott Fujita is leading the charge to fight against childhood cancer. The impetus for his drive comes from two children special children who have left an indelible impact on him. Scott Fujita leads charge in fight against childhood cancer

Jim Mora headlines speakers at Sept. 30 New Orleans Quarterback Club
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Mora, LSU Director of External Football Relations Charles Baglio, Tulane Assistant Director for Football Operations and Recruiting Doug Lichtenberger and John Ehret Head Football Coach Corey Lambert are the speakers for the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Monday, September 30 at noon at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse Street in New Orleans.

Bensons help dedicate ‘Field of Dreams’ at groundbreaking ceremony
Facility will be comprised of a community football field, Olympic-sized running track and 1,000-seat stands

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Video

VIDEO Mark Ingram: "New Orleans is home for me"
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram speaks after practice on Thursday, September 26, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Sean Payton: "Miami is a really talented group"
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, September 26, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO Drew Brees: "I love playing on Monday night"
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, September 26, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)