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Saints News, 1/7/14: Saints CB Keenan Lewis Says He Expects To Play At Seattle

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No surprise here that Lewis says he will play this Saturday in Seattle. If it had been up to him and not team doctors last Saturday night, he would have finished the game at Philly. The Saints weren't required to release a practice report today, so they gave no official word on how Lewis has done with the concussion protocols. Their first practice report will be tomorrow. All we know at this point is what Mike Triplett of ESPN.com is reporting, which is that Lewis was able to practice today to an unknown degree and he intends to play. This would be welcomed news to Saints fans who saw the Eagles' passing attack suddenly come to life and start posting points as soon as Lewis left the game last Saturday night. The drop-off between Lewis and the next man up is substantial. In other news, the Saints placed LB Parys Haralson on IR, waived safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, and promoted LB Rufus Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Keenan Lewis: &quot;I&#39;ll be there Saturday. I&#39;ll be ready to go.&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/420669290799312897">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> CB Keenan Lewis said he expects to play. Was able to participate in practice - but Saints didn&#39;t specify how much. First report Wed.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/420666603198365696">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints place Parys Haralson on IR, cut Isa Abdul-Quddus <a href="http://t.co/lQUa0rQY6O">http://t.co/lQUa0rQY6O</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/420666196506066944">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> placed LB Parys Haralson on IR with torn pectoral, released S Isa Abdul-Quddus. Activated LB Rufus Johnson from practice squad.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/420665706200309760">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> are trying to simulate the environment they&#39;ll face Saturday &amp; have put Seahawks logos on their practice fields.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/420663897570295808">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If they need help mimicking Seattle I&#39;ll be happy to wear a green shirt and berate Roman Harper</p>&mdash; Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/420664199623090176">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints painted Seahawks logos on the practice field in case Remi Ayodele decided to visit.</p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks/statuses/420662313188724736">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pete Carroll: Tuesday&#39;s practice big for Harvin&#39;s chances of playing <a href="http://t.co/kNfLiOp5u5">http://t.co/kNfLiOp5u5</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/420662486086348800">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just interviewed <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> for today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/PFTonNBCSN">@PFTonNBCSN</a>. Airing at 5:30 p.m. ET. He provides update on LB Parys Haralson and CB Keenan Lewis.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/420667768136925184">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees on running game: &quot;We&#39;re running it better now than we were then... [Eagles win] certainly helped us gain confidence there&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420660679914176513">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees on underdog status: &quot;We have high expectations regardless of what seed we are&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420660853214429184">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: &quot;We did make adjustments, but we were down 34-7 in the 3rd quarter. We had to go on 4th downs, had some errors getting lined up&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420661400801796096">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees on this offense: &quot;We are better this year in regards to ball security, top 5 in yards and points.. have made significant improvements&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420661952054956032">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>VIDEO: Carl says forecast for game time in Seattle will be miserable - gusty, rainy and cold. &#10;&#10;<a href="http://t.co/HX68QqfjFx">http://t.co/HX68QqfjFx</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/420661305066799104">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Excited to see Rufus Johnson, Saints 6th round pick, though. He may not be active for game. We&#39;ll see. He replaces Haralson, on IR</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/420661011038089216">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees on his December performance: &quot;Like I said, we gotta give a lot of credit to them... they forced us to be that way.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420660337201799169">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: &quot;You make plays, you score points, take enough of a lead... that&#39;s how you take a crowd out.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420660443867144193">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>At today&#39;s practice, Payton also had heroin junkies in flannel, tech nerds, guys tossing fish, and blasted Soundgarden to mimic Seattle</p>&mdash; BlackenedOut (@BlackenedOut) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlackenedOut/statuses/420660495482228736">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees said his interpretation of the Seahawks logos as putting yourself in the moment.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/420660195446886400">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton: &quot;Once you&#39;re in the postseason, you lean on your veterans, you learn about your younger players.&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420659490472464384">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Richard Sherman chuckled when told how the Saints painted Seahawks logos on the practice fields. He said team must want to mimic Seattle.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/420659356544151552">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on changing kickers: &quot;He&#39;s come in and kicked very well the other night... each hit was solid, pure and great to see&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420658902120665088">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on routine shakeup: &quot;This is an important game, mostly we&#39;ll just focus on getting to play a real good football team&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420658508531372032">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton had the Seahawks logo painted on the Saints practice fields &quot;trying to create the exact environment&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsSEA&amp;src=hash">#NOvsSEA</a> <a href="http://t.co/BPw75vFg3O">pic.twitter.com/BPw75vFg3O</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/420657464434900992">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on crowd noise in Seattle: &quot;The way the stadium is structured, the sound gets turned in&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420657421581701120">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on Rob Ryan: &quot;His passion for teaching has been a big part of why we are here right now&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420657100625178624">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Isa Abdul-Quddus was waived for Jordan Pugh</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/420656978390548480">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on signing Pugh: &quot;I dont know where he&#39;ll be this week, might be more of a special teams role&quot;</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/420656886019407872">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Richard Sherman said he doesn&#39;t feel like the Seahawks have a mental edge on the Saints because of the previous matchup.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/420652091539869696">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hey, <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a>! Not bad! (Thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@NOLAnews</a>!) <a href="http://t.co/Baxcz98VCr">pic.twitter.com/Baxcz98VCr</a></p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/statuses/420639946710343680">January 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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