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Saints News, 10/13/14: Jimmy Graham Expected to Miss 2-3 Games

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With the Saints on a bye yesterday, there's not much to report on the Who Dat front other than something most of you probably already know - Jimmy Graham is expected to miss 2-3 games with a shoulder sprain, according to multiple reports. Coach Payton said last week that the Saints will hold a "bonus" practice today, but I wouldn't expect Payton to answer questions about Graham. Pretty sure he's not required by the NFL to disclose injury news until Wednesday, and we all know he'll only speak about such things at times when the NFL requires it.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>God is amazing, he delivers!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Amen?src=hash">#Amen</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/521645421144584192">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> TE Jimmy Graham may miss time <a href="http://t.co/532CZ4um4r">http://t.co/532CZ4um4r</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/521642689276555265">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to miss the next two to three weeks due to a sprained shoulder - <a href="http://t.co/LaZ5Je6ytj">http://t.co/LaZ5Je6ytj</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/521639824462471168">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> you were every bit as friendly and fun as I&#39;d hoped! Loved meeting you tonight! &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/blackandgoldbowl?src=hash">#blackandgoldbowl</a> <a href="http://t.co/EE3ZRIKdOO">pic.twitter.com/EE3ZRIKdOO</a></p>&mdash; Louann Marchand (@loudat9) <a href="https://twitter.com/loudat9/status/521516447621996544">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Enjoyed the bye week, but now its time to put the cleats back on. Back to Work! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/AvyWbMKheK">http://t.co/AvyWbMKheK</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/521638166718337024">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Victor Cruz hospitalized overnight after horrific knee injury <a href="http://t.co/UBLbvuSAkw">http://t.co/UBLbvuSAkw</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/521601370487816192">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No talk necessary .... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoPhlyZone?src=hash">#NoPhlyZone</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eagles27?src=hash">#Eagles27</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FlyEaglesFly?src=hash">#FlyEaglesFly</a> <a href="http://t.co/YVHTCucKz0">pic.twitter.com/YVHTCucKz0</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/status/521510393504886784">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jets and Giants are shut out in consecutive weeks for the first time since . . . last year.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/521504221024514048">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Walking Dead was everything tonight! So glad it&#39;s back!!!</p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/status/521492905702465536">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had a great time <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas">@Pierre_Thomas</a> black and gold bowling event! Great to give back to Nola <a href="http://t.co/4TXdHMHSkh">pic.twitter.com/4TXdHMHSkh</a></p>&mdash; Justin Drescher (@jdrescher88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jdrescher88/status/521491582437302274">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hope V Cruz alright, prayers </p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/521488242252984321">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Prayers for <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamVic">@TeamVic</a></p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/status/521488115261644800">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Anytime there&#39;s a non-contact injury, with carts for the player, and sobs from the player, it&#39;s sobering and disheartening.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/521489157588541440">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>After experiencing tailgating a Cal football game for the first time it&#39;s time to get back to work… <a href="http://t.co/YRFzd1QuNv">http://t.co/YRFzd1QuNv</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/521464541792985088">October 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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