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Saints News, 10/16/14: Mark Ingram Good To Go Against Lions

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Ingram put in a full practice yesterday but Payton declined to comment on how much of a role he would play vs. the Lions. Jimmy Graham did not practice and Payton refused to elaborate on his specific injury and the timetable for his return.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> says he feels ready for Sunday (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/q5PG7RKGGS">http://t.co/q5PG7RKGGS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDET?src=hash">#NOvsDET</a> <a href="http://t.co/YsEf8yCmJv">pic.twitter.com/YsEf8yCmJv</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/522519399945609216">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram back to 100 percent after thumb injury <a href="http://t.co/972Oc4kHLJ">http://t.co/972Oc4kHLJ</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/522509729394733056">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Khairi Fortt cleared waivers today</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/522509397939855360">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Love my <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllProDaughters?src=hash">#AllProDaughters</a> cheering on their <a href="https://twitter.com/AllProDad">@AllProDad</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whodat?src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whodad?src=hash">#whodad</a> <a href="http://t.co/aozK7GCCeI">pic.twitter.com/aozK7GCCeI</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/522508846770556928">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees on playing with Reggie Bush. Watch his full press conference here-&gt; <a href="http://t.co/VWp1nC2jy9">http://t.co/VWp1nC2jy9</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDET?src=hash">#NOvsDET</a>&#10;<a href="https://t.co/mGAkVtsrJf">https://t.co/mGAkVtsrJf</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/522508727958528000">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL&#39;s infectious disease consultants are telling team doctors and athletic trainers not to freak out about Ebola. <a href="http://t.co/4MqQRawY6B">http://t.co/4MqQRawY6B</a></p>&mdash; Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/522495340025368576">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Calvin Johnson did not practice today &amp; Reggie Bush was limited. Injury Report <a href="http://t.co/OAzEYCFkec">http://t.co/OAzEYCFkec</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDET?src=hash">#NOvsDET</a> <a href="http://t.co/MURZqYFDfC">pic.twitter.com/MURZqYFDfC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/522490860546826240">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>OMG Erik Lorig practiced today! He was breathing, too!</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/522487471960248320">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jimmy Graham did not practice today. Ingram was a full participant. Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/OAzEYCFkec">http://t.co/OAzEYCFkec</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsDET?src=hash">#NOvsDET</a> <a href="http://t.co/EEpQ9rHYKC">pic.twitter.com/EEpQ9rHYKC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/522486869523988480">October 15, 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> RB Mark Ingram (hand) was full participant. So were C Jonathan Goodwin (knee) and - for first time this year - FB Erik Lorig (ankle)</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/522484759617081344">October 15, 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> CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring), LB Ramon Humber (ankle) and LB Kyle Knox (ankle) also did not participate in team drills.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/522485030166466560">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Too early to predict whether there&#39;s any chance <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Graham could play vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lions?src=hash">#Lions</a>.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/522484522232057857">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees on Reggie Bush: Probably one of the best athletes I’ve ever seen play the game. He’s one of those guys you tell your kids about.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/522481041814986752">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Vaccaro said he asked Rob Ryan to keep him in one spot: &quot;Let me be a great safety instead of a good jack of all trades.&quot;</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@UnderhillAdv) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv/status/522479760060846080">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>For those wondering, Jahri Evans and I shook hands and shared two bro hugs. Lots of laughter about the whole incident with Evans and O line.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/522475695058870272">October 15, 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> RB Mark Ingram said he&#39;s full go, taking all the normal reps, running, catching passes, not being eased in or babied.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/522472138297843712">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: now is the time to make a run... Its the time we have to make a run</p>&mdash; Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanFazende/status/522464721082273794">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees on Joe Lombardi &quot;Joe was awesome. He was more than a coach for me. He was a mentor in a lot of ways&quot; not surprised by his rise</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/522465596139909120">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton wouldn&#39;t address Jimmy Graham injury even slightly. Shock of century?</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/522463230908989440">October 15, 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> Sean Payton declined to elaborate on release of LB Khairi Fortt. Said they decided it was in teams best interest.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/522462265132728320">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton : Lions front 4 can push the pocket and do a good job of making the QB uncomfortable</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/522461627770093568">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No updates on Jimmy Graham from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton. Said Mark Ingram is doing well but no specifics on his role Sunday.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/522461151452729344">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton : Lions defensive front is outstanding. Able to apply pressure with a 4 man front</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/522459787422756864">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Calvin Johnson still trying to get his ankle right &amp; pain free with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lions?src=hash">#Lions</a>. Won&#39;t play until he&#39;s at a high level: <a href="http://t.co/nIvq8QuB0K">http://t.co/nIvq8QuB0K</a></p>&mdash; Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikerothstein/status/522444258213900288">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Calvin Johnson says he won&#39;t play until he &quot;feels great&quot; <a href="http://t.co/D0OlqLDpQC">http://t.co/D0OlqLDpQC</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/522451956682747905">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Arredondo: If you are going to Detroit, take heavy coats. Good thing it is inside their dome. <a href="http://t.co/mXrAZrL1wZ">pic.twitter.com/mXrAZrL1wZ</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/522448692385562624">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints go into their game with the Lions with only 6 sacks on defense. Good news? Matthew Stafford has been sacked a league high 21 times.</p>&mdash; Sharief Ishaq (@ShariefIshaq) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShariefIshaq/status/522436722156511233">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/nflcommish">@nflcommish</a> I have evidence Vontaze Burfict had bounty on Panthers. Should be enough to suspend Marvin Lewis, no? <a href="http://t.co/Xx9hO7mKfh">pic.twitter.com/Xx9hO7mKfh</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/522438615755137024">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints Prepare for Lions

Mark Ingram good to go vs. Lions | ProFootballTalk
Saints running back Mark Ingram will return to the field Sunday after missing the last three games with a hand injury. Ingram was a full participant in practice today and will play Sunday against the Lions.

New Orleans Saints' O-Line vs. Detroit Lions' D-Line
The New Orleans Saints' offensive line will need to step up and execute on Sunday when they face the NFL's top defense in the Detroit Lions.

Where the Saints and Lions rank: Week 7 - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A look at where the New Orleans Saints (2-3) and Detroit Lions (4-2) rank in key statistical categories through six weeks of the NFL season.

Saints’ Jimmy Graham held out of team drills; Mark Ingram ‘full go’ - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Jimmy Graham held out of team drills, clouding Week 7 status; Mark Ingram set to return.

Power outage, Part 2: What if Jimmy Graham can't play? - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Ford Field could be missing an awful lot of star power Sunday if New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and Detroit Lions receiver

Mark Ingram, Erik Lorig return: New Orleans Saints injury report | NOLA.com
Tight end Jimmy Graham, who left the Tampa Bay game on Oct. 5 after suffering a neck injury, did not practice. Saints coach Sean Payton declined to comment on the extent of the injury, which reportedly could keep Graham out for at least two weeks.

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram back to 100 percent after thumb injury | NOLA.com
Saints will wait and see how to split carries on Sunday

Sean Payton, Drew Brees fondly recall RB Reggie Bush's years with New Orleans Saints | Black and Gold Today | NOLA.com
Your daily snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints

Rita Benson LeBlanc and Saints players visited the Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center on Oct. 14
By Connor Tarter

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions connections
Check out the connections between the Saints and the Lions before Sunday's game

New Orleans Saints announce signing of tight end Tom Crabtree
Tight end added to roster

New Orleans Saints' first injury report for Detroit Lions week
Jimmy Graham and Mark Ingram were among the New Orleans Saints players on Wednesday's injury report

John DeShazier: Lions defensive front a formidable four
Keeping Drew Brees protected will be key for Saints on Sunday

Sean Payton talks about facing the Detroit Lions
Quotes from Sean Payton's post-practice press conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Lions Prepare for Saints

Power outage, Part 1: What if Calvin Johnson can t play vs. Saints? - ESPN
Significant adjustments would need to be made by both teams if either Calvin Johnson or Jimmy Graham is held out of Sunday's game.

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says ankle still a problem, could miss Saints game | NOLA.com
Johnson missed the Lions' game last week against the Minnesota Vikings after originally spraining his ankle Oct. 5. He described the injury as "lingering."

After 7 years in New Orleans, Joe Lombardi trying to recreate Saints' offensive style in Detroit | NOLA.com
Joe Lombardi arrived in New Orleans on one of the lowest rungs of the NFL coaching ladder. He left seven years later to call his own plays as new offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions.

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, quarterback Matthew Stafford on facing the New Orleans Saints
Quotes from Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell and quarterback Matthew Stafford's conference calls with the New Orleans media on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

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Other Saints News

Saints position spotlight: Defensive line - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The last installment in a seven-part series looking at the New Orleans Saints' roster position-by-position through the Week 6 bye.

Saints searching for mojo on deep throw - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says New Orleans, which can't afford to be one-dimensional on offense, would be wise to throw deep to Marques Cols

New Orleans Saints' Benjamin Watson, Eli Manning and others film PSA against domestic violence, report says | NOLA.com
PSA will air beginning Oct. 23

Sean Payton says waiving rookie Khairi Fortt was in the Saints' best interest | NOLA.com
Fortt is now a free agent

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NFL News

Week Seven skill-position injury report — Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
The following is a list of the skill-position players in Thursday or Sunday games who appear on the Week Seven injury report. Key fantasy-football starters are bolded. Information is furnished by the NFL and clubs.

Kyle Van Noy, Leonard Hankerson among players returning to practice Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
With the regular season reaching its seventh week, players on reserve lists are able to resume practicing, per NFL rules. Upon the return to workouts, teams have 21 days to add the players back to the 53-man roster.

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Video

VIDEO: Drew Brees talks about Reggie Bush, Lions
Drew Brees holds his weekly press conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Mark Ingram: "I feel ready"
Mark Ingram previews Detroit Lions week with reporters on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Kenny Vaccaro: "We keep working to improve"
Kenny Vaccaro speaks with reporters on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)