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Saints News, 10/7/14: Saints Work Out Free Agent Linebacker Paul Hazel

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The Advocate reports: "Undrafted out of Western Michigan, Hazel spent 13 games with the Cleveland Browns in 2013. He had one solo tackle and assisted on three others. Hazel also spent time with Jacksonville before joining Cleveland, and he had a spell in Houston for a bit after his stint with the Browns. However, he failed to latch on with either Jacksonville or Houston. The Saints hosted Hazel after linebacker Ramon Humber hurt his ankle in the first half of New Orleans’ 37-31 victory at home against Tampa Bay." Not mentioned in this article is that the Saints already had an open roster spot after they placed Jairus Byrd on I.R. Humber may not be out very long. Too early to know right now as Payton probably won't give a team injury update until next Wednesday. Another report says the Saints also worked out TE Kellen Davis.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I love his nuts. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell">@Kat_Terrell</a>: New Orleans Saints try out linebacker Paul Hazel, according to a league source</p>&mdash; Roger&#39;s Own Petard (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/519544554190831616">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In the wake of Jimmy Graham injuring his shoulder, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> worked out TE Kellen Davis, per a league source.</p>&mdash; Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rand_Getlin/status/519568166809128960">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That didn&#39;t take long. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Bengals">@Bengals</a>: NEWS: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bengals?src=hash">#Bengals</a> place LB Sean Porter on IR&#10;&#10;-Acquired LB Khairi Fortt on waivers</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519583590837796865">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Who Dat Nation, don&#39;t miss out on a fun night at the Black &amp; Gold Bowl this Sunday!! Limited tickets still available <a href="http://t.co/XTg2DdUXnp">http://t.co/XTg2DdUXnp</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/519576582461997056">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steve: Saints got 99 problems but offense ain&#39;t one <a href="http://t.co/6stl9J6s1S">http://t.co/6stl9J6s1S</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/519578536231723008">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lagging behind on Saints-Bucs film study, but here&#39;s a nugget: Gerald McCoy blew by Jahri Evans almost untouched on plays in quarters 1,2,4</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519567522396258304">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;ve never seen that before from Jahri Evans. I know McCoy is great, but Evans looked very rough.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519567724930801664">October 7, 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> only up one spot in ESPN Power Rankings: Week 6 <a href="http://t.co/dOqadtILRj">http://t.co/dOqadtILRj</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519563320878047232">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The latest on the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/PelicansNBA">@PelicansNBA</a> on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@blackbluereport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/H0tj3FEiyu">http://t.co/H0tj3FEiyu</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOLA?src=hash">#NOLA</a> <a href="http://t.co/c4s0LAsxbz">pic.twitter.com/c4s0LAsxbz</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/519559304253157376">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Belichick too RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn">@Edwerderespn</a>: Think Payton did this before..RT..<a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@ESPNNFL</a>: Sparano buried football after 0-4 start. <a href="http://t.co/3pcpfCj0GB">pic.twitter.com/3pcpfCj0GB</a>"</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/519559050048987136">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> S <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4">@KennyVaccaro4</a> credits health, new role for strong game. Also reveals new info about last year’s injury. <a href="http://t.co/hMPLf5QRM7">http://t.co/hMPLf5QRM7</a></p>&mdash; Lyons Yellin (@LyonsYellin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin/status/519544088304300032">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Where <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> QB Drew Brees ranks among NFL&#39;s deep-ball throwers <a href="http://t.co/kQ7msOrQAJ">http://t.co/kQ7msOrQAJ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519536295278686209">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> thanks bruh</p>&mdash; Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChaseDaniel/status/519535414256746496">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More interesting data on deep balls from ESPN Stats and Info. In 2011, Brees was 3-9 on throws that traveled 38 yds or more. in &#39;09 4-15.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519525256776925185">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>All being said, no question <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have a glaring issue getting ball downfield to WRs. But it&#39;s a # of factors, Brees&#39; own rhythm included</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519527541900836864">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bigger problem with Brees/<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> is downfield throws in general have disappeared to WRs from all distances ...But not simply &#39;arm strength&#39;</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519518096995143680">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nick Foles is 1-of-12 on balls that traveled 38 yards in the air or more. ... The most: Cousins 4-of-7, Stafford 4-8, Romo 3-6, Hoyer 3-7.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519517804559888384">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I agree Brees has looked rusty on deep throws. Hes been better in past. But that&#39;s not black&amp;white &quot;arm strength.&quot; They&#39;re tough throws. ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/519517029775462400">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everyone wants to talk about Brees’ arm. I get it, but then I see him make throws like this. <a href="http://t.co/dr40URcGx7">pic.twitter.com/dr40URcGx7</a></p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@UnderhillAdv) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv/status/519512881940160512">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In memo to NFL owners, <a href="https://twitter.com/nflcommish">@nflcommish</a> lists questions to be addressed re: personal conduct policy. Listed 6th: Commish role in discipline?</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/519511092813643777">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>OPINION: Stop the silly talk, no conference compares to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SEC?src=hash">#SEC</a> - <a href="http://t.co/GtKLoUeWYs">http://t.co/GtKLoUeWYs</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/519508804644659201">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> will be on the <a href="https://twitter.com/RichEisenShow">@RichEisenShow</a> today (12-3p ET) available on <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLNow">@NFLNow</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/519503433389195264">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Via <a href="https://twitter.com/PFF">@PFF</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; Corey White surrendered a perfect 158.3 QB rating allowing four of five targets to be completed vs. Tampa Bay.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519486309610823681">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Can&#39;t believe the Saints have the #1 offense in the NFL. That is shocking</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/519476940936597504">October 7, 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> offensive rankings: 1 (yds per gm, 1st downs per gm, 2 (yards per play, rush yds. per attempt, sack per play, 3rd down efficiency)</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519474062511570944">October 7, 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> def. ranking: 25 (yds. per game), 29 (yds. per play), 26 (sack per play), 30 (pass yds. per play) 22 (3rd down efficiency).</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519474965582970880">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> rankings: 10 (pts scored), 28 (pts allowed), 32 (turnover margin), 32 (total takeaways)</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/519475497605300224">October 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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