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Saints News, 11/6/14: Thomas, Robinson, Hawthorne, Strief Do Not Practice Wednesday

Jonathan Goodwin, Mark Ingram, and Kenny Stills were 'limited.' Jimmy Graham put in a 'full' practice.

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Saints News

New Orleans Saints post first injury report for San Francisco 49ers game
Pierre Thomas is on Wednesday's Injury Report

New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief misses practice on Wednesday |
New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief (chest) missed Wednesday's practice after he was injured against the Carolina Panthers last Thursday. Khiry Robinson (arm), Pierre Thomas (Ribs/Shoulder) and David Hawthorne (Hand) also missed practice   Jonathan Goodwin (knee/ankle), Mark Ingram (shoulder) and Kenny Stills (thigh) were limited.  Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was a full participant.   For the San Francisco 49ers, linebacker Dan Skuta (ankle), defensive end Justin Smith (non-injury related) and linebacker Patrick Willis (toe) did not practice. Cornerback Tramaine Brock (toe), running back Frank Gore (hip) wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (hamstring) and nose tackle Ian Williams (shin) were limited.

Saints' Robinson, Thomas, Strief miss practice; Ingram limited - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Saints running backs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas, offensive tackle Zach Strief and linebacker David Hawthorne remained absent from practice.

Saints linebacker Parys Haralson a 'happy man' one year after trade sent him to New Orleans |
49ers traded him to Saints last season for seventh round draft pick

Saints QB Drew Brees on TE Jimmy Graham: "He's the ultimate team guy"
During Wednesday's press conference, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees had nothing but good things to say about his tight end, Jimmy Graham.

Saints embracing timely 3-game 'dome' stand

Saints' Junior Galette named NFC Defensive Player of the Week - ESPN
New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week.

Saints know firsthand that 49ers will be 'desperate' - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Saints know they will get a hungry 49ers team this weekend.

Saints plan to be 'smart' with Mark Ingram's reps after 2 games as workhorse |
Ingram carried the football 54 times in four days last week, helping fuel victories against Green Bay and Carolina.

New Orleans Saints carrying 10 offensive linemen on roster as hedge against injuries |
The Saints have had eight offensive linemen on the 53-man roster for most of the year.

Forecast: Big difference in how LSU and Saints fans treat coaches
This weekend is going to be the biggest weekend of football in Louisiana in 2014 as LSU hosts Alabama while the New Orleans Saints host the San

At 4-4, Saints not ready to say 'swagger' back
"It's too early, man. I mean when you're 4-4 you can only have so much swag(ger)," said safety Kenny Vaccaro.

Saints Insider Report: injuries; roster moves; say what?
The New Orleans Saints offense is slightly dinged up at the moment so the team made a few roster moves.Harbaugh say what?

Sean Payton on his Belichick sleeves: ‘I don’t have a problem emulating him’ | Black and Gold

Drew Brees talks about Colin Kaepernick, 49ers
Drew Brees gives his midseason review

Sean Payton talks about facing the San Francisco 49ers
Quotes from Sean Payton's press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014


Niners News

Colin Kaepernick, Drew Brees Run Similar Offenses
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback said he admires his New Orleans counterpart, who believe it or not, runs a similar scheme for the Saints.

Frank Gore: 'We're going to the playoffs' - San Francisco 49ers Blog - ESPN
Frank Gore, the 49ers' workhorse running back who has become something of a forgotten man on offense lately, predicted the Niners' January plans.

San Francisco 49ers injury report: Patrick Willis sits out - ESPN
Patrick Willis, who has missed San Francisco 49ers' last two games with sprained toe on his left foot, sits out practice

Better Rivals podcast: The root of the 49ers troubles lies not with identity, but with a shifting skill set - Niners Nation
This week David and Oscar take a free-flowing, fireside chat, approach to explaining the root cause behind the 49ers mediocre offensive play. They explain why this team is at a crossroads and what path they need to take to have a chance at the playof

Frank Gore: "When you're watching the film, it's just not us. It's not us at all." - Inside the 49ers
SANTA CLARA -- This is the transcript of Frank Gore's Wednesday interview. Q: What do you make of the offense's recent struggles? GORE: We've got to do bet


NFL News

Reports: Goodell testifies for two hours on Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
The first leak has emerged from the Ray Rice appeal hearing.  Even though it's not much of a leak. Per multiple reports (which means that there's someone who's talking to multiple reporters), Commissioner Roger Goodell testified for two hours on Wednesday.

Peterson wants NFL to move quickly | ProFootballTalk
If there was any doubt that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to return to the field ASAP, there shouldn't be. Attorney Rusty Hardin, appearing on Wednesday's PFT Live, made it clear that Peterson hopes to be on the field playing for the Vikings when they return to action on November 16 ...

Seahawks claim Dobbs off waivers from 49ers | ProFootballTalk
With two games looming against their NFC West rivals and equally disappointing starts to the season, the Seahawks have plucked off waivers a guy who has spent the last three seasons in San Francisco.