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Saints Thursday Injury Report: Kenny Vaccaro Benching Report Inaccurate

The first injury report of the week is out, and Sean Payton announced several roster moves as well as dismissing bogus reports made this week.

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First for the roster moves. Joe Morgan was waived and WR Seantavius Jones was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. Waived FB Michael Zordich from the practice squad and signed FB Toben Opurum in his place. Also signed to the practice squad was WR Willie Snead.

Sean said the release of WR Joe Morgan was a team decision determined from a number of factors. He wouldn't elaborate any further.  He also called the report of Kenny Vaccaro being benched very inaccurate. Said Kenny will play a ton of snaps. Categorized the benching report as silly.

Sean also used the silly word to describe the Peter King report of him leaving at the end of the season.  " It's silly", and "No way" Said you should consider the source. Yeah coach appears to hate him some P. King.

Sean also gave a vote of confidence to kicker Shayne Graham. With a record of 18 of 20 fieldgoals, you don't judge him solely on the last performance.

New FB on twitter... 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thankful to be a part of the <a href="">@Saints</a> organization.. Lesson of patience and perseverance. <a href="">#ThankGod</a></p>&mdash; Toben Opurum (@TheKidToben) <a href="">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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New WR on twitter...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>God is Good! <a href="">#Blessed</a>&amp;Humbled</p>&mdash; Willie Snead IV (@Willie_Snead4G) <a href="">December 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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White Jerseys and Black Pants @ Chicago

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>White Jerseys, Black Pants RT <a href="">@Derrick_NOLA</a> <a href="">@Saints</a> which uniform is the team wearing Monday? I&#39;m packing my suitcase now for Chicago!</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="">December 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Go to about 9 minutes and 20 second in on the video to get to the interview.

New Orleans Saints' Thursday Injury Report:

Did Not Practice
Terron Armstead (Neck)
Junior Galette (Knee)

David Hawthorne (Hip)
Akiem Hicks (Ankle)

Chicago Bears' Thursday Injury Report: 

Did Not Practice
S Chris Conte (Back)
K Robbie Gould (Right Quad.)
T/G Michael Ola (Back)
LB Darryl Sharpton (Hamstring)

DT Jeremiah Ratliff (Knee)