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“I think a Darren Sproles only comes around once in your lifetime, in my career and in everybody’s career,” Brees said in Orlando at the NFL Players Association player rep meetings, via Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. “There may be another one 15, 20 years from now. But there’s not many guys like Darren Sproles. He’s a special player, he’s a special person, he’s a special teammate.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees tells <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo">@MikeGarafolo</a> the Darren Sproles trade was one of &#39;tougher&#39; things he&#39;s dealt with in NFL <a href="http://t.co/FqEHNaND6V">http://t.co/FqEHNaND6V</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/446017667292356608">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees sees 2014 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> as a new team with departure of familiar faces <a href="http://t.co/VwGGFG6e76">http://t.co/VwGGFG6e76</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/446015636519387136">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Joe Vitt on losing so many veterans this offseason &quot;Sean agonized over it, its never easy&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a></p>&mdash; Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeNabors/statuses/446022579749683200">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rob Ryan &amp; Joe Vitt on hand for the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gators&amp;src=hash">#gators</a> Pro Day today---catch our 1on1 with Vitt this Sat <a href="https://twitter.com/CoxSportsTV">@coxsportstv</a> where he talks free agency &amp; more</p>&mdash; Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeNabors/statuses/445720530386419712">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Joe Vitt tells me he has followed Jairus Byrd since he played high school ball in St Louis where Vitt worked with his Dad Gill w/ Rams</p>&mdash; Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeNabors/statuses/446020265571778561">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s official! &#10;&#10;RT to welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41">@Harp41</a> to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PantherNation&amp;src=hash">#PantherNation</a> <a href="http://t.co/KgmDy3M8VQ">pic.twitter.com/KgmDy3M8VQ</a></p>&mdash; Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Panthers/statuses/445996637207265280">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees disappointed to be without Darren Sproles <a href="http://t.co/bUlD6HSJRJ">http://t.co/bUlD6HSJRJ</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/446020752014606336">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>UPDATE: Colts owner Jim Irsay has checked into a health-care facility and is committed to undergoing necessary treatment for his issues.</p>&mdash; NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/statuses/446015689417957376">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Panthers announced QB Cam Newton will be out about four months after undergoing ankle surgery Wednesday.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/446011334040100864">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>When doctors operate on Cam Newton&#39;s ankle Wednesday, they will NOT be inserting a wide receiver.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/446012392577589249">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jimmy Graham flying: <a href="http://t.co/l5m4c4F18Y">http://t.co/l5m4c4F18Y</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/YouTube">@YouTube</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/446008500284424192">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Roman Harper&#39;s mind blown at not seeing Steve Smith with Panthers <a href="http://t.co/HBtTceJ9GY">http://t.co/HBtTceJ9GY</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/446007872905048064">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> is now trying to fine M.I.A. <a href="https://twitter.com/MIAuniverse">@MIAuniverse</a> another $15.5 million for her halftime-show middle finger: <a href="http://t.co/oBpL4RZ0wP">http://t.co/oBpL4RZ0wP</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/446007038783811585">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Strief&#39;s base salaries on new deal:&#10;2014 - $900K&#10;2015 - $2 mil&#10;2016 - $1 mil&#10;2017 - $1 mil&#10;2018 - $1.1 mil&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/446005690235367424">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jed Collins expected to meet with Lions on Wednesday <a href="http://t.co/aeCQ3wX54g">http://t.co/aeCQ3wX54g</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/446004842507812866">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bo Knows!! &quot;rt <a href="https://twitter.com/whitesox">@whitesox</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BoJackson">@BoJackson</a> addresses Chicago media prior to today&#39;s game. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SoxSpringTraining&amp;src=hash">#SoxSpringTraining</a> <a href="http://t.co/eruA4Qhc3S">pic.twitter.com/eruA4Qhc3S</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/446001707319709697">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It sure felt great getting better today, ain&#39;t nothing like it! You either gettin better or worst! Great thing about, it&#39;s ur choice!</p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/446000886288891904">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Roman Harper MT <a href="https://twitter.com/josephperson">@josephperson</a>: &quot;When I&#39;m healthy, I play at an extremely high level...know I can still do that until it&#39;s time for me to go&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/445995178797850625">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More Roman MT <a href="https://twitter.com/josephperson">@josephperson</a>: &quot;It&#39;s not time for me to go.&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/445995324352790529">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> odds to win Super Bowl have worsened via <a href="https://twitter.com/BovadaLV">@BovadaLV</a>. Were 18-1 on Feb. 3. Now 22-1. Eagles, Colts jump Saints, who hold 8th best odds</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/445993512233074689">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> receiver Joe Morgan might avoid DWI prosecution in Metairie <a href="http://t.co/efiIe7CRbp">http://t.co/efiIe7CRbp</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/445992150669336576">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Malcolm Jenkins is bringing his <a href="https://twitter.com/RockAveBowTies">@RockAveBowTies</a> business to Philly. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Eagles&amp;src=hash">#Eagles</a> <a href="http://t.co/TNketD4Pfd">http://t.co/TNketD4Pfd</a></p>&mdash; Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) <a href="https://twitter.com/EliotShorrParks/statuses/445981729996939264">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dont bet against people smarter than you! I unfortunately learned the hard way lol <a href="https://twitter.com/BellaMeaux">@BellaMeaux</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RockAveBowTies">@RockAveBowTies</a> <a href="http://t.co/twGnFU1AeR">http://t.co/twGnFU1AeR</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/445976398331916288">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Breaking Bad fans: <a href="https://twitter.com/RjMitte">@RjMitte</a> talks about being a <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> fan on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> <a href="http://t.co/HsHxJsKig2">http://t.co/HsHxJsKig2</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> <a href="http://t.co/pZrVxKPKGh">pic.twitter.com/pZrVxKPKGh</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/445973814443118592">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That feeling when you go to the wrong parking spot and think your car got stolen...</p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/statuses/445966291455995904">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> agree to terms with FB Erik Lorig on a 4-year contract <a href="http://t.co/SoktNFpoqz">http://t.co/SoktNFpoqz</a> <a href="http://t.co/0HxLjvqyXz">pic.twitter.com/0HxLjvqyXz</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/445960268477001730">March 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Brees says Sproles trade was among ‘tougher’ things he’s dealt with in NFL | Black and Gold
"I think a Darren Sproles only comes around once in your lifetime, in my career and in everybody’s career," Brees said in Orlando at the NFL Players Association player rep meetings, via Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. "There may be another one 15, 20 years from now. But there’s not many guys like Darren Sproles. He’s a special player, he’s a special person, he’s a special teammate."

Drew Brees disappointed to be without Darren Sproles | ProFootballTalk
"That was one of the tougher ones for me," Brees said, via Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. "I feel like that was my guy, that was my pick and I wanted that to last forever. But unfortunately, it didn’t last forever."

Drew Brees sees 2014 New Orleans Saints as a new team with departure of familiar faces | NOLA.com
Drew Brees says the loss of Darren Sproles is 'one of the tougher ones' to take

Saints sign ex-Bucs FB Lorig to four-year deal
TAMPA — Another one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ free agents has moved on to another team.

Free-agency review: New Orleans Saints - ESPN

Most significant signing: This one is obvious. The New Orleans Saints landed one of the top free agents on the market when they signed former Buffalo

Saints to sign new fullback Erik Lorig - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN

The New Orleans Saints announced they have agreed to a four-year contract with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Erik Lorig. Terms of the deal were

Saints agree to terms on four-year deal with free-agent FB Erik Lorig | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Erik Lorig, a free-agent fullback who recently visited the Saints after spending four seasons with Tampa Bay, has reached terms on a four-y…

RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" talks about being a fan of the New Orleans Saints
Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, who played Walter White Jr. on the show, is a Lafayette, La. native and a big fan of the New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints agree to terms with fullback Erik Lorig on four-year contract
He played his first four seasons with Tampa Bay

Fullback Jed Collins to visit Lions on Wednesday | The Detroit News
Former New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins will visit Lions headquarters in Allen Park on Wednesday, according to his agent Derrick Fox. This is Collins' first visit with a team since free agency began last Tuesday.

Saints sign Fullback Erik Lorig, does this mean the end for Jed Collins?

Where the Saints' roster stands after re-signing Zach Strief

New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan might avoid DWI prosecution in Metairie | NOLA.com
Joe Morgan, who turns 26 on Sunday, has been offered entry into a diversion program.

Morgan will try to complete diversion program after DWI charge | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Almost 10 months after being arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Metairie, Joe Morgan — a wide receiver for the Saints for the past t…

Saints sign fullback Erik Lorig away from Buccaneers | ProFootballTalk
In the process of remaking their backfield, the Saints went out and stole a player from a division rival. The team announced they had signed Buccaneers free agent fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal. Lorig didn't carry the ball last year, but he had 11 receptions for the Bucs.

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NFL News

Report: Jets privately apologize for negotiating tactics | ProFootballTalk
When the Chiefs chose to complain about the failure of agent Steve Weinberg to follow through on a verbal deal for receiver Emmanuel Sanders, several league insiders -- both from the team side and the agent side -- pointed out that NFL teams routinely engage in shady business dealings, too.

Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts owner, arrested on suspected DWI - ESPN
Colts owner Jim Irsay faces four felony counts after being arrested late Sunday night on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.