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“Anytime you’re in a good place and you’ve had success, which he’s had with us, it’s definitely painful to have the team say, ‘We don’t want you anymore,’” Loomis said, via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “But I’m not in the business of consulting players on the moves we make in management"...."When you trade him to another NFL team, which is all we can do, there’s a high likelihood you’re going to improve that team. And that may come back to bite you. That’s OK. I wish Darren nothing but the best. I know he’ll be successful, and we’ll be happy for that.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Touched on a number of topics with Loomis: Byrd, Strief, Sproles, Malcolm Jenkins <a href="http://t.co/3X1Rh1Scmx">http://t.co/3X1Rh1Scmx</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448164065505181696">March 24, 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> general manager Mickey Loomis views busy offseason a success <a href="http://t.co/G9wFuJJqwE">http://t.co/G9wFuJJqwE</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448162077362753536">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bye cold Michigan, back to sunny south fla!! ✈ ☀ </p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/448154998480703488">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mad cus I missed that Monday morning SHREDmill grind wit <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyVillani">@TonyVillani</a>. Trust I&#39;m making up for that!!!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/448145882576584704">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> and the after....Who Dat <a href="https://twitter.com/StBaldricks">@StBaldricks</a> <a href="http://t.co/WbRS3xbha2">pic.twitter.com/WbRS3xbha2</a></p>&mdash; Who Dat Social Club (@TheWhoDatSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWhoDatSC/statuses/448138284821000192">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@thomasmorstead</a> Thanks Thomas you are a good dude!! Here is the before....... Who Dat!!!&#39; <a href="http://t.co/abcJSX1P36">pic.twitter.com/abcJSX1P36</a></p>&mdash; Who Dat Social Club (@TheWhoDatSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheWhoDatSC/statuses/448130096063184897">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Always making a kid&#39;s day. That <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> is an inspirational role model. <a href="http://t.co/xRRyY25Htd">pic.twitter.com/xRRyY25Htd</a></p>&mdash; margiojuOleary (@margioju) <a href="https://twitter.com/margioju/statuses/448113042283589632">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kraft says NFL chose CBS for Thur because it&#39;s #1 watched network, willing to move! Big Bang Theory, expects ratings to double on CBS</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/448142032868229120">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lance Moore learned from Schefter <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a> were willing to part ways w/him, but he tells Sirius he&#39;s happy with things <a href="http://t.co/6oS1GBhfAC">http://t.co/6oS1GBhfAC</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/448160286092963840">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Top performance-based pay for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> from &#39;13-Corey White: $242,448, Kenny Stills: $194,844, Rafael Bush: $180,015, Akiem Hicks: $160,186</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448192743895207936">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#39;<a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41">@Harp41</a> is looking forward to playing with the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Panthers&amp;src=hash">#Panthers</a> beastly defense. &#10;&#10;VIDEO: <a href="http://t.co/IY8cJhyPkD">http://t.co/IY8cJhyPkD</a> <a href="http://t.co/izCCCDjEXF">pic.twitter.com/izCCCDjEXF</a></p>&mdash; Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Panthers/statuses/446309462903496704">March 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Report: Vince Wilfork cleaned out his locker, ripped nameplate down after asking for release <a href="http://t.co/UzcBrk4TqQ">http://t.co/UzcBrk4TqQ</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/448190230827638784">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m kinda hoping one of Drew Brees&#39; kids turns out to be a huge nerd, so Drew will have to go with him to a cosplay convention.</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/448183732873478144">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/AcmeOyster">@AcmeOyster</a>:We love this collage of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Thomas Morstead helping The Sunshine Kids <a href="http://t.co/a90ww4Rt7K">pic.twitter.com/a90ww4Rt7K</a>"&#10;&#10;Great group of kids <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/448167058824372224">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The NFL will not announce any of the opening weekend games during this week&#39;s owners meetings, per NFL spokesman.</p>&mdash; Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobDemovsky/statuses/448114690577940482">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PHOTOS: <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead">@ThomasMorstead</a> shaved his head for a good cause this past weekend -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/WjttVFOz4W">http://t.co/WjttVFOz4W</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/oHK7FuoIBT">pic.twitter.com/oHK7FuoIBT</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/448114123981586432">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If your feet hit the ground today your blessed... Have a great day.</p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/statuses/448110483829456896">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;When you&#39;re good at something, you&#39;ll tell everyone. When you&#39;re great at something, they&#39;ll tell you.&quot; - Walter Payton</p>&mdash; NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/statuses/448061705495396352">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton made the photo unlike last year MT <a href="https://twitter.com/CardsMarkD">@CardsMarkD</a>: NFL head coaches take group photo at Annual Meeting in Orlando <a href="http://t.co/AKGhvqGWdD">pic.twitter.com/AKGhvqGWdD</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448107197881655296">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL may expand to four London games in 2015 <a href="http://t.co/q5N6nwUW6j">http://t.co/q5N6nwUW6j</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/448098175727845376">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Owners meetings have cranked up in Orlando. Sean Payton and NFC coaches will speak Wednesday. AFC coaches Tuesday.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448087883204022272">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great morning workout in the app hope it don&#39;t be too cold we gon get it in regardless though</p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/statuses/448087815423655936">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mark Cuban: "I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion"&#10;&#10;<a href="http://t.co/UcSgvhjSDl">http://t.co/UcSgvhjSDl</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/448082034338979841">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>According to NFL Transactions: former <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jets&amp;src=hash">#Jets</a> QB Mark Sanchez failed his physical. <a href="https://twitter.com/foxsports910">@foxsports910</a></p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/448193796774187008">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Top performance-based pay for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> from &#39;13-Corey White: $242,448, Kenny Stills: $194,844, Rafael Bush: $180,015, Akiem Hicks: $160,186</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448192743895207936">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Other performance-based pay <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> totals: Josh Hill: $153,711, Charles Brown: $148,545, Jed Collins: $128,641, John Jenkins: $127,770</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/448193120241745920">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saw <a href="https://twitter.com/NoahMovie">@NoahMovie</a> the other night at Cinepolis. Opens 3/28. Very intense! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23thefloodiscoming&amp;src=hash">#thefloodiscoming</a> <a href="http://t.co/unqxZmzDku">pic.twitter.com/unqxZmzDku</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/448077686255001600">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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