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Saints News, 3/31/14: Saints Aren't Pursuing DeSean Jackson

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The Saints are not among the teams pursuing receiver DeSean Jackson, according to ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. No surprise there. Werder reported that at least two unidentified teams are negotiating with Jackson and also mentioned via Twitter that the Saints, New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers are among the teams that are not pursuing the former Eagle.

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Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Re: <a href="https://twitter.com/DeseanJackson10">@DeseanJackson10</a>: We know Skins interested; expect Panthers, Raiders and Jets involvement. Have been told Saints, Packers, Pats are out</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/statuses/450678787852615681">March 31, 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> not pursuing DeSean Jackson <a href="http://t.co/Zqy2wr0lcE">http://t.co/Zqy2wr0lcE</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/450725860752912384">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ben Grubbs charity softball game at Zephyr Field moved from May 15 to May 21 because first week of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> OTAs pushed back to that week.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/450731012642050048">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How do you go in the store and tell them you putting 76 cents in for gas lmao</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/450721300978212864">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Never under estimate the competition</p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/statuses/450701083191832576">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baseball&#39;s Back!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OpeningDay&amp;src=hash">#OpeningDay</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/450700414497730560">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good stuff from ESPN&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/KCJoynerTFS">@KCJoynerTFS</a> (requires Insider access): Byrd signing is bigger than Revis deal <a href="http://t.co/UYqVaErsuG">http://t.co/UYqVaErsuG</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/450695308326866944">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Snapchat">@Snapchat</a> drawings of <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS">@KSTiLLS</a> sent to us by fans <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/dAbQx43Blm">pic.twitter.com/dAbQx43Blm</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/450689686193717248">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great time at <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dufnerclassic&amp;src=hash">#dufnerclassic</a>! Great dude and a great cause! <a href="http://t.co/UJp3zAYntt">pic.twitter.com/UJp3zAYntt</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/450687855183269889">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>DAY 1 w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/52businesses">@52businesses</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BobTheBus&amp;src=hash">#BobTheBus</a> &#10;Stay tuned for an exciting announcement later today! &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhatYouGiveWillGrow&amp;src=hash">#WhatYouGiveWillGrow</a> <a href="http://t.co/91k9OJ0eOH">pic.twitter.com/91k9OJ0eOH</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/450687516991959040">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everyone falls down. Only the best get back up...</p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/450673374235086848">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Report: DeSean Jackson&#39;s visiting the Redskins; Bills and Raiders are interested --&gt; <a href="http://t.co/PnUQYtgQNC">http://t.co/PnUQYtgQNC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/450667900463226880">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What NFL evaluators are saying about Johnny Manziel&#39;s Pro Day performance (via <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer">@AlbertBreer</a>): <a href="http://t.co/aL8aKNRabE">http://t.co/aL8aKNRabE</a> <a href="http://t.co/qaDFxJtRL5">pic.twitter.com/qaDFxJtRL5</a></p>&mdash; NFL (@nfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl/statuses/450664663756570624">March 31, 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> pluck Missouri&#39;s Kony Ealy at No. 27 overall | Larry Holder&#39;s NFL mock draft 3.0 <a href="http://t.co/4oer6ZMdYH">http://t.co/4oer6ZMdYH</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/450650955223031808">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Who Dat Day in Jackson, MS! May 3rd at <a href="https://twitter.com/MSChildsMuseum">@MSChildsMuseum</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BankPlus">@BankPlus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas">@Pierre_Thomas</a> <a href="http://t.co/wLbQkuFuBU">pic.twitter.com/wLbQkuFuBU</a></p>&mdash; iCAN Foundation (@iCAN_Foundation) <a href="https://twitter.com/iCAN_Foundation/statuses/450617954527240192">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Catching the end of A Few Good Men. I love this movie!</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/450486707226284032">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great day at the office...<a href="https://twitter.com/HBG_Stampede">@HBG_Stampede</a> 1-0 after a 71-54 win to open the season...on to Nashville next week <a href="http://t.co/mlk78rgWmu">pic.twitter.com/mlk78rgWmu</a></p>&mdash; Marques Colston (@MarquesColston) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarquesColston/statuses/450448377139175424">March 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

New Orleans Saints not pursuing DeSean Jackson - ESPN
There is no indication if the Saints ever showed any interest in Jackson. It never seemed likely, however. As I wrote when Jackson was first released by the Philadelphia Eagles, if there were serious character concerns with Jackson, then the Saints likely wouldn’t be interested. And if there weren’t serious character concerns, then Jackson’s price tag would likely be too high.

Rob Ryan: 'Sean Payton is the best coach I've ever coached for' - ESPN
Among Ryan’s most noteworthy comments, according to recaps from The Times-Picayune and The Advocate: "Sean Payton is the best coach I've ever coached for, and I've coached for Bill Belichik."

New Orleans Saints mailbag: Depth at receiver - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. – Thanks for all of your New Orleans Saints questions on Twitter this week. Send ‘em my way anytime @MikeTriplett:

2014 NFL Free Agency -- Why the Jairus Byrd signing is more impactful than the Darrelle Revis deal - ESPN
KC Joyner details why Jairus Byrd will have a bigger impact on the New Orleans defense than Darrelle Revis will with the New England Patriots.

Saints outline future succession plan - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
"The plan is structured for a smooth transition of ownership rights with the ultimate goal of little, if any, impact on the operations of the teams," Benson told the Picayune. "As both franchises are locked into long-term leases with the state (of Louisiana) there is absolutely no desire, threat or discussion related to the relocation of the teams."

New Orleans Saints' selection spots for May's NFL draft | NOLA.com
Saints holds seven picks in this year's NFL draft

Get to Know 2013 New Orleans Saintsation Maggie
Video bio, photos and Q&A with 2013 New Orleans Saintsation Maggie

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NFL News

DeSean Jackson won’t come cheap | ProFootballTalk
Jackson is seeking a deal that will pay him in the $9 million to $10 million a year range, a source tells Chris Russell of ESPN 980.

Jared Allen wasn’t going to retire, just wasn’t going to cash checks | ProFootballTalk
New Bears defensive end Jared Allen downplayed the notion that he might retire if he hadn't gotten the right deal. He just wasn't going to play for a bad team.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton talks about acquiring Jairus Byrd
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about safety Jairus Byrd at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Sean Payton explains the challenges of free agency
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about the challenges of free agency at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: What positions are the Saints looking to fill?
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about what positions the team are still looking to fill at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Sean Payton gives his thoughts on Johnny Manziel
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about his thoughts on Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Sean Payton: "Zach Strief had his best season"
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton talks about OT Zach Strief at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)