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Saints News, 3/6/14: Report Says Saints Are Looking For Shopping Partners

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Adam Schefter is reporting that the Saints are considering moving Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore and Darren Sproles to other teams if they can find the right deals.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter">@AdamSchefter</a> stop</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/441681501596286976">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast is up! <a href="http://t.co/mABfkyYL2q">http://t.co/mABfkyYL2q</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pelicans&amp;src=hash">#Pelicans</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/441660663812067330">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/timmydoe">@timmydoe</a>: ☝️haha "<a href="https://twitter.com/iCAN_Foundation">@iCAN_Foundation</a>: Lettuce turnip the beet! <a href="http://t.co/9xGAochHGV">pic.twitter.com/9xGAochHGV</a>""</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/441655356154851328">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Salary cap rise to $133 million shows how new CBA is working, via <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer">@AlbertBreer</a>. <a href="http://t.co/bziIWAaf68">http://t.co/bziIWAaf68</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Bear Heiser (@BearHeiser) <a href="https://twitter.com/BearHeiser/statuses/441635525372305408">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Among NFL markets, online reaction to Michael Sam was most negative in Nashville <a href="http://t.co/fY2SGKHNmY">http://t.co/fY2SGKHNmY</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/441631123752624128">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Get to Know <a href="https://twitter.com/Saintsations">@Saintsations</a>&#39; <a href="https://twitter.com/BrookeMixon">@BrookeMixon</a> <a href="http://t.co/m1nnGlblMn">http://t.co/m1nnGlblMn</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/441622815368683520">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Experience tells you what to do; Confidence allows you to do it.</p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/441613640790077440">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What&#39;s that mean? RT <a href="https://twitter.com/AC_Slater24">@AC_Slater24</a>: Bout to be on my <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> shit from now on! Nothin else lol </p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/441607801014878209">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TBT&amp;src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> at Lambeau Field in 2006 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/U94UpjARRm">pic.twitter.com/U94UpjARRm</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/441605868195303424">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT if you want this badass Charger <a href="http://t.co/BDomWST0Wh">pic.twitter.com/BDomWST0Wh</a></p>&mdash; Really Nice Cars (@ReallyNiceCarss) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReallyNiceCarss/statuses/441495466992472065">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gotta get it today......even if it&#39;s raining! Hope everyone has a great day.</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/441578557392056320">March 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New photos of <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> on the <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a>-USO Tour: <a href="http://t.co/xMq73PmbHF">http://t.co/xMq73PmbHF</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/8rG27Vvyg6">pic.twitter.com/8rG27Vvyg6</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/441342242620321792">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Report: Saints "shopping" Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore, could be open to Sproles trade | ProFootballTalk
The Saints said goodbye to some longtime defensive players early in the offseason and there could be similar changes coming on the other side of the ball. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Saints are "shopping" running back Pierre Thomas and wide receiver Lance Moore to other teams.

Report: Saints shopping Thomas, Moore; open to dealing Sproles | wwltv.com New Orleans
Moore is scheduled to count $5.1 million against the cap. Thomas is owed $2.9 million, and Sproles is at $3.4 million. The Saints have about $3.5 million in cap space and are looking to re-sign tight end Jimmy Graham, who was recently put under the franchise tag.

The Free Agent Hot 100 | ProFootballTalk
1. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham. (franchise tag recipient) 2. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. 3. Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. (franchise tag recipient) 4. Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. 5. Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson. 6.

Taking a closer look at the Jimmy Graham offer sheet dilemma | ProFootballTalk
The looming franchise-tag fight between the NFL/Saints and the NFLPA/Jimmy Graham on the question of whether he's a tight end or a receiver (he reportedly was going to file a grievance "immediately," but he hasn't yet) quickly becomes moot if another team signs Graham to an offer sheet.

Losing Jimmy Graham seems highly unlikely for New Orleans Saints - ESPN
The speculation is mixed on whether another team will make a run at free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham since the New Orleans Saints used the non-exclus

Saints All Time Position Rankings

New Orleans Saints Fact of the Day: March 6, 2014
Junior Galette set a career high in tackles in 2013

The Saints Mount Rushmore Plus One Series: The defensive linemen | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
It took two sculptors, 14 years, hundreds of men and thousands of tons of dynamite deep in the heart of the Black Hills region of South Dak…

New Orleans Saints free agency outlook: tight end | NOLA.com
Saints priority is signing Jimmy Graham to a long-term contract instead of finding a free agent tight end

NFL1000 Guard Rankings: Ben Grubbs and Jahri Evans - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
NFL1000 Guard Rankings: Ben Grubbs and Jahri Evans

NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC South - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Drew Brees is 35 years old. To date, he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. But are his NFC South counterparts about to catch up to the New Orle

McShay Mock Draft 3.0 - NFL - ESPN
Todd McShay unveils his third mock draft for 2014.

Drew Brees vs. Cam Newton for next three years - ESPN
The most interesting question in our NFC South roundtable that posted Thursday morning was about which quarterback we would want for the next three ye

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Darren Sharper, WTF!?

New Orleans police insisted on extradition of Darren Sharper | ProFootballTalk
In New Orleans, allegations of rape hovered over former Saints (and Packers and Vikings) safety Darren Sharper for months. No charges were filed, prompting some to think the powers-that-be weren't inclined to pursue a potential he-said/she-said situation.

Darren Sharper probe: 2 women awoke from 'stupor' to Sharper having sex with them, warrant says | NOLA.com
Two women told police they each awoke "disoriented" from a "stupor" and believed former Saints star Darren Sharper was having sex with them in the early hours of Sept. 23, according to an application for an arrest warrant released Thursday. Each woman reported that Sharper was "completely nude on top of her," the document says.

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NFL News

Adrian Peterson: Vick would make Vikes a playoff team | ProFootballTalk
Michael Vick is looking for a new team and a chance at a starting job this offseason, which could lead to a conversation with the Vikings since they are in the market for a new starting quarterback. One member of the Vikings thinks that the two sides could make some beautiful music together.