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According to the Associate Press, the NFL said today that a wild-card matchup will be broadcast on ESPN in January. As with "Monday Night Football," the game will be simulcast on local channels in the teams' home markets. In the NFL's new TV deals that start with the 2014 season, NBC exchanged one of its wild-card matchups for one in the divisional round. It hasn't been determined yet whether NBC will show an AFC or NFC game in January.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mark Ingram, Zach Strief, Champ Bailey chat with Ernie Els (back facing, between Bailey, Strief). <a href="http://t.co/z1UlkHfAjE">pic.twitter.com/z1UlkHfAjE</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/458696087830667265">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> CB Champ Bailey chats with media before Zurich Classic celebrity event. Asked how much football he has left ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/458699545161912320">April 22, 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> Bailey: We&#39;ll see. I still got some now. That&#39;s all I&#39;m worried about.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/458699883868733440">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Shayne Graham just strolled to driving range as Ernie Els was chatting with Ingram, Strief, Bailey. I think Els can play guard in the NFL.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/458696488944558081">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Newest member of the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/champbailey">@champbailey</a> hitting the range before heading to the first hole <a href="http://t.co/QgVGN58s8C">pic.twitter.com/QgVGN58s8C</a></p>&mdash; Zurich Classic (@Zurich_Classic) <a href="https://twitter.com/Zurich_Classic/statuses/458692656114049024">April 22, 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> CB Champ Bailey warned some to look out on driving range at Zurich Classic. Good thing I moved because he would have just hit me.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/458692718785335296">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mark Ingram and Zach Strief also playing at the celebrity shootout at the Zurich Classic this afternoon.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/458693024013246464">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford has worked out privately for the Saints, Buccaneers, Patriots, Colts, Texans and Falcons, according to sources</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/458690636628365313">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Word on the street is Kenny Stills has a line of man thongs RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a>: Anybody know any cool new clothing brands that aren&#39;t expensive?</p>&mdash; Grandmaester Warg (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/458680264986996736">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Skidmarks™ pre-washed briefs by Matty Ice™ RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a>: Anybody know any cool new clothing brands that aren&#39;t expensive?</p>&mdash; Grandmaester Warg (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/458679919443443712">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clearly dude doesnt socialize with fellow NFL entrepreneurs RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a>: Anybody know any cool new clothing brands that aren&#39;t expensive?</p>&mdash; Grandmaester Warg (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/458678738386161664">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Highest paid 2014 NFL free agent, folks! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a>: Anybody know any cool new clothing brands that aren&#39;t expensive?</p>&mdash; Grandmaester Warg (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/458678021168586752">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>News on the <a href="https://twitter.com/Zurich_Classic">@Zurich_Classic</a>, NBA Playoffs and NFL Draft on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast <a href="http://t.co/nA3W8D1Ek9">http://t.co/nA3W8D1Ek9</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/458666734594326528">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Carl Nicks aiming for training camp:&#10;<a href="http://t.co/XAdMzRjfSH">http://t.co/XAdMzRjfSH</a></p>&mdash; Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatYazESPN/statuses/458655083233026048">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New &quot;Where Are They Now?&quot; feature: <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> checks in with former Saints QB Billy Kilmer <a href="http://t.co/oJy2qRSOZX">http://t.co/oJy2qRSOZX</a> <a href="http://t.co/W1OYXGV922">pic.twitter.com/W1OYXGV922</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/458653584469397504">April 22, 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> tackle Terron Armstead says teammate LB Junior Galette is &#39;hands down&#39; the best NFLer he&#39;s played against <a href="http://t.co/MfydR9WUol">http://t.co/MfydR9WUol</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/458614972340125697">April 22, 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> Fact of the Day <a href="http://t.co/ra74C0VZys">http://t.co/ra74C0VZys</a> <a href="http://t.co/UlbVnQDxjQ">pic.twitter.com/UlbVnQDxjQ</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/458611135730573313">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is a really solid post by <a href="https://twitter.com/askmetostay323">@askmetostay323</a> on Saints draft trends: <a href="http://t.co/FzBGWGMzlh">http://t.co/FzBGWGMzlh</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/458609817779978240">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A record 31 prospects will attend the NFL Draft this year. The list of players will be revealed tonight on NFL Network (6 pm CT)</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/458609382276997121">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; 2015 cap is even more loaded after Cam Jordan extension -- but investments are worth it <a href="http://t.co/B1QpQLyOsn">http://t.co/B1QpQLyOsn</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/458595640138670080">April 22, 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> WR Robert Meachem on how his prolific blocking helps his yards per catch climb, eagerness to mentor teammates <a href="http://t.co/OHmEeJVMLN">http://t.co/OHmEeJVMLN</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/458456424918839296">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy Birthday <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS">@KSTiLLS</a>! <a href="http://t.co/JGKdFAEvXe">http://t.co/JGKdFAEvXe</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/z0JrEGTmlj">pic.twitter.com/z0JrEGTmlj</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/458584068871839746">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Endless thx to <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> for making this moment possible, 1 year ago today. Retiring atop Machu Picchu: <a href="http://t.co/m1iPpLSfNh">pic.twitter.com/m1iPpLSfNh</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/458698815420104704">April 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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