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Saints News, 4/3/14: Saints To Look For New Return Man In The Draft?

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ESPN's Mike Triplett speculates that the Saints could go one of two routes in the draft in search of a new return man. They could target a top wide receiver that is capable of playing a dual role, or they could snag one of the top pure returners in the middle or later rounds. If they choose the first route, Triplett says three receivers could potentially fit the bill in Round 1: LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., USC's Marqise Lee and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Return man for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> in draft? A look at some of the top options <a href="http://t.co/RxlyY5cCqt">http://t.co/RxlyY5cCqt</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/451790962017071104">April 3, 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> offseason workouts scheduled to begin April 21: <a href="http://t.co/nMAbbtDrdC">http://t.co/nMAbbtDrdC</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/451814271316267008">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Teams can hold a total of 10 OTAs w/ no live contact. 7-on-7 and 7-on-9 is permitted by CBA rules.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/451811168663764994">April 3, 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> offseason workouts: May 27-29, June 3-5, June 16-19; Mandatory Minicamp: June 10-12</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/451811440760856576">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Never thought I would here some 1 say productivity going down when guys are rushing over 1000 yrds in a season. <a href="http://t.co/Q89Li1DocB">pic.twitter.com/Q89Li1DocB</a></p>&mdash; JAHRIEVANS (@J_7TRE_E) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_7TRE_E/statuses/451814593875435520">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1) Successful leaders practice daily:&#10;&#10;1)Pray for wisdom and discernment.&#10;2)Under-promise and over-perform, not the other way around.</p>&mdash; mark schlereth (@markschlereth) <a href="https://twitter.com/markschlereth/statuses/451783421811888128">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Who&#39;s responsible for this? RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ok__awesome">@ok__awesome</a> Who doesn&#39;t want a Saints hat in Falcons colors? <a href="http://t.co/ueJGhaFgy6">pic.twitter.com/ueJGhaFgy6</a></p>&mdash; AWD (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/451798651858198528">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Photos of new <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> safety Marcus Ball: <a href="http://t.co/kXHl78xXkt">http://t.co/kXHl78xXkt</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/TorontoArgos">@TorontoArgos</a> <a href="http://t.co/5wA4ZQNxn6">pic.twitter.com/5wA4ZQNxn6</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/451787920886603776">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Safety Marcus Ball talks about why he joined the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast <a href="http://t.co/GPIzmtC8Ne">http://t.co/GPIzmtC8Ne</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/451772306877321216">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/thespookyturtle">@thespookyturtle</a>: &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/redbull">@redbull</a>: Can the cops <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CatchKirby&amp;src=hash">#CatchKirby</a>? <a href="http://t.co/xKxCwBO4uL">http://t.co/xKxCwBO4uL</a> <a href="http://t.co/MTuJSJKC3X">pic.twitter.com/MTuJSJKC3X</a>&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a>" doubt it</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/451768971306352640">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Analyzing Mel Kiper&#39;s choices for the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> in his &#39;Grade A&#39; draft (requires Insider access) <a href="http://t.co/kYXVyk1Xyz">http://t.co/kYXVyk1Xyz</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/451755967818903554">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m positive ain&#39;t nobody puttin it work like us at <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23XPE&amp;src=hash">#XPE</a>!! We just got that wooorrrkkkkkkk!!! Beach at 530 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoAllDay&amp;src=hash">#GoAllDay</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/statuses/451748005121896448">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a>: Fans vote <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> as <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> player that would be the best WWE wrestler <a href="http://t.co/5oMON7LnmR">http://t.co/5oMON7LnmR</a> <a href="http://t.co/ewuzcTeF6W">pic.twitter.com/ewuzcTeF6W</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/451729526083432448">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Well done ... RT <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeReiss">@MikeReiss</a>: Film review on free-agent DE Will Smith, who visited the Patriots this week. <a href="http://t.co/FDhtFI8F4A">http://t.co/FDhtFI8F4A</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/451721603773390848">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> draft: Reports that Miami OT Seantrel Henderson &#39;quit&#39; pro day workout --&gt; <a href="http://t.co/hYAdfOuLDW">http://t.co/hYAdfOuLDW</a> <a href="http://t.co/RgM5DlzFkI">pic.twitter.com/RgM5DlzFkI</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/451819317928419328">April 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Return man for Saints in draft? - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The Saints could go one of two routes in the draft. They could target a top wide receiver that is capable of playing a dual role, or they could snag one of the top pure returners in the middle or later rounds. If they choose the first route, three receivers could potentially fit the bill in Round 1: LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., USC's Marqise Lee and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks. All three of those prospects would be worthy of the Saints' pick at No. 27 based on their receiving ability alone, since a big-play receiver ranks among New Orleans' top needs.

2014 NFL offseason workout schedule | ProFootballTalk
New Orleans Saints First Day: April 21. OTA Offseason Workouts: May 27-29, June 3-5, June 16-19. Mandatory Minicamp: June 10-12.

Saints offseason program scheduled to begin April 21 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Free agency may be the first activity of the next season for NFL teams, but it’s when offseason workouts and organized team activities start that the buildup really begins.

Saints 8 best draft picks by round | wwltv.com New Orleans
The Saints have had 46 drafts now and we at WWLTV.com wondered about their best picks of all time by round. An (un)scientific poll of 11, ranging from sports writers to life-long Saints fans, was taken.

Morning report: Super Bowl bid submitted - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
New Orleans organizers officially submitted their preliminary bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl, according to The Times-Picayune’s Jeff Duncan. Ne

Fans vote Jimmy Graham as New Orleans Saints player that would be the best WWE wrestler
WrestleMania XXX takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday

New Orleans Saints sign former CFL safety Marcus Ball - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints plucked another defensive back from the Canadian Football League on Wednesday, agreeing to a three-year contract with former To

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NFL News

Hochman: Football vs. baseball — it's past time to change pastime - The Denver Post
America, really, is the smuggiest smug of nations, for our things are superior to your things, even if your things are kind of cool, because our things are lathered in irrefutable American awesomeness.

Seven teams open offseason workouts on Monday | ProFootballTalk
Before 2011, all NFL teams would have opened their offseason workout programs by now. This year, no one has. On Monday, seven will. Teams with new coaches can get started on April 7. Accordingly, the Browns, Lions, Texans, Vikings, Buccaneers, Titans, and Redskins will.

RGIII says he’s still wearing No. 10 | ProFootballTalk
Among the questions that wide receiver DeSean Jackson faced during a Wednesday conference call formally introducing him as a member of the Redskins was one about what jersey number he'd be wearing in 2014. Jackson wore No.

Russell Wilson: I have a long way to go, but I can be the best ever | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson thinks he has a chance to be remembered as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. "Why can't I be the best quarterback to ever play the game one day?' Wilson told ESPN. "I'm not right now. I've got a long way to go.

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Video

VIDEO: Mickey Loomis talks about the potential new PAT
New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis talks with senior writer John DeShazier about the potential new PTA setup at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)