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Saints News, 4/4/14: USC Wide Receiver Marqise Lee To Visit Saints

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USC’s Marqise Lee told the program Pro Football Talk Live he has visits set up with New Orleans and its NFC South rival, the Carolina Panthers. The Saints have the 27th overall pick of the upcoming draft, and the Panthers have the 28th. In other news you probably already know, the Saints signed veteran CB Champ Bailey earlier today. Read below for tweeted reactions from other Saints players over this signing.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yessir! ..welcome to the squad <a href="https://twitter.com/champbailey">@champbailey</a></p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/statuses/452169236170162176">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great to have another <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballUGA">@FootballUGA</a> dawg on the team! <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX">@NFLonFOX</a>: CB Champ Bailey has agreed to a 2-year deal with the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>.</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/452170010182840320">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Grew up watching the FHOF Champ Bailey now I have an great opportunity to play with him. Glad to have him part of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a></p>&mdash; Corey White (@CoreyWhiteJr3) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoreyWhiteJr3/statuses/452174179899424768">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We just signed one of my favorite corners of all time and I actually get my dream, that is to learn from him. Welcome Champ Bailey!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; A.J. Davis (@AwesomeJet20) <a href="https://twitter.com/AwesomeJet20/statuses/452179972384227328">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We got Champ Bailey!!!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Terron Armstead (@T_Armstead72) <a href="https://twitter.com/T_Armstead72/statuses/452178624838651905">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>K.Lewis on one side and. Champ Bailey on the other, Oh yeah WHODATnation it&#39;s down this Season! WE COMING! YOOO&#10;Bless!!</p>&mdash; Khiry Robinson (@_numberthreeRB) <a href="https://twitter.com/_numberthreeRB/statuses/452176237738225664">April 4, 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> players react to <a href="https://twitter.com/champbailey">@ChampBailey</a> joining the team <a href="http://t.co/4sm3oLUl2r">http://t.co/4sm3oLUl2r</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFLFreeAgency&amp;src=hash">#NFLFreeAgency</a> <a href="http://t.co/cRQu5Njh8q">pic.twitter.com/cRQu5Njh8q</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/452183576742608896">April 4, 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 Keenan Lewis chimes in on Instagram: It&#39;s going to be a honor to learn from one of the best, I would learn as much as possible.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/452186030553452544">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Updated story on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> agreeing to 2-year deal with CB Champ Bailey <a href="http://t.co/1O68h3RXp0">http://t.co/1O68h3RXp0</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/452186255359352832">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;ll have to see how <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> structure Bailey&#39;s deal. Should be able to fit it by letting Rafael Bush go. But could make another move.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/452184474315677696">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surprised it&#39;s that high RT <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter">@AdamSchefter</a>: Saints are giving former Broncos CB Champ Bailey a two-year deal with a max value of $7 million.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/452183522233815040">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No problem, it was fun!RT <a href="https://twitter.com/LaDerrion">@LaDerrion</a> Thank You For Coming To Our School Today</p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/452178468176814080">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PHOTOS: <a href="https://twitter.com/champbailey">@ChampBailey</a> <a href="http://t.co/qm0OeKL5Pp">http://t.co/qm0OeKL5Pp</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/50UyCVLVZ6">pic.twitter.com/50UyCVLVZ6</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/452176364049690624">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>THIS JUST IN: The Saints have agreed to a 2-year deal with former Broncos CB Champ Bailey.&#10;(via <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett">@MikeTriplett</a>) <a href="http://t.co/A9HTI9X5eF">pic.twitter.com/A9HTI9X5eF</a></p>&mdash; NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/statuses/452166729884385280">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Loomis: "We are excited to be able to add a future Hall of Fame player with the addition of Champ Bailey&quot; <a href="http://t.co/2p9pqGMxzS">http://t.co/2p9pqGMxzS</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/452173952061046784">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeKlis">@MikeKlis</a>: Champ Bailey will compete for a starting CB job with Saints. &quot;That&#39;s where we&#39;re starting,&quot; he said. &quot;That&#39;s all I wanted.&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/452173186340093952">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Champ Bailey agrees to terms on a 2-year deal with the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>: <a href="http://t.co/SuRj7WoHHS">http://t.co/SuRj7WoHHS</a> <a href="http://t.co/iX6fuoqF3t">pic.twitter.com/iX6fuoqF3t</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/452171911573684224">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>USC WR Marqise Lee will visit <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/mcGmetJSIn">http://t.co/mcGmetJSIn</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/452132700183199744">April 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints Sign Champ Bailey

New Orleans Saints players react to Champ Bailey joining the team
Champ Bailey agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on Friday

Champ Bailey signing with New Orleans Saints - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have added one of the NFL's all-time great cornerbacks to the roster, agreeing to a two-year contract with veteran Champ Bailey, according to a league source. Terms have not been disclosed.

Champ Bailey Signs with Saints - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey signed a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints and adds stability to an impressive Saints secondary.

New Orleans Saints agree to terms with cornerback Champ Bailey on two-year deal | NOLA.com
Champ Bailey should battle for the team's No. 2 cornerback spot

Champ Bailey agrees to terms on a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints
Champ Bailey has earned 12 Pro Bowl appearances in his career

Champ Bailey signs 2 year contract with Saints | The Saints Nation

Saints sign Champ Bailey for two years | ProFootballTalk
The Saints must think Champ Bailey has a little something left. The veteran cornerback has agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

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USC’s Marqise Lee says he’ll visit Saints, rival Panthers | Black and Gold
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Tulane President Scott Cowen made the announcement Friday

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Titans releasing Chris Johnson | ProFootballTalk
Chris Johnson's six-season run with Tennessee is officially over. The Titans announced they will release Johnson, their star tailback, on Friday. Johnson, 28, rushed for 7,965 yards and 50 touchdowns in regular season play for Tennessee, which drafted him in Round One in 2008.

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As Jim Brown surveys the landscape of running backs in the modern NFL, he's not particularly impressed. Brown told the Northeast Ohio Media Group that the reason not many running backs are getting the ball 20 times a game -- as he did during his Hall of Fame career with the Browns -- is that ther...

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