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Saints News, 519/14: Undrafted Brandon Coleman Embraces Opportunity With Saints

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"I’m just gonna play my game,” Coleman said during the Saints’ rookie minicamp this past weekend. “I don’t have any control over being drafted or not. But I did everything I could to prepare for it. And now it’s just, I’ve got an opportunity to play, and I’m gonna take advantage of that.” Mike Triplett says Coleman's big 6' 6" size really made him stand out last weekend in position drills. “He’s a big target,” Payton said. “With him, there’s just a handful of things were working on with regards to his transition. But he’s picked things up well, seems to be moving around well.” In other news, Brees' Saints contract forbids him from riding the motorcycle he just signed on to endorse.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Undrafted WR Brandon Coleman embraces opportunity with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> instead of dwelling on what didn&#39;t happen <a href="http://t.co/cinCOR8tI6">http://t.co/cinCOR8tI6</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/468479478474080256">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees stars in a commercial for a product that he can&#39;t use: <a href="http://t.co/slQQ686ZSc">http://t.co/slQQ686ZSc</a></p>&mdash; ThePostGame.com (@Post_Game) <a href="https://twitter.com/Post_Game/statuses/468477037015859201">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy 65th birthday to Archie Manning! Archie and <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> at a practice last season <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/Z4L7PM7Kyg">pic.twitter.com/Z4L7PM7Kyg</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468486334328623104">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saw Jerry Jones said in Atlanta that he doesn&#39;t think the NFLPA has to sign off on playoff expansion. I can tell you the union disagrees.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/468485982623641601">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The union&#39;s view on this is that added playoff games would constitute a change in working conditions, and thus must go thru them.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/468486763078373376">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> Thinking about ya friend <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoWhiteFlags&amp;src=hash">#NoWhiteFlags</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468477393812729857">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> contingent feels good about its chances to host Super Bowl 52 <a href="http://t.co/jkjmJKJssj">http://t.co/jkjmJKJssj</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SB52&amp;src=hash">#SB52</a> <a href="http://t.co/dVpfPjdNDi">pic.twitter.com/dVpfPjdNDi</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468472224165679104">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans will present their Super Bowl LII bid pitch second on Tuesday. Minneapolis is first, Indy is third.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/468471477403406337">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Minneapolis group said while they have commitments from owners for their votes for Super Bowl LII, you never know since it&#39;s a secret ballot</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/468472125062664193">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Minneapolis group said it doesn&#39;t feel entitled to win the bid because of new stadium. &quot;We&#39;ll have to earn it,&quot; Bagley said.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/468469336097976321">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The host city for Super Bowl 52 (2018) will be announced tomorrow. <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> has a preview from Atlanta (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/sng6XNJjx9">http://t.co/sng6XNJjx9</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468459455865036806">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I find that as a dad, fatigue is an equal opportunity employer ; ) <a href="http://t.co/0rfLZXPiuZ">pic.twitter.com/0rfLZXPiuZ</a></p>&mdash; Jabari Greer (@Jabari_Greer) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer/statuses/468452353126170624">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints sign 4 players who tried out at Rookie Camp <a href="http://t.co/Q3RDbbEN5c">http://t.co/Q3RDbbEN5c</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/468449356878995456">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Well, social media did it&#39;s job...&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RESPECT&amp;src=hash">#RESPECT</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a>&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/3vtM8OCgdb">pic.twitter.com/3vtM8OCgdb</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/468439524100829186">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Listen to today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> for a full recap of Saturday&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> rookie camp -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/T3S1bkKuGC">http://t.co/T3S1bkKuGC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468437917778444288">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Out here at saint HOF tourney and someone put a sand magnet in my ball! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gottagetbetter&amp;src=hash">#gottagetbetter</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/468431523189096448">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans Saints announce roster moves -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/9LhfPyGoqu">http://t.co/9LhfPyGoqu</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468430321147334657">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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