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Saints News, 6/16/14: All NFL Teams May Be Using Head Impact Sensors By 2015

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Kevin Guskiewicz, a University of North Carolina researcher who's a member of league and union safety committees, told USA TODAY Sports two companies are "fine-tuning" their head accelerometer devices based on researchers' feedback in anticipation of wider deployment this fall, with expansion to all 32 teams possible as soon as 2015.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A healthy <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> locker room is the key to on field success. It&#39;s the same way in life. Read my new blog: Cancer Free <a href="http://t.co/AYF62abZOJ">http://t.co/AYF62abZOJ</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/478621466733191168">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Why NFL teams don&#39;t pay RBs: Per <a href="https://twitter.com/PFF">@PFF</a>, Khiry Robinson forced more missed tackles on 76 regular-season snaps than Ray Rice did on 730.</p>&mdash; Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisWesseling/statuses/478590828567609344">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RIP Tony Gwynn...Sad</p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/statuses/478587054196928513">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gwynn had cancer and suspected (or more than suspected) that it was caused by chewing tobacco: <a href="http://t.co/NKKab288Bk">http://t.co/NKKab288Bk</a></p>&mdash; Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigleaguestew/statuses/478560621357584386">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Aaron Hernandez/Odin Lloyd trial is set to begin Oct. 6 in Fall River, MA. The night prior, the Patriots will host the Bengals on SNF.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/478584303031316480">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good luck Cleveland!&#10;&#10;Johnny Manziel Clowns with Money Stack, Can&#39;t &#10;Hear You over All This Paper <a href="http://t.co/JrPp3KsSDi">http://t.co/JrPp3KsSDi</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/BleacherReport">@bleacherreport</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/478581953273147392">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ten teams and counting calling about Brandon Flowers <a href="http://t.co/uB9PwIIYSc">http://t.co/uB9PwIIYSc</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/478574201956483072">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pierre Thomas thought <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> would release or trade him this year. He&#39;s glad he was wrong: <a href="http://t.co/q1KVEmfKeW">http://t.co/q1KVEmfKeW</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/478572584598925313">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>CBA system arbitrator Stephen Burbank will hear the Jimmy Graham grievance. The Penn law professor has heard several key <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> cases ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/478549758488092672">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Burbank also ruled in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> QB Drew Brees&#39; favor on franchise grievance in 2012 (saying he was a 2nd-time franchise player) ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/478550010762887168">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And Burbank ruled in NFL&#39;s favor, saying Goodell had authority to impose bounty sanctions against <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> in 2012.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/478550258017116160">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here is Aaron Hernandez in court as his attorneys argue to have the Odin Lloyd murder charge dropped <a href="http://t.co/y5cEtOaIaC">pic.twitter.com/y5cEtOaIaC</a></p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/478528980405211137">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How much will NFL&#39;s TV deals change after 2022, when the current broadcast contracts expire? <a href="http://t.co/mgLTItnx6I">http://t.co/mgLTItnx6I</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/478508663355613184">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54">@wherring54</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51">@JonVilma51</a> Make sure you watch your step bro! Lol! <a href="http://t.co/L7h6dE8AvG">pic.twitter.com/L7h6dE8AvG</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/478379882104111104">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54">@wherring54</a> Lmao I just wanted 7 games like last year.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/478386178266116096">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m beat but can&#39;t sleep when this funny shit is on!! Lol <a href="http://t.co/iy4tMXg1Sc">http://t.co/iy4tMXg1Sc</a></p>&mdash; Jeremy Shockey (@JeremyShockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeremyShockey/statuses/478385553541705728">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Have to be honest the Spurs just wanted it more its like no matter what they shot it went in had to be the highest shot percentage in finals</p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/statuses/478382131396501504">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/AUKB18">@AUKB18</a>: Team photo of the Heat hahahahhahaha <a href="http://t.co/0mFpBp9UvH">pic.twitter.com/0mFpBp9UvH</a>"" Man that&#39;s harsh! Funny, but harsh.</p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/478376104919461889">June 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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All NFL teams may be using head impact sensors by 2015 | wwltv.com New Orleans
Kevin Guskiewicz, a University of North Carolina researcher who's a member of league and union safety committees, told USA TODAY Sports two companies are "fine-tuning" their head accelerometer devices based on researchers' feedback in anticipation of wider deployment this fall, with expansion to all 32 teams possible as soon as 2015.

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