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Saints News, 7/31/14: Saints Setting The 'Tone' In Chippy Practice

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Two small scraps punctuated the Saints' practice session at the Greenbrier resort on Thursday, after defensive end Cam Jordan said there was a conscious effort to set a physical "tone" after an off day. Jordan was involved in one of the mini-scuffles, this one against rookie offensive tackle Tavon Rooks. The other tussle was between linebacker Curtis Lofton and running back Khiry Robinson. Drew Brees played peacemaker in that fight. In other news, be sure to check out the video interview between Mike Florio and Coach Payton. Interesting stuff including how Coach and his scouts don't plan to prepare for the Falcons by simply watching HBO's 'Hard Knocks.'

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