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Saints News, 7/7/14: Saints Begin Move To West Virginia For Training Camp

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In April, The Greenbrier began construction on three fields (two grass, one FieldTurf) and an adjoining 55,000 square-foot building that will house the team's meeting rooms, locker rooms, coaches' offices, training rooms, medical facilities, dining room and weight room. The Greenbrier had been actively pursuing the Washington Redskins' training camp for years. But when Saints coach Sean Payton caddied for PGA Tour pro and friend Ryan Palmer in last year's Greenbrier Classic, the wheels were instead set in motion for another team.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The turf field is halfway done for the 2014 <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> training camp at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheGreenbrier?src=hash">#TheGreenbrier</a>! RT if you&#39;ll be joining us! <a href="http://t.co/cYOo1eVY8x">pic.twitter.com/cYOo1eVY8x</a></p>&mdash; The Greenbrier (@The_Greenbrier) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Greenbrier/statuses/486200318779490304">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Judge Brody has approved the motion for preliminary approval of the settlement in the concussion case. Big step for the NFL and players.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/486243152441778176">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That workout with <a href="https://twitter.com/Realrclark25">@Realrclark25</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BossWard43">@BossWard43</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BMeriweather31">@BMeriweather31</a> was a beast!!!</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/486232169941966848">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Watching Stephen A. Smith Preach on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JoshGordon?src=hash">#JoshGordon</a> Is Priceless....</p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/486210239172456448">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tony Gonzalez weighs in on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Graham: &#39;Discrimination&#39; against tight ends when it comes to their contracts <a href="http://t.co/yQjIvyq3Os">http://t.co/yQjIvyq3Os</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/486209157226168320">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Today&#39;s Best of <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> interview from last season: <a href="https://twitter.com/WendellPierce">@WendellPierce</a> <a href="http://t.co/DEGqmcpYK7">http://t.co/DEGqmcpYK7</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/UjJNYrNtLS">pic.twitter.com/UjJNYrNtLS</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/486203612461150209">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kristian: Saints hold the leverage over Graham <a href="http://t.co/ySRQEGHWl6">http://t.co/ySRQEGHWl6</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/486185104507944960">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>9 Years in and still going strong! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OKE?src=hash">#OKE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HeartAndHustle?src=hash">#HeartAndHustle</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LionBlood?src=hash">#LionBlood</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/selfdiscipline">@selfdiscipline</a> <a href="http://t.co/hGHKCRke9b">http://t.co/hGHKCRke9b</a></p>&mdash; Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieBush/statuses/486182656917635072">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Is Jonah Hill on espn right now discussing Lebron?</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/486179104434442240">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ESPN, maybe you should just have a crawl going that says, &quot;We assure you, this guy is NOT Jonah Hill, so stop asking.&quot; Just saying.</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/486180250586722304">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Watching <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> in &quot;A Football Life&quot; for last jolt of inspiration before race. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoWhiteFlags?src=hash">#NoWhiteFlags</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GleasonIronman?src=hash">#GleasonIronman</a> <a href="http://t.co/cbWr8VAGGl">pic.twitter.com/cbWr8VAGGl</a></p>&mdash; GleasonIronman (@GleasonIronman) <a href="https://twitter.com/GleasonIronman/statuses/483021224147030016">June 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/Saintsations">@Saintsations</a> for sending my Jr Saintsations signed posters and cards. They can&#39;t wait to dance this season! <a href="http://t.co/5yr5aZtUTP">pic.twitter.com/5yr5aZtUTP</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/486147076749684736">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saintsation spotlight: Bailey (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/48zHVq1uUM">http://t.co/48zHVq1uUM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/cB9EUi39oo">pic.twitter.com/cB9EUi39oo</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/486134972244168705">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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NFL News

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Video

VIDEO: Inside The Greenbrier: Culinary challenge
Another one of our videos taking you inside The Greenbrier, where the New Orleans Saints will hold the first three weeks of their training camp.