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Saints News, 8/11/14: Payton Not Happy With 'Sloppy' Monday Practice In Rain

"Overall I thought it was kinda sloppy. A lot of balls on the ground. Too much for my liking, or our liking," Payton said. "I thought the short-yardage period was the same way. It was just OK. So probably one of our more flat practices since we’ve been up here. The weather’s not that bad. We’re gonna play in weather like this ..." When asked after practice if the run drills were "live" -- meaning full contact -- Payton said, "It was live. ... It’s not a good sign when you have to ask if it was live." In other news, Drew Brees did not practice today but continued to do work on the side. Looks like we may not see him in the Titans preseason game.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton unhappy with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> sloppy practice in rain <a href="http://t.co/SMdr7oTi3a">http://t.co/SMdr7oTi3a</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/498894573733556225">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton talks about Monday&#39;s rain-filled practice (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/Tbx2bosid3">http://t.co/Tbx2bosid3</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/WG4m59rZdJ">pic.twitter.com/WG4m59rZdJ</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/498872731602268161">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks">@BrandinCooks</a> says he&#39;s comfortable playing in the rain from his days w/<a href="https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB">@OSUBeaversFB</a> (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/0lERWty0X0">http://t.co/0lERWty0X0</a> <a href="http://t.co/QpEtYDamTU">pic.twitter.com/QpEtYDamTU</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/498868888126627840">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Photos from today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> practice: <a href="http://t.co/G5qKfIeQFw">http://t.co/G5qKfIeQFw</a> <a href="http://t.co/k8GaYYUT9C">pic.twitter.com/k8GaYYUT9C</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/498920029015257088">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bellevue Police say they are investigating a claim Marshawn Lynch was involved assault &amp; personal property damage. Stress it&#39;s an allegation</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/498901166718455809">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have NFL&#39;s top-ranked offensive roster, according to Pro Football Focus (requires Insider access) <a href="http://t.co/YhlSZ2DkEE">http://t.co/YhlSZ2DkEE</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/498895742484762624">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had a great day at <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Training Camp today! Said hi to <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> and a bunch of other players. Who dat! <a href="http://t.co/RO6QliqIsq">pic.twitter.com/RO6QliqIsq</a></p>&mdash; Collin McAtee (@CPMcAtee) <a href="https://twitter.com/CPMcAtee/statuses/498891951157293056">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Payton didn&#39;t give specifics on injuries. But indicated CBs Champ Bailey, Patrick Robinson should be back sooner than later.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/498860584054452224">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Still not yet but doing everything else. No reason to rush yet. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/spheraty">@spheraty</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett">@MikeTriplett</a> is Byrd working team drills yet?</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/498860185503268865">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> !! <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/HpfY6dc5Pn">pic.twitter.com/HpfY6dc5Pn</a></p>&mdash; JoAnn Stacy Harris (@JoAnnSHarris) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoAnnSHarris/statuses/498858481831919616">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Luke McCown said no excuses for botched snaps. Said QBs, Cs spent extra time after practice. Said hopes it rains again tom. to keep working</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/498859624263852032">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat">@JMTheGreat</a> signing autographs in the rain after practice <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/HyKEMhinIn">https://t.co/HyKEMhinIn</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/498856415042088960">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy Keenan Lewis Day!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/KGLewis28">@KGLewis28</a> is our #28 w/28 days to go!&#10;That&#39;s just 4 Sundays from now...&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/VmAOmqf1O0">pic.twitter.com/VmAOmqf1O0</a></p>&mdash; Howard Thomas (@MisplacedWhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/MisplacedWhodat/statuses/498417283958857728">August 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton not pleased with today&#39;s practice &quot;too many balls on the ground&quot; and &quot;one of our most flat practices&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/498849435959717888">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Sean Payton unhappy with sloppy practice in rain - ESPN
"Overall I thought it was kinda sloppy. A lot of balls on the ground. Too much for my liking, or our liking," Payton said. "I thought the short-yardage period was the same way. It was just OK. So probably one of our more flat practices since we’ve been up here. The weather’s not that bad. We’re gonna play in weather like this ..."

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees still out, Pierre Thomas returns - ESPN
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Drew Brees remained sidelined by a strained oblique during Monday’s practice, increasing the odds that he will s

Pierre Thomas falling behind Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson | ProFootballTalk
In the competition for carries in New Orleans, Pierre Thomas is falling behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson. Thomas was the team's leading rusher last year, with 147 carries for 549 yards, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Ingram and Robinson have moved ahead of Thomas, who took a...

Champ Bailey will be back from injury 'sooner than later,' says Sean Payton | NOLA.com
"Champ's someone who's smart enough to know his body," Payton said.

Mickey Loomis: Saints take pride in 'finding guys that no one's heard about' | NOLA.com
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said there are always surprises in August when newcomers win over coaches in camp.

Showers dampen performance in practice | 5 things that stood out from New Orleans Saints' practice Monday | NOLA.com
Sean Payton deems Monday's practice one of the more flat sessions in training camp.

Saints Insider Report: Brees held out of practice again, several bigs return | wwltv.com New Orleans
Injured New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed his fifth day of practice on Sunday as the team returned to the field for its final few days of training camp at The Greenbrier.

Pierre Thomas returns; Brees, Bailey, Stills workout on side | wwltv.com New Orleans
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas returned to practice on a rainy Monday morning after missing Friday's win against the St. Louis Rams, and sitting out of practice Sunday.

Yellin: Few surprises in Saints win over Rams | wwltv.com New Orleans
Probably the most surprising part of the Saints 26-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Friday, is that much didn’t surprise me. The players who caught my eye during the 11 days of practices at The Greenbrier, did so again last night.

Saints still struggling to get it right at kicker | The Saints Nation

Which New NFL Speed Demon Will Do the Most?
Speed always has a place in the NFL and several new faces surfaced in preseason boasting it. Which ones could have big impacts in 2014?

Best Vine videos from New Orleans Saints Monday practice
Keep up with Monday's action

Michael Lewis to sign autographs at Saints Hall of Fame on Friday
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2014-15 Saintsation's Calendar release gala will take place tonight at the Royal Sonesta
Tickers are just $40 per person

5 Things I Want to See in "Living Color" for Saints vs. Titans
Who Dat Dish Staff Writer Barry Hirstius takes a quick look at the 5 things he wants to see in his return home to New Orleans, to watch Saints vs. Titans

Saints fans shouldn't be too cuckoo over Jimmy Graham, others when it comes to fantasy drafts | NOLA.com
Advice on whether to "buy," "sell" or "don't even think about it" on Saints players.

Analyzing the New Orleans Saints' defensive players, special teams after preseason opener | Scout's Take | NOLA.com
Tryunn Walker finishes with highest grade

Offensive personnel groupings vs. Rams: Saints stick with the usuals | Black and Gold

Twitter Q&A: Can Brandon Coleman make the team? | Black and Gold

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NFL News

Marshawn Lynch investigated after assault allegation | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is being investigated by police in Bellevue, Washington, after an "allegation of an assault and personal property damage," according to a statement from the Bellevue Police Department.

Patriots receiver Brian Tyms facing four-game suspension | ProFootballTalk
Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms made the most of his chance to play in the team's first preseason game, catching five passes for 119 yards and drawing a 34-yard pass interference penalty on another throw his way.

Buccaneers already benching linemen after bad start | ProFootballTalk
When a position group plays as poorly as the Buccaneers' offensive line did in the opener, you can count on someone getting offered up. So Jamon Meredith, come on down (to the second string).

NFL’s Preseason Live package works out the kinks | ProFootballTalk
When the 2014 preseason got rolling on Thursday night, a glitch arose.  Not at the games (unless the increased flags for illegal contact and defensive holding count as glitches), but through the NFL's Preseason Live streaming service.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton not pleased with Monday's practice
Sean Payton recaps practice on Monday, August 11, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Play of the Day: Brandin Cooks races down field
Ryan Griffin connects with Brandin Cooks on a screen and the Saints rookie WR showcases his speed down the field. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Luke McCown: "no excuses for botched snaps"
Luke McCown recaps practice on Monday, August 11, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Highlights from Monday's Saints practice
Highlights from New Orleans Saints training camp presented by Verizon on Monday, August 11, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)