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Saints Training Camp 2014 Updates and Day Seventeen Open Thread

Get up-to-the-minute info about all the action from day seventeen of Saints training camp at The Greenbriar in West Virginia, and chat live with other Saints fans through it all.

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The New Orleans Saints continue training camp at The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia with their seventeenth day of practice today.

The Saints will begin on-field workouts today from 8:50-11:40 a.m. EST followed by a walk thru from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EST.

All training camp workouts scheduled will be open to fans and media. However, all training camp practices are subject to short notice changes and adjustments based on weather and/or football operations decisions.

To help you stay up to date with all of today's action, below is a Twitter list widget Dave has  put together to help you follow along. It's comprised of all the necessary tweeps who cover training camp. It will update automatically. Tweets with photos will expand automatically.

This post is also intended to serve as an open thread for Saints fans to hang out and to chat live with other Saints fans during and after practice.

Rain and sunshine, rain and sunshine. I thought that was a Louisiana thing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good morning. Due to all the wet, the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> will practice here on the lower field at <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Greenbrier">@The_Greenbrier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/ZOq8mTcvGz">pic.twitter.com/ZOq8mTcvGz</a></p>&mdash; Sean Kelley (@SeanKelleyLive) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive/statuses/499174280761180160">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The sun is out, yet the rain continues to fall. Practicing on the artificial turf today with rain in the forecast.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499177022267359232">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Hawthorne's a no.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>David Hawthrone isn&#39;t in pads. Looks like a no go today.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499177241121923072">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Some MIAs.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No Kenny Stills once again. Nor Jahri Evans, Victor Butler.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499179080764641280">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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But things are looking up.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Drew Brees is wearing pads Tuesday. Obviously, that&#39;s huge. <a href="http://t.co/J54NMVhBfQ">pic.twitter.com/J54NMVhBfQ</a></p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/499179153695195137">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Grubbs is in pads. Not sure about workload quite yet. “<a href="https://twitter.com/TBob53">@TBob53</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder">@LarryHolder</a> what about Grubbs?”</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499179745100464128">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It appears <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> CB Champ Bailey is in pads and a helmet. He is in the walkthrough with the 1s.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/499181155414192129">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And The Champ is actually practicing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Champ Bailey fully participating, but the Saints are running at half speed, without hitting, so far. <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports">@wwltvsports</a> <a href="http://t.co/i7hKMn6ONm">pic.twitter.com/i7hKMn6ONm</a></p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/499190157883736064">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Drew is not practicing with the team but is getting some work in with the pads.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> in pads getting some work in on the side <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/HIB5wT0GbM">https://t.co/HIB5wT0GbM</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499190678233313280">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Now if Corey could only make the transition to game play.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Corey White sweet PBU on long pass, play-action on 3rd-and-1</p>&mdash; John DeShazier (@JohnDeShazier) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier/statuses/499191012674519040">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Jahri Evans sighting.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> G Jahri Evans not in pads but back on the sideline for the first time since being injured last week.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499191634807238657">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Coach the Motivator. #Asschewing

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> had another live short-yardage drill. Pads popping, energy seemed high after Payton was critical of flat practice yesterday.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499192058759118850">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Defense started strong with two run stuffs before offense appeared to move chains on third try. ... Backup offense fared even better.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499192379103272960">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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You mad bro?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees misses throw to Stills. Becomes visibly frustrated. Rips off chin strap</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@UnderhillAdv) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv/statuses/499194131609313280">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Ben catches one.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Griffin to Watson <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/puyy0eMPMT">https://t.co/puyy0eMPMT</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499195680767086593">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Bunkley doing well. Sorta.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brodrick Bunkley stuffs Khriy Robinson, but then misses on Pierre Thomas. Outside of the Pierre miss, Bunk has had a real good camp.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499195807053381633">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I noticed this Friday. SBJ is doing good at sticking with the receiver, but needs to learn when to look for the ball. Work in progress.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>SJB with good coverage, but Toon reels in deep pass. Recognition similar to big gain SjB gave up Friday vs. Rams</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@UnderhillAdv) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv/statuses/499196045860274177">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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There's Rufus.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On this play, Rufus Johnson crushed Derrick Strozier. <a href="http://t.co/HdBB26MP9E">pic.twitter.com/HdBB26MP9E</a></p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/499196528805044224">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Is it back problems for Jahri Evans?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jahri Evans just left practice. Walking up the big hill to the facility. Guess golf cart service is sporadic.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/499197851667529728">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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That's more like it SBJ!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And just as I type that, Jean-Baptiste starts next set of team with nice aggressive PBU against Toon</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499199619499581440">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Two solid plays by SJB in team drills. PBU on Toon and near INT on a McCown misfire.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499199913579020289">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Marcus Ball has looked like a great CFL league signing, but how many DBs can we carry?!?!?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Marcus Ball once again seeing significant reps with first team defense in team drills. Byrd has yet to take a team snap all camp.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499200294463762432">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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On the bubble, IMHO (Both)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Luke McCown throws over the middle, nice overhead snag Joe Morgan.</p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/499200352101859328">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Again, how many Safeties can Rob actually keep. If there is any PS poaching, this is the position I would expect it to happen with.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>S Vinnie Sunseri popped TE Nic Jacobs after a long pass catch and upended him. Sunseri playing more fast and physical in recent days ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499201095357714432">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Didn't I just say that.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Some teams teach DBs not to turn head but needs to read WR better “<a href="https://twitter.com/blkNgoldlowrida">@blkNgoldlowrida</a>: Seems like SJB is always in a good position but...</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@UnderhillAdv) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnderhillAdv/statuses/499201124940144640">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Good to have PT back at practice.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Griffin to Thomas and 23 holds on after <a href="https://twitter.com/vsunseri3">@vsunseri3</a> delivers a hit <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/ufdt3VjSuW">https://t.co/ufdt3VjSuW</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499201618219634689">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And the rain returns. Good practice for Tampa.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jimmy Graham with a nice two handed catch in the rain.</p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/499202837856129024">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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and then he drops one.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And, as it rains, a McCown pass to Jimmy Graham is dropped by the All-Pro TE for an incompletion.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/499203153972445184">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Could this be Corey White's year?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Another pass breakup by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> CB Corey White, this one on short dump from McCown to a crossing Colston. White stabbed it away.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/499202655009640448">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I want to see one just like that saying 2014 World Champions!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New addition to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> practice facility. It&#39;s not small. <a href="http://t.co/W6Ia5nLVkr">pic.twitter.com/W6Ia5nLVkr</a></p>&mdash; Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) <a href="https://twitter.com/garlandgillen/statuses/499202824840818688">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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If you're not a duck, buy an umbrella.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rain once again has hampered live updates.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499204148991373312">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s a sign of the times when your immediate thought upon the rain coming is PROTECT THE PHONE AT ALL COSTS</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/499203079666139136">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Muffled the sound. Coworkers told me I couldn&#39;t use it anymore! RT: <a href="https://twitter.com/gobear3">@gobear3</a> do you not have a life proof case at this point in your career?</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/499203868698619904">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Defense D-ing

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1st team defense had solid sequence in team drills. Haralson &quot;sacked&quot; McCown and White had PBU on McCown pass to Colston on same play.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499204614877892608">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cam Jordan also added a sack and the blitz of Vaccaro and Ball affected a third play, which could would have been a sack.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499204844981616642">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Logan Kilgore to Seantavious Jones.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kilgore hits Seantaviois Jones for a big gain on deep sideline</p>&mdash; Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanFazende/statuses/499204814061174785">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And that's a wrap on morning practice.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Practice looks to be wrapping up. Nick Faldo is giving dap to the players in the big huddle. Receives golf claps.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/499205621523427329">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Once again due to the rain, no Livestream interviews.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We won&#39;t be able to livestream post practice interviews due to rain. Will post the full videos later today</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499205861357928450">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I really miss those. Gives you a feel how the coaches feel about things. Players as well.