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Saints News, 8/13/14: Drew Brees Doubtful For Friday Game

From ESPN's Mike Triplett: "Drew Brees took yet another small step toward returning to action Wednesday when he participated in some individual passing drills with the quarterbacks and receivers for the first time. But it still seems extremely unlikely that the New Orleans Saints quarterback will play in Friday’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> QB Drew Brees does more in practice Wednesday but still seems doubtful for Friday; plus other injury updates <a href="http://t.co/BLst17FEnu">http://t.co/BLst17FEnu</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499610015410294784">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TD?src=hash">#TD</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett">@MikeTriplett</a>: I say he scored from my view <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin">@LyonsYellin</a>: Play is under review on 3rd down! Did Cadet score? <a href="https://t.co/81BkdHlTiZ">https://t.co/81BkdHlTiZ</a></p>&mdash; jonathan goodwin (@jgoody59) <a href="https://twitter.com/jgoody59/statuses/499635334356144128">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mike Smith desperately pleading with his troops to be more thuggish, complete with forced f-bomb, as they stare blankly, is just glorious.</p>&mdash; Ashy, Need Lotion (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/499637548789301248">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Stunning lack of &quot;OMG Gregg used to work for the Titans! And also, T-Rac!&quot; coverage this week.</p>&mdash; Ashy, Need Lotion (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/499634913717796865">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Challenge accepted by Saints QBs’ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NakedIceBucketChallenge?src=hash">#NakedIceBucketChallenge</a> <a href="http://t.co/qVMqdJBGuZ">http://t.co/qVMqdJBGuZ</a> &#10;I’ll donate $1 to <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> 4 every retweet up 2 $10K</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/499633492024893440">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My first <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> game was a dream come true. Can’t wait for FRI. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WHODAT?src=hash">#WHODAT</a>&#10;&#10;<a href="http://t.co/ejs7NOSxZ5">http://t.co/ejs7NOSxZ5</a> <a href="http://t.co/tFLToan9jA">pic.twitter.com/tFLToan9jA</a></p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/statuses/499630207100145664">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy Rafael Bush Day!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36">@rbush36</a> is our #25 with just 25 days to go!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/ERJmeDAFry">pic.twitter.com/ERJmeDAFry</a></p>&mdash; Howard Thomas (@MisplacedWhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/MisplacedWhodat/statuses/499614179805118464">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good thing they weren&#39;t playing the Ravens. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/WillBrinson">@WillBrinson</a>: Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce red zone - Saints telecast. <a href="http://t.co/CGsWjbetZx">pic.twitter.com/CGsWjbetZx</a></p>&mdash; Darin Gantt (@daringantt) <a href="https://twitter.com/daringantt/statuses/499612139381088256">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The aftermath of a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALSIceBucketChallenge?src=hash">#ALSIceBucketChallenge</a>/Saints QBs challenge for <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Staytuned?src=hash">#Staytuned</a> <a href="http://t.co/jQJcGASnD5">pic.twitter.com/jQJcGASnD5</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499604804235055104">August 13, 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> sign former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Giants?src=hash">#Giants</a> TE Travis Beckum to a 1-year deal, a league source confirmed to The Advocate: <a href="http://t.co/usGn4IYeMB">http://t.co/usGn4IYeMB</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/499598506848317441">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> we will miss you guys up here in VA! But can’t wait to see you and the D dominate this season. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gogettem?src=hash">#gogettem</a> <a href="http://t.co/GYUI70zTsw">pic.twitter.com/GYUI70zTsw</a></p>&mdash; Wayne Lewis (@DJAhmbe) <a href="https://twitter.com/DJAhmbe/statuses/499549889362014209">August 13, 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 said he has also accepted ice-bucket challenge and will do it today. He will wear clothes, however, unlike <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499586225796571136">August 13, 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> G Ben Grubbs chatted with media for first time since returning from injury. Said it was lower back issue that flared up. Feels good.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499585507660398592">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton said <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> are signed up to return to Greenbrier for next 2 years. But based on this experience, he&#39;d like to stay even longer</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499585696999690240">August 13, 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> excited to return home, but as Payton and players said, that adjustment from 62 degrees to 92 degrees will be a challenge.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499585821008474112">August 13, 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 explained that TE Richard Quinn retired earlier this week after he realized his heart&#39;s not in it anymore. Happens at times.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499586019050926082">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks to all the fans that came to final <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> practice at <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Greenbrier">@The_Greenbrier</a>! <a href="http://t.co/EZMi8sNsT9">pic.twitter.com/EZMi8sNsT9</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499585495618564097">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Post-practice work with the JUGS machine for <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4">@KennyVaccaro4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/S9ql8u8A8q">https://t.co/S9ql8u8A8q</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499583697902133249">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LOOK! &quot;Saints cornerback <a href="https://twitter.com/KGLewis28">@KGLewis28</a> (28) drills during the 14th day of training camp on yesterday..&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@NOLAnews</a> <a href="http://t.co/21eWlfC8mQ">pic.twitter.com/21eWlfC8mQ</a></p>&mdash; Zahkii Sports™ (@ZahkiiSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZahkiiSports/statuses/499578026838220800">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton said they haven&#39;t decided if Brees will play Friday vs Titans <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/499576560312401920">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees does more; seems doubtful for Friday - ESPN
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New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees does individual drills, but still limited at Wednesday's practice | NOLA.com
He has a strained oblique

Atlanta Falcons on Hard Knocks | Drew Brees mentioned in second episode | NOLA.com
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Competition brewing between Saints WR Brandin Cooks, DB Keenan Lewis | wwltv.com New Orleans
There’s nothing wrong with healthy competition between teammates. And after a brief footrace on Monday between two of the Saints’ fastest players, cornerback Keenan Lewis and wide receiver Brandin Cooks, some is definitely brewing.

Forecast: Why overreacting to Saints preseason games is fun | wwltv.com New Orleans
Preseason football is a lot like one of those weird paintings at a museum that sometimes when you look at it you aren’t quite sure what it is. Is it a boat? Is it a cat on a cloud?

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

Rookie NFL wide receivers roundly living up to the massive hype so far | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Rookie wide receivers have been quite the talk in several NFL training camps this summer. Here are some of the most impressive so far, including Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks and Kelvin Benjamin.

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Brees Is Back Practicing in Drills - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Brees Is Back Practicing in Drills and the Who Dat Nation rejoices

Tennessee Titans vs. New Orleans Saints: Five Players To Watch
The New Orleans Saints take on the Tennessee Titans on Friday, which is the 1st home game of 2014 preseason for the black & gold. I'm watching five players.

New Orleans Saints DT John Jenkins finally starting his Year 2 leap - ESPN
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Nose tackles don’t exactly pile up statistics. So the New Orleans Saints’ John Jenkins was quick to c

Getting healthy key for Saints' secondary - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
ESPN.com New Orleans Saints reporter Mike Triplett says that with Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey working their way back from injuries, it’s

Camp Confidential: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Drew Brees' strained oblique must have been one of those balance-in-the-universe things. Although the New Orleans Sai

Marshall Faulk is No. 13 on Louisiana's list of all-time top 51 athletes | NOLA.com
Faulk rushed for 1,000 yards in seven of his first eight seasons and earned Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year honors his first three seasons in St. Louis.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has accepted the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" | NOLA.com
Payton said he considers the campaign important to raise awareness

Brandin Cooks ends camp at Greenbrier on high note | 5 things that stood out from New Orleans Saints' practice Wednesday | NOLA.com
As if he needed any more practice highlights, rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks added a few more.

Report: Saints sign TE Travis Beckum | ProFootballTalk
The Saints are adding yet another veteran tight end for depth. According to The New Orleans Advocate, the Saints have struck a one-year deal with Travis Beckum, who was with the Seahawks earlier in the offseason.

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NFL News

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Michael Oher is tired of getting disrespected | ProFootballTalk
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The effort to eliminate the NFL's blackout rule continues, and the NFL continues to not like that. Via the Associated Press, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai described the league's blackout rule as "outdated," and he urged his fellow FCC commissioners to vote in favor of repealing the rule.

Tom Brady knows how to build a relationship with centers | ProFootballTalk
At the moment, Tom Brady's not sure who his center's going to be, with Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell competing for the job. But whichever one ends up in front of Brady will have a familiar feel.