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Saints News, 8/14/14: Plus Side Of Saints Injuries: More Reps For Back-up Players

From ESPN's Mike Triplett: "As long as the training camp injuries are minor enough, teams can always find a silver lining to them. They mean more opportunities for the backups to develop and be evaluated. That’s been the case with the New Orleans Saints this summer at a few positions -- namely quarterback, guard and safety. With Drew Brees missing the past two weeks with a strained oblique, the Saints have been able to see how backups Ryan Griffin and Luke McCown fit in with the first-string offense against the first-string defense..." Today was a travel day for the Saints as they return to Metairie, so there is no practice news to report.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The plus side of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> training-camp injuries: More reps for the backups <a href="http://t.co/srpIQbi75F">http://t.co/srpIQbi75F</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/499983867139194880">August 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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