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Saints News, 8/20/14: Saints To Practice At Mandeville High School Tonight

From the Saints official website: "The New Orleans Saints will practice at Mandeville High School (1 Skipper Dr.) on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 7 – 9 pm. A large crowd is expected so the school recommends fans arrive early. The stadium will open at 5 pm." If anyone here at Canal Street Chronicles goes, please take some photos and share them with us afterwards.

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New Orleans Saints to practice at Mandeville High School Wednesday night
Practice starts at 7 pm CT

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NFL News

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Video

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Sean Payton talks about the New Orleans Saints practicing at Mandeville High School on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)

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New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro's forced fumble and sack from the Saints 31-24 preseason week 2 victory.