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Saints News, 8/7/14: Healthy Graham Anticipates Personal Improvement At Blocking

“The last two years, everybody’s been knocking on blocking — I don’t know why,” Graham said Wednesday. “I’m truly healthy now. I think that’s a big deal with that. The last two years with some major injuries have kind of limited that. I took the time this offseason to really look at some film and analyze myself as a player. I noticed that all of the times I was able to help the team the most was when I was blocking the best, because that helps out on play-action and it stops (defenses) from putting a corner pressed up when I’m on the line with an outside (line)backer. It’s only going to help the team out, so that’s what I’m going to do.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good stuff from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Jimmy Graham: What contract means after tough upbringing, being knocked for his blocking, etc <a href="http://t.co/0k14ZGRE7U">http://t.co/0k14ZGRE7U</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/497429193370521601">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m not sure but I think we know who got into the cookie cake... <a href="http://t.co/ifXlxf6guR">http://t.co/ifXlxf6guR</a></p>&mdash; Garrett Hartley (@GHartley5) <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5/statuses/497478132640002048">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints-Rams will give Bobby, Hokie and Jim plenty to study <a href="http://t.co/xiLCrqss49">http://t.co/xiLCrqss49</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/497470758269227009">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Time-lapse video of a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> practice at <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Greenbrier">@The_Greenbrier</a> WATCH: <a href="http://t.co/45PyOHt9wu">http://t.co/45PyOHt9wu</a> <a href="http://t.co/0uCDplFhjV">http://t.co/0uCDplFhjV</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/497458251290902528">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We&#39;ll take him! Xoxoxoxoox &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/sryan03">@sryan03</a>: Thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/sophiefmiller">@sophiefmiller</a>, Matt is now team google and team glass! <a href="http://t.co/CvDnhwV60p">pic.twitter.com/CvDnhwV60p</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; Sophie Miller (@sophiefmiller) <a href="https://twitter.com/sophiefmiller/statuses/432128051779207168">February 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Enjoyed talking youth football in Jackson Cty &amp; the Gautier Gators upcoming season on WLOX today. Wishing Coach Peterson much success.</p>&mdash; deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) <a href="https://twitter.com/dmcallister26/statuses/497449509241098240">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bout to get this stretching session in <a href="https://twitter.com/ProTecAthletics">@ProTecAthletics</a> <a href="http://t.co/gUvGny5r1n">pic.twitter.com/gUvGny5r1n</a></p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/statuses/497434146633830400">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Would pay to see it. Even in preseason. :andytannermad: RT <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat">@angrywhodat</a>: &quot;Vaccaro lining up as slot WR, that&#39;s interesting...&quot;</p>&mdash; Ashy, Need Lotion (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/497389204796497920">August 7, 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 references Parcells&#39; perspective on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rams?src=hash">#Rams</a> Michael Sam: Locker room welcomes all who can help team win <a href="http://t.co/yLLq0Aes0P">http://t.co/yLLq0Aes0P</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/497388051136397312">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast">@SaintsForecast</a> I agree no sense in playing Drew, but I find your lack of faith in Armstead, Lelito, Kelemete and Marcel Jones disturbing.</p>&mdash; Ashy, Need Lotion (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/497385961274507265">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg">@SaintsNationBlg</a> If I never saw the testimony, I also wouldn&#39;t have the same thoughts. But it&#39;s there. And the venom and mistrust is there.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/497383410583994368">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Point of column is this. Saints don&#39;t trust GW. At all. So why risk playing off. starters for 1 quarter in a meaningless game? I wouldn&#39;t.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/497379208419889152">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My column: Bad blood could boil over, so Saints should sit offensive starters vs. Gregg Williams, Rams <a href="http://t.co/7DQ2UVpGWh">http://t.co/7DQ2UVpGWh</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/497367355534483457">August 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Healthier than he has been, Saints T.E. Jimmy Graham anticipates personal improvement in blocking | Black and Gold
"The last two years, everybody’s been knocking on blocking — I don’t know why," Graham said Wednesday after the Saints’ 11th day of training camp practice at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, two days before New Orleans’ preseason opener at St. Louis. "I’m truly healthy now. I think that’s a big deal with that."

Jimmy Graham talks contract, blocking and more - ESPN
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham touched on a handful of interesting topics when he met with the media following Wednesday’s practice.

Kenny Vaccaro: Jimmy Graham is faster than last year | ProFootballTalk
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham didn't take part in the team's offseason work this year because of his contract situation, but one of the teammates tasked with stopping him in practice says that the time away from the team didn't slow the tight end down. In fact, the opposite appears to be true.

Michael Sam's NFL debut will make history, but Saints say Friday's focus will be football | NOLA.com
On Friday, only one year after he shared his secret with college teammates, Sam will take the field in an NFL preseason game as the St. Louis Rams' third-string defensive end.

Saints to the Super Bowl? We believe: Editorial | NOLA.com

Aug 7 - Travel Day for Saints - All The Latest New Orleans Saints Daily News - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
All the New Orleans Saints Daily News delivered to you hot off the field and the press conferences. Stay tuned and updated throughout the day. Who Dat!

New Orleans Saints vs. St. Louis Rams: TV Info, Start Time, Live Stream and More
Your source for finding broadcast information related to the New Orleans Saints' inaugural preseason game against the St. Louis Rams!

Saints enjoying their summer camping in West Virginia - The Washington Post
Team officials wanted a new camp site in a remote location with a cool climate--and got it with a $30 million training facility at the luxurious Greenbrier resort.

Jimmy Graham, Saints put offseason contract feud behind them - The Washington Post
The two sides were at odds during the offseason over whether the Pro Bowler should be paid like a wide receiver or a tight end.

Aeneas Williams a mentor to New Orleans Saints Jairus Byrd - ESPN
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jairus Byrd was flattered when told that New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan compared him to Hall of Fam

New Orleans Saints, Gregg Williams had ugly breakup - ESPN
I’ve referenced the rocky relationship between the New Orleans Saints and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams leading up to their reunio

Q&A: Sean Payton on facing the St. Louis Rams
Video and quotes from Sean Payton's final press conference prior to the preseason opening against the St. Louis Rams

New Orleans Saints vs St. Louis Rams connections
Take a look at the connections between the Saints and the Rams before Friday's preseason game

New Orleans Saints Rookie Spotlight: Brandin Cooks
First-round draft pick has been turning heads in training camp

Drew Brees pranks Sean Payton at Wednesday's walkthrough
Video and photos of Drew Brees' prank

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NFL News

LeBron James stops by Browns training camp practice | ProFootballTalk
The most famous face in Cleveland was on the sidelines at Browns practice today. And then his friend LeBron James showed up. For all the hysteria Johnny Manziel has created, it doesn't compare to the excitement when the NBA superstar showed up for practice, making Cleveland the center of the u...

Hernandez cousin wants to avoid jail time due to cancer | ProFootballTalk
Tanya Singleton, who has refused to testify against her cousin, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, has pleaded guilty to contempt of court.  Her lawyer argues that Singleton should not go to jail for refusing to give testimony that could help send Hernandez to prison for life.

Report: Bills have up to eight suitors | ProFootballTalk
With all the noise coming from two of the higher-profile Bills bidders, the full universe of candidates hadn't been known.  Previously believed to consist of only Jon Bon Jovi's group, Donald Trump, and Sabres owner Terry Pegula, up to five more may be in the mix.

Curran: Patriots would like to trade Ryan Mallett | ProFootballTalk
Tom Brady isn't taking a seat on Thursday night against Washington because of his perpetually nonexistent right shoulder injury or any other condition or ailment.  Brady, who put in plenty of work during joint practices in D.C.

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Video

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints fan compilation video
The New Orleans Saints have received a lot of fan support during the 2014 training camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier.

VIDEO: Time-lapse video of a New Orleans Saints practice
Time-lapse video of a New Orleans Saints training camp practice at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)