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Saints News, 9/1/14: It's Falcons Week!

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Finally! The regular season starts this week.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s Falcons week! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsATL?src=hash">#NOvsATL</a> <a href="http://t.co/HEJNDYybpz">http://t.co/HEJNDYybpz</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506424218771152896">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jonathan Goodwin will now wear No. 55. Other <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> jersey number changes: <a href="http://t.co/Qms6X77VZv">http://t.co/Qms6X77VZv</a> <a href="http://t.co/RMs7vrQitr">pic.twitter.com/RMs7vrQitr</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506494038774542336">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My buddy <a href="https://twitter.com/alexmack55">@alexmack55</a> had 55 in Cle. So I opted for the dopest/ugliest alternative w/ 99. Also Rick Vaughn&#39;s number! <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDatDad6">@WhoDatDad6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51">@JonVilma51</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/506542882774609920">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rams sign 10 to practice squad, none of them Michael Sam <a href="http://t.co/SA6iXsXfKv">http://t.co/SA6iXsXfKv</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/506540722070106112">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Richard Sherman on if the NFL rules emphasis affects him: &quot;Obviously not.&quot;</p>&mdash; Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) <a href="https://twitter.com/TyDunne/statuses/506531949918580736">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> go with a guard that began his career with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ravens?src=hash">#Ravens</a> in 2012 and Ravens go with a G that began his career with Saints in 2012.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/506524436170690561">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jgoody59">@jgoody59</a> Goody, your old friend <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55">@sfujita55</a> has a message for ya about your new jersey number <a href="https://t.co/bOhkCaQYZD">https://t.co/bOhkCaQYZD</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506518977896407040">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PHOTOS: Sean Payton at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a>: <a href="http://t.co/mRtu2TxCyV">http://t.co/mRtu2TxCyV</a> <a href="http://t.co/7rBTmu5cwb">pic.twitter.com/7rBTmu5cwb</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506512901318799360">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints full 10 player practice squad has been announced, and it includes Pierre Warren: <a href="http://t.co/zWptp5I9G9">http://t.co/zWptp5I9G9</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/506489272623308800">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>They just keep getting bigger and bigger...11&#39;1 baby <a href="http://t.co/2Wr1LVtYla">http://t.co/2Wr1LVtYla</a></p>&mdash; Garrett Hartley (@GHartley5) <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5/statuses/506484448376811520">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Finally, Real college football starts tonight...CANES baby!! Oh and we WILL beat fsu this year. Boom</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/506483152022691840">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In addition to 7 names previously reported, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> signed S Pierre Warren, TE Nic Jacobs and G Antoine McClain to practice squad ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/506463917204185089">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>McClain the only one who wasn&#39;t in camp with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>. Released by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bills?src=hash">#Bills</a>, he has also spent time with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raves?src=hash">#Raves</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raiders?src=hash">#Raiders</a> since 2012</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/506464534337294337">September 1, 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 10 players to practice squad: <a href="http://t.co/LOr2HbAE3B">http://t.co/LOr2HbAE3B</a> <a href="http://t.co/xWFY3gnVrS">pic.twitter.com/xWFY3gnVrS</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506459449137983488">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good chance <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> stick Keenan Lewis (stud) on Julio while Roddy gets a lot of Patrick Robinson (sux) in Week 1. Im <a href="https://twitter.com/FanDuel">@FanDuel</a> ing Roddy.</p>&mdash; Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/statuses/506444644377714688">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL doesn&#39;t seem inclined to press tampering issue with Jerry Jones <a href="http://t.co/4K2ze1XQUn">http://t.co/4K2ze1XQUn</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/506447547557507073">September 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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NFL News

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Video

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