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Saints News, 9/2/14: Mickey Loomis Suggests Kicker News To Come Later Today

Fantasy football team managers all over the world have been wondering who the Saints will hire as kicker this year after they released both kickers they had in training camp. At the unveiling of the Tom Benson statue today, Saints GM Mickey Loomis said there would likely be news to share about the kicking situation "by the end of the day." In another report, kicker Derek Dimke tells his hometown TV station that he is working out for the Jaguars on Friday, so we can probably assume he's not the one the Saints chose.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints GM Mickey Loomis, asked about kicker: &#39;we will have some news for you by the end of the day.&#39;</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/506857907192074240">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Morten?src=hash">#Morten</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate">@RVargasAdvocate</a>: ..looks like it&#39;ll be S Graham MT <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottLeberWTVO">@ScottLeberWTVO</a>: Dimke tells me he has workout with the Jaguars on Fri</p>&mdash; Pope of Chili Town (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/506891816184987648">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Saints are 3 point favorites on the road without a kicker. Falcons should just pack it in now.</p>&mdash; Scott Walker (@ScottWalker6) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottWalker6/statuses/506873955089907715">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>To be clear, Dallas would like to sign Michael Sam to practice squad, not active roster. First things first. Physical Wednesday.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/506903769582678016">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical Wednesday, per team source. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/506902786161016833">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Falcons released their first depth chart of the 2014 regular season: <a href="http://t.co/7Z9CBFDfws">http://t.co/7Z9CBFDfws</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsATL?src=hash">#NOvsATL</a> <a href="http://t.co/pRRIdoH68G">pic.twitter.com/pRRIdoH68G</a></p>&mdash; Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) <a href="https://twitter.com/Atlanta_Falcons/statuses/506900812350509056">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The five most popular sports according to The Harris Poll 2014:&#10;NFL 35%&#10;MLB 14%&#10;College Football 11%&#10;Auto Racing 7%&#10;NBA 6%</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/506900802007351296">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55">@sfujita55</a>: Just picked up uni&#39;s for the kids&#39; soccer team. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/sLP1qZhEit">pic.twitter.com/sLP1qZhEit</a>" Nice choice Fuj!</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/506897224715210752">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch takes love of Skittles to a new level (VIDEO) --&gt; <a href="http://t.co/2ursCfJFxa">http://t.co/2ursCfJFxa</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> <a href="http://t.co/O0bVsNM4n6">pic.twitter.com/O0bVsNM4n6</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/506893971369766912">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc">@ritaleblanc</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> and Mickey Loomis will speak at the free <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Moms Football Safety Clinic on Sept. 15 <a href="http://t.co/rCTobZJe9a">http://t.co/rCTobZJe9a</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506890175213871104">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL suspends Colts owner 6 games, fines him $500,000 <a href="http://t.co/m2OsrhVniY">http://t.co/m2OsrhVniY</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/506883828087283712">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;rt <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> Congrats to Our Owner Mr Tom Benson. The statue unveiled today was a great tribute to his legacy. <a href="http://t.co/2HmulzDOBe">pic.twitter.com/2HmulzDOBe</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/506881892805652480">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The $500K the NFL fined Irsay is the maximum allowed. Could it have been more games? Sure. But Goodell works for the owners, remember...</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/506878378742644737">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Steven Jackson &quot;extremely excited&quot; to face Saints <a href="http://t.co/pUKVUKLgwj">http://t.co/pUKVUKLgwj</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/506878116930019328">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenSproles">@DarrenSproles</a> this car too fast sproles do don&#39;t do it <a href="http://t.co/bcXvfQtfAE">pic.twitter.com/bcXvfQtfAE</a></p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/statuses/506877187992338433">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So Goodell judged Irsay&#39;s behavior 1/13 as severe as failing to review a defensive coordinator&#39;s powerpoint slides</p>&mdash; Bone Gristle (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/506875273204498432">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt">@JJWatt</a> on his contract deal... Wait on his Great Extension DEAL </p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/506873678836273152">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Whose Coming To See Me Today?? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WHODAT?src=hash">#WHODAT</a> <a href="http://t.co/QEAYvs688m">pic.twitter.com/QEAYvs688m</a></p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/506872302391160833">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Honored to be a part of statue unveiling of Mr. Tom Benson at Superdome. A symbol of hope and inspiration forever! <a href="http://t.co/bPHhuGMsZw">pic.twitter.com/bPHhuGMsZw</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/506859297775837185">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Another angle of the statue <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/C7Es5WFbC8">pic.twitter.com/C7Es5WFbC8</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/506858189493907456">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>unveiling of Tom Benson statue <a href="https://t.co/Y2XZcJzCR5">https://t.co/Y2XZcJzCR5</a></p>&mdash; Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGellerWWL/statuses/506855165727883266">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Galette&#39;s agent RT <a href="https://twitter.com/AlvinKeels">@AlvinKeels</a>: We have not agreed to a deal with the Saints for Junior Galette!!!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rumors?src=hash">#rumors</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/506855109410979840">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton is sitting next to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Landrieu looks pleased. I wonder if he&#39;s been told who the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> kicker will be.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/506850915069227008">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Play it cool, Sean. Jesus&quot; <a href="http://t.co/CrRDHGTm24">pic.twitter.com/CrRDHGTm24</a></p>&mdash; Bone Gristle (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/506850855367495680">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How am I going to manage 5 more days until the season opener? I&#39;m already dying. Oh I know, tide me over BY TELLING ME WHO THE KICKER IS</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/506837557754474496">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seriously <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> just tell me who the kicker is. I won&#39;t tell. I am dying over here</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/506837782883729408">September 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Saints GM Mickey Loomis suggests kicker news coming soon | NOLA.com
Loomis said there would likely be news to share about the kicking situation "by the end of the day."

Waived by Saints, Derek Dimke tells hometown TV station he’s working out for Jaguars on Friday | Black and Gold
After being waived by the Saints on Saturday, placekicker Derek Dimke is working out with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, he reportedly told a television station in his hometown of Rockford, Illinois.

Junior Galette, agent deny report of extension with Saints - ESPN
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New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson honored with statue outside Superdome - ESPN
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is honored with a 10-foot-high bronze statue outside the Superdome.

Steven Jackson "extremely excited" to face Saints | ProFootballTalk
Running back Steven Jackson was a spectator for most of Falcons training camp and all of their preseason games as a result of a hamstring injury, but he was able to get on the practice field as things drew to a close in August.

Saints unveil statue of Tom Benson at Superdome | wwltv.com New Orleans
City and state leaders, along New Orleans Saints officials and players, gathered outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the unveiling of a statue to honor team owner Tom Benson.

New Orleans Saints name Junior Galette, four others team captains | wwltv.com New Orleans
The "Sackman" now has a new title: defense captain. A few of Junior Galette’s New Orleans Saints teammates took to twitter late Monday to announce their team leaders for the 2014 season.

Jimmy Graham stars in "This is SportsCenter" commercial
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Which New Orleans Saints running back is the best fantasy football draft pick?
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Atlanta Falcons secondary looking forward to matching up with New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham, plus other Falcons news | NOLA.com
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Fox 8 remains dark on DirecTV for a second day as fee negotiations continue | NOLA.com
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This date in New Orleans Saints history: sixth-ever regular season opening win; infamous Erxleben interception | NOLA.com
Saints facts from Labor Day and Tuesday

Peyton Manning will get Super Bowl revenge this season | New York Post
BRONCOS 30, SAINTS 27: It’s Peyton against his hometown Saints again. Sean Payton tries another Super Bowl onsides kick at the start of the second half, but John Fox and special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers are ready for it. Aqib Talib contains Graham, and DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller combine for four sacks. But after Rob Ryan sends Kenny Vaccaro on a blitz for a strip sack of Peyton, Rex Ryan bolts excitedly from the stands and grabs a Gatorade bucket and douses his twin brother. Alas, Peyton gets one last chance, and he matriculates the ball down the field, and throws the last-second game winner to Demaryius Thomas. A second ring for Peyton, same as Eli.

Saints at Falcons: Week 1 Preview & Prediction
Who Dat Dish Staff Writer Barry Hirstius gives his preview and prediction of the Saints at Falcons Week 1 match-up of the 2014 regular season

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Honored With Statue
The New Orleans Saints held a special press conference Tuesday afternoon that resulted in the unveiling of a statue of team owner Tom Benson.

New Orleans Saints game predictions - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
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Scouting the New Orleans Saints with Jabari Greer - ESPN
Jabari Greer's career with the New Orleans Saints was cut short last year by a major knee injury. He's still keeping close tabs on the team, and he ha

Prediction time: Where analysts rank 2014 New Orleans Saints - ESPN
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Junior Galette dismisses report of contract extension as ‘rumors’; Saints kicker news could be soon | Black and Gold
After a Yahoo! Sports reporter tweeted on Tuesday that Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette had agreed in principle to a contract extension and cited anonymous NFL sources, the player responded with his own Twitter missive reading, "These Rumors Have To Stop….."

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NFL News

Tom Brady: "When I suck, I’ll retire" | ProFootballTalk
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Jim Harbaugh says he won’t keep a player guilty of domestic violence | ProFootballTalk
When 49ers Ray McDonald was arrested for felony domestic violence this weekend, he became the first test case for the league's new, tougher policy on the matter. But he'll also test his own coach's long-held attitude toward players who put their hands on women.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton talks about Tom Benson's statue
Sean Payton talks about New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson's new statue outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Tom Benson talks about his statue
New Orleans Saints Owner Tom Benson talks about his statue on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)