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Saints News, 1/5/15: Loomis Isn't Reducing His Duties With Saints

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From PFT.com: Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is “hearing it’s unlikely” that (Ryan) Pace will accept the interview (with the Jets for G.M.), explaining it’s more likely Pace gets promoted as Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis takes on more duties with the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA team owned by Saints owner Tom Benson. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the last part of that is not accurate. Loomis remains entrenched as the G.M. of the Saints, resulting in no need to move anyone up to handle any of his duties.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>G.M. Mickey Loomis isn&#39;t reducing his duties with the Saints <a href="http://t.co/nrTdIjO5O8">http://t.co/nrTdIjO5O8</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/552088189180346368">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> executive Ryan Pace &#39;unlikely&#39; to accept Jets interview, according to report <a href="http://t.co/vRpBbcDjlR">http://t.co/vRpBbcDjlR</a></p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/552101689315328001">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFLPlayoffs?src=hash">#NFLPlayoffs</a> Wildcard Weekend: &#10;Home teams 3-1 (Steelers lost) &#10;Division winners 3-1 (Steelers lost)&#10;Wildcard teams 1-3 (Ravens won)</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/status/552100558677356544">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lions players and management fumed over the officiating as they bussed to the airport last night. Details here: <a href="http://t.co/dxRr1ZbHDL">http://t.co/dxRr1ZbHDL</a></p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/552099014590468096">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Firefighters were busy battling flames at the home of Panthers&#39; HC Ron Rivera in Charlotte this morning. Everyone at house got out OK.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/552078170707730433">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Green Bay hosts Dallas in playoffs for first time since infamous Ice Bowl on Dec. 31, 1967, when Packers won 21-17 in -23 wind-chill temps.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/552065753063899136">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jerry Jones wants to talk about expanding replay review <a href="http://t.co/HhbZHt8APf">http://t.co/HhbZHt8APf</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/552065517234962432">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More than 14 hrs have passed since woke to news we lost a man as good as they come and man it still absolutely sucks <a href="http://t.co/naXilmo1Wg">pic.twitter.com/naXilmo1Wg</a></p>&mdash; Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGlazer/status/552001579763519488">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My best Stu Scott memory: Me throwing to him while LT covered him, summer of &#39;02 to prepare him for Jets training camp. Stu will be missed</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/551955798839271426">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>the Monday Morning Podcast is up!! (early) I ramble about Tony Romo haters, The Rose Bowl and remember Stuart Scott. <a href="http://t.co/Ad3f9sVQ8g">http://t.co/Ad3f9sVQ8g</a></p>&mdash; Bill Burr (@billburr) <a href="https://twitter.com/billburr/status/551954337287507968">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>There is no conspiracy in the NFL. Just incompetence on the refs part.</p>&mdash; Ryan (@Ryan_MQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_MQ/status/551915325349171200">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Panthers double-digit underdogs at Seattle; Packers favored by around a TD vs. Dallas <a href="http://t.co/XnOjN3b3De">http://t.co/XnOjN3b3De</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/551917003619831811">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Maybe the holds by Tyron Smith &amp; Ronald Leary cancelled each other out on the GW touchdown? <a href="http://t.co/XCry2SoYwy">pic.twitter.com/XCry2SoYwy</a></p>&mdash; Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dameshek/status/551912255332175872">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I figured it out they ain&#39;t get that call bc of that wack a$$ call they called on me at the end of Detroit game it makes sense now lol</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/551909764997709824">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJuge">@AndrewJuge</a> if Saints got screwed over like Detroit just did post game show by <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball">@hakimdropsball</a> &amp; me would be be banned by FCC. Jesus.</p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/status/551904676728143872">January 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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