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Saints News, 10/1/15: Jimmy Graham Congratulates Akiem Hicks on Leaving Saints

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From ProFootballTalk.com: Jimmy Graham’s apparently not a fan of New Orleans, although he tried to cover that up quickly. The Seahawks tight end sent new Patriots defensive lineman Akiem Hicks a message on Twitter congratulating him on his trade out of New Orleans. “feel blessed u got out of there,” Graham wrote to Hicks. “Time to go shine big dog. All the best. Good luck.” Graham quickly deleted the message, but it was screen-captured by Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, proving yet again that the Internet is forever.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Apparently <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> harbors some ill-will towards the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>. He deleted this tweet pretty quickly. <a href="http://t.co/owWIkBKxnz">pic.twitter.com/owWIkBKxnz</a></p>&mdash; Lyons Yellin WWL-TV (@LyonsYellin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin/status/649584292838813697">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jimmy Graham shows good burst with his "delete embarrassing tweet" skills <a href="http://t.co/ugbBsfO20L">http://t.co/ugbBsfO20L</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/649587119749492736">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We all watched Jimmy Graham act like a bitch for years, so this should come as a shock to no one. He’s a bitch. Bitches do bitch stuff.</p>&mdash; Butt Cheeks (@Jompled) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jompled/status/649585509111496706">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Feeling blessed this morning! Hope everyones having a great week.</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/649583516565372928">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton talks about the Akiem Hicks trade (AUDIO) <a href="http://t.co/WrrVYFlAsE">http://t.co/WrrVYFlAsE</a> <a href="http://t.co/O3CKJYL113">pic.twitter.com/O3CKJYL113</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/649586372894957569">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This season is already shaping up SO much different than last year. In that it&#39;s entertaining as hell. I&#39;m actually quite amused by it all.</p>&mdash; Mr. #Shawonderful (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/649584253932539904">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suspended when September began, Tom Brady is the AFC&#39;s offensive player of the month <a href="http://t.co/Vc0bVoHOUK">http://t.co/Vc0bVoHOUK</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/649588669129601024">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton just referenced <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidGrunfeld">@DavidGrunfeld</a>&#39;s photo from the sideline showing how intense the sideline when Willie Snead couldn&#39;t haul in a pass</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/649580658793271296">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;We shoot better photos than them.&quot; Shots fired. <a href="https://t.co/jeIwRFCmo2">https://t.co/jeIwRFCmo2</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/649581638700019712">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This would be the photo in question: <a href="http://t.co/1255J5hGvp">http://t.co/1255J5hGvp</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/649580927493009409">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton said he hopes the Saints aren&#39;t just relying on short and intermediate gains. Has to be able to have more explosive plays.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/649580241174687744">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton said Hicks&#39; discontent with his role didn&#39;t play a role in the trade. Said he&#39;s been a fantastic teammate. NE can be good fit for him</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/649577838576709636">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton says Hicks trade happened quickly. We’re looking for a TE. Young DLmen made it happen</p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) <a href="https://twitter.com/nick_underhill/status/649577557155692544">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LSU should play Dallas this weekend and the Saints should play Eastern Michigan. Two problems, one solution.</p>&mdash; Mr. #Shawonderful (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/649575768738164736">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s a new day In the locker room, Wishing nothing but the best for my brother!! <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99">@The_Dream99</a> Ball Out and Be Blessed <a href="http://t.co/hzR7nRjNTn">pic.twitter.com/hzR7nRjNTn</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/649566272594677761">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My column from Wednesday: Believe it or not, some Saints have played well in 2015 <a href="http://t.co/GdDXk0yl4O">http://t.co/GdDXk0yl4O</a> <a href="http://t.co/dERgF2QQfi">pic.twitter.com/dERgF2QQfi</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/649560775686619137">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really bizarre trade by the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>. I&#39;d wager we&#39;ll see Akiem Hicks making plays for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Patriots?src=hash">#Patriots</a> later this season &amp; in the playoffs.</p>&mdash; Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/649367046313111552">September 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> surprises two fans on <a href="https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow">@TheEllenShow</a> <a href="http://t.co/33TE7APJdT">http://t.co/33TE7APJdT</a> full episode airs today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/d4RXWC8dDa">pic.twitter.com/d4RXWC8dDa</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/649556168994631681">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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