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Saints News, 10/15/15: Big Dead Money Teams Among League's Worst & Saints have Most

From WWLTV.com: The Saints have the most 'dead money' in the NFL and they, along with the other teams that lead the league in 'dead money,' have a combined 9-25 record. The information is from a story on cbssports.com. The Saints have $31.07 million in 'dead money' out of the team's salary cap of $145 million and change. That's 21 percent of the cap being paid to players no longer on the team. The most ominous note for Saints fans in the article is the fact that Galette's dead money for next year will be $12.1 million.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Vegas already thinks Payton will be gone after 2015. <a href="https://t.co/DleD6UVDhn">https://t.co/DleD6UVDhn</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/654664179450671106">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We&#39;re joined by <a href="https://twitter.com/BornInBlues">@borninblues</a> from <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC">@SaintsCSC</a> to discuss tonight&#39;s game: <a href="http://t.co/sjNPMkw2wF">http://t.co/sjNPMkw2wF</a> <a href="http://t.co/m09syKUPfx">pic.twitter.com/m09syKUPfx</a></p>&mdash; The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheFalcoholic/status/654627877116342272">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White jerseys, gold pants <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATLvsNO?src=hash">#ATLvsNO</a> <a href="https://t.co/f4U6PXayDu">https://t.co/f4U6PXayDu</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/654651018811080704">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Super Fans kicking off this Black &amp; Gold Thursday with us! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whodat?src=hash">#whodat</a> <a href="http://t.co/v0ghX7hIVL">pic.twitter.com/v0ghX7hIVL</a></p>&mdash; Tamica Lee (@TamicaLee) <a href="https://twitter.com/TamicaLee/status/654647834021531649">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don&#39;t care what Atlanta&#39;s record is. Sometimes you just can&#39;t beat the big brother! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/thursdaynightfootball?src=hash">#thursdaynightfootball</a> <a href="http://t.co/2mhO1N3zt3">pic.twitter.com/2mhO1N3zt3</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/654646502275481600">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great video feature by <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning">@CBSThisMorning</a>: Keenan Lewis visits his high school <a href="http://t.co/gExztpmZB2">http://t.co/gExztpmZB2</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SBHonorRoll?src=hash">#SBHonorRoll</a> <a href="http://t.co/NgOseQyNvh">pic.twitter.com/NgOseQyNvh</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/654643604300795908">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rivalry could help <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> level playing field vs <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Falcons?src=hash">#Falcons</a> but there has been none of the usual trash talk this week <a href="http://t.co/XZ6cNa5glQ">http://t.co/XZ6cNa5glQ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/654641702435598336">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> worked out DTs Kevin Vickerson and Vaughn Martin, OLB/DE Matt Shaughnessy, DE Quanterus Smith.</p>&mdash; Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/654639709130461184">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> offensive problems start at the beginning: Worse than ever on first downs in Drew Brees-Sean Payton era <a href="http://t.co/AQ5G0aWXfO">http://t.co/AQ5G0aWXfO</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/654635396333113344">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints-Falcons Preview <a href="http://t.co/I46rvCDAQl">http://t.co/I46rvCDAQl</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/654616991580454913">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heading into tonight, Falcons are first NFL team to start 5-0 with 4 of those wins coming when trailing at some point in the 4th quarter.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/654602830481764352">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rob Ryan wants the blame for Saints defense <a href="http://t.co/HAh9v2js8G">http://t.co/HAh9v2js8G</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/654595555402850304">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NFL reassigns Lions-Seahawks back judge away from Sunday Night Football <a href="http://t.co/ndQeYnnChw">http://t.co/ndQeYnnChw</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/654499527685185536">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Report: FBI, Department of Justice investigating daily fantasy operators <a href="http://t.co/h6wqMJMkhj">http://t.co/h6wqMJMkhj</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/654503305318637568">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Swear I&#39;ve seen like 3-4 wrecks today smh hope they are ok</p>&mdash; Dannell Ellerbe (@ellerbe59) <a href="https://twitter.com/ellerbe59/status/654457112160899076">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; Marques Colston, Terron Armstead listed as doubtful <a href="http://t.co/MEPyj6O2ca">http://t.co/MEPyj6O2ca</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/654424088195244032">October 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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CBS: Big dead money teams among league's worst & Saints have most
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

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Falcons vs. Saints 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online - SBNation.com
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Behind the Scenes: Lewis visits Landry Walker
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Rob Ryan wants the blame for Saints’ league-worst defense | ProFootballTalk
When you're last in the league in anything, someone is going to get blamed. And Saints defensive coordinatior Rob Ryan said he's fine if it's him. "You can feel it. [A breakthrough] is coming. I know it is," Ryan said, via Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Maybe, just maybe, rivalry could energize Saints to beat Falcons: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
Saints need to channel every ounce of positivity to reverse their losing ways vs. Falcons on Thursday

John DeShazier: Key ingredients to a Saints victory presented by Domino's
Protecting the ball would go a long way toward victory

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Stumbling Saints desperate to restore hope at home against unbeaten rival Falcons

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NFL News

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