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Saints News, 10/2/15: Cam Jordan Surprised by Hicks Trade and D-Line Youth Movement

From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: “It took us all by surprise,” said Jordan, who pointed out that the Saints now have only three veteran defensive linemen to go with six rookies (five on the active roster, one on the practice squad), as well as rookies in the rotation at linebacker and cornerback. “Honestly the organization must feel pretty strongly about ‘em. And I can only hope that we’re turning in the right direction for this team,” Jordan said. “I mean, we’re 0-3 right now so it can't be too right. And at this point, we've got to find a way to make an immediate impact.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cameron Jordan surprised by Akiem Hicks trade, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; youth movement on D-line <a href="http://t.co/JuUYeUq5Ds">http://t.co/JuUYeUq5Ds</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/649919465610608640">October 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees surprises two inspiring Saints fans on &#39;Ellen&#39; <a href="http://t.co/02kC3llMup">http://t.co/02kC3llMup</a> <a href="http://t.co/K3aJJtrtUP">pic.twitter.com/K3aJJtrtUP</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/649941507143827456">October 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> will wear white jerseys and gold pants on Sunday <a href="http://t.co/RqfjT69IRS">http://t.co/RqfjT69IRS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DALvsNO?src=hash">#DALvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/dFbos2ypXL">pic.twitter.com/dFbos2ypXL</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/649941341716250624">October 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Steelers?src=hash">#Steelers</a> losing as Mike Vick replaced injured Ben Roethlisberger, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> backup QBS are 2-5 when starting this season</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/649818055761985536">October 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A broken Garrett Hartley has to be better than Scobee.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/649785412311912448">October 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the people that were killed in Oregon today! These random acts of violence have to stop</p>&mdash; Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieBush/status/649764477215207424">October 2, 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> locker room interviews from today: Jordan, Cooks, Snead &amp; Breaux <a href="http://t.co/e7fbtpySNi">http://t.co/e7fbtpySNi</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DALvsNO?src=hash">#DALvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/RD2QAxzL5B">pic.twitter.com/RD2QAxzL5B</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/649763547765805056">October 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Cameron Jordan surprised by Akiem Hicks trade - NFL Nation - ESPN
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New Orleans Saints guard Senio Kelemete happy with debut, but sees room to improve | NOLA.com
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New Orleans Saints trade of Akiem Hicks continues defensive line makeover | NOLA.com
Akiem Hicks was sent to the Patriots for tight end Michael Hoomanawanui

New Orleans Saints injury report: Cam Jordan, Jahri Evans still out | NOLA.com
The injury report is unchanged from Wednesday. On Friday, teams must declare each player to be probable, questionable, doubtful or out for Sunday's game.

Saints' Murphy eager to build maiden TD vs. Cowboys
After first NFL TD on punt return, Saints rookie Murphy eager to face hometown Cowboys

Drew Brees: Nothing is 'going to keep me off the field this Sunday' - CBSSports.com
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'Vision is very clear' for new Saints tight end Michael Hoomanawanui - Black and Gold

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