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Saints News, 10/21/15: Michael Mauti Scores NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

From ProFootballTalk.com: Steve Gleason was at the Superdome last Thursday night to watch the Saints battle the Falcons, which conjured up memories of his blocked punt in the same stadium against the same team in the 2006 game that marked the Saints’ return to the stadium after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Those memories became even harder to escape when Saints linebacker Michael Mauti blocked a punt and fell on it for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game. Beyond the shared stadium and opponent, Mauti, whose father played for the Saints, was also at the game that featured Gleason’s memorable block.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/Michael_Mauti">@Michael_Mauti</a> on being named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://t.co/fSI6dGiqiw">pic.twitter.com/fSI6dGiqiw</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/656830200563392512">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Mauti scores NFC special teams player of the week <a href="https://t.co/qCqnXB8VTC">https://t.co/qCqnXB8VTC</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/656834513591488512">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nothing like chilling on the balcony with my lil homie in the middle of October. How&#39;s the weather up north? Lol <a href="https://t.co/cYspEPWDVr">pic.twitter.com/cYspEPWDVr</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/status/656619962455474176">October 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Words Steelers fans never thought they&#39;d see early this season: Pittsburgh&#39;s kicker wins a player of the week award <a href="https://t.co/c5Vbs6t6J1">https://t.co/c5Vbs6t6J1</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/656834698518224896">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton said <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> LB coach Joe Vitt will be listed on the injury report, probably as doubtful, after he... <a href="https://t.co/bXL3F6ORh7">https://t.co/bXL3F6ORh7</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/656834376462831616">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton: &quot;Joe Vitt is on the injury report. He tore his Achilles and broke his wrist. He&#39;s on a little scooter. You&#39;ll see him out there.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/656828711904260097">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I feel like Payton just said that people have to open Joe Vitt&#39;s emails for him, but I&#39;m not sure. And yet I could see Vitt shunning emails.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/656829097495121920">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watch: Will hoverboards ever function like they did for Marty McFly? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BackToTheFuture?src=hash">#BackToTheFuture</a> <a href="https://t.co/kYLVZXlsAe">https://t.co/kYLVZXlsAe</a> <a href="https://t.co/LHeJmWb4x0">pic.twitter.com/LHeJmWb4x0</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/656840391904395264">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton&#39;s Wednesday Conference Call (AUDIO) <a href="https://t.co/dBG8kl1PSt">https://t.co/dBG8kl1PSt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://t.co/2KrQWmjDCI">pic.twitter.com/2KrQWmjDCI</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/656832589437751296">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny killed in car crash per HS coach: <a href="https://t.co/6rl5tWtksC">https://t.co/6rl5tWtksC</a> <a href="https://t.co/PlKzU2NVZ6">pic.twitter.com/PlKzU2NVZ6</a></p>&mdash; Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooDrSaturday/status/656830812126511106">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I guess Cam Jordan needs four sacks to win this award. <a href="https://t.co/644wNNhDTX">https://t.co/644wNNhDTX</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/656829635154436097">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton on Colts: &quot;Their record following a loss is crazy-good.&quot; ... &quot;Shoot, man, their game against New England was hard-fought.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/656827427126030336">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton said there was &quot;something missing&quot; with Hocker in the last few weeks after good start.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/656826192641794048">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton said there&#39;s a handful of touches that are clearly designed for Spiller. ... didn&#39;t really get him involved last week.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/656826564072599552">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton on new kicker Kai Forbath: &quot;He&#39;s a guy, statistically speaking, he’s been outstanding, even going back to his days at UCLA.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/656826501527015424">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Michael_Mauti">@Michael_Mauti</a> blocked the <a href="https://twitter.com/AtlantaFalcons">@AtlantaFalcons</a> punt.&#10;And returned it for the TD!&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NameThePlay?src=hash">#NameThePlay</a>: <a href="https://t.co/U6l84O5YCn">https://t.co/U6l84O5YCn</a> <a href="https://t.co/GePa9oVlcP">pic.twitter.com/GePa9oVlcP</a></p>&mdash; NFL (@NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL/status/656824793321316353">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wake up with a thankful mindset!</p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/status/656814912556146688">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On 10/26 <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins">@MalcolmJenkins</a> &amp; I are helping <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOLA?src=hash">#NOLA</a> youth soar. RSVP for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMJFTasteofNOLA?src=hash">#TMJFTasteofNOLA</a> now! <a href="https://t.co/apCuLLryIc">https://t.co/apCuLLryIc</a></p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/status/656814861532336128">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ranking the most banged-up NFL teams from 1-32 and breaking down the injuries that have affected each of them <a href="https://t.co/zlqKTPcLvS">https://t.co/zlqKTPcLvS</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/656811508370771969">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks 2 everyone worried about me. I lost control of my car. My teammates, including Marshawn, stopped 2 check on me. They weren&#39;t racin me</p>&mdash; Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/Fred22Jackson/status/656655528152567808">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TMZ Sports reports <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Seahawks?src=hash">#Seahawks</a> Fred Jackson crashed Corvette after drag racing Marshawn Lynch. Photo: Jason Hellervik <a href="https://t.co/lQXUcIkphs">pic.twitter.com/lQXUcIkphs</a></p>&mdash; KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) <a href="https://twitter.com/KING5Seattle/status/656638841072193536">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Last time Saints and Colts met ⬇... Lot has changed in 4 years but think Saints can get the W again. <a href="https://t.co/uz3Gyfqo1B">pic.twitter.com/uz3Gyfqo1B</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/656638198613848064">October 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Vitt getting in early on the upcoming Back to the Future day.&#10;&quot;Eat lead, slackers!&quot; <a href="https://t.co/uUGPWGmHGk">pic.twitter.com/uUGPWGmHGk</a></p>&mdash; Wallace Delery (@WallaceDelery) <a href="https://twitter.com/WallaceDelery/status/656604260239446016">October 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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