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Saints News, 10/7/15: Drew Brees Earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award

From Katherine Terrell at NOLA.com: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Wednesday. Brees has won 19 NFC Player of Week awards since 2006, which is the most in NFL during that timespan and a franchise record.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 19th time as a Saint <a href="http://t.co/h1ET4TLL8U">http://t.co/h1ET4TLL8U</a> <a href="http://t.co/NLGXvvWeQa">pic.twitter.com/NLGXvvWeQa</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/651763923113213953">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees (21) is 1 of 3 in NFL history to win 20+ Player of Week Awards (Peyton Manning 27, Tom Brady 24) <a href="http://t.co/ADUERg8zR5">pic.twitter.com/ADUERg8zR5</a></p>&mdash; Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/RLiuNFL/status/651758663791706112">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> sign P Brandon Fields, release Kenny Phillips, Joseph Morgan <a href="http://t.co/MjzMHjy0bu">http://t.co/MjzMHjy0bu</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651761031308550144">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> sign journeyman OT Tony Hills <a href="http://t.co/hEaULeaS0u">http://t.co/hEaULeaS0u</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651760984021954560">October 7, 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="http://t.co/LeAszSlOEY">http://t.co/LeAszSlOEY</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/sHGbTlp4un">pic.twitter.com/sHGbTlp4un</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/651759489008406528">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton left the door open for possible kicker change. Said <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> will &quot;see how it unfolds.&quot; ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651756876045021184">October 7, 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> Payton said the entire kick-snap-hold process needs to be better. But if they can&#39;t make 30-yarders to win ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651757111756480512">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton ctd: If <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> can&#39;t make 30-yarders like they they missed on Sunday night, then &quot;someone else is gonna have a chance to.&quot;</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651757317948506112">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton said P Thomas Morstead should be back &quot;much sooner than later&quot; from quad strain. Brandon Fields signed in case he&#39;s out this wk</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651755752382590976">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton praises Malcolm Jenkins: &quot;He epitomized what we were looking for...He&#39;s a real good football player.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/651754091526385665">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton on <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins">@MalcolmJenkins</a>: &quot;He&#39;s a fantastic leader. He&#39;s tough, smart. Every time you walked by the defensive rooms he was watching tape&quot;</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/651754234237579265">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ASTROS ARE GOING TO THE ALDS! <a href="http://t.co/ISnDW37imz">pic.twitter.com/ISnDW37imz</a></p>&mdash; BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports/status/651596894658011137">October 7, 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> signed veteran OT Tony Hills, per his agent <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkSlough">@MarkSlough</a>. a veteran backup who has bounced around with several teams since 2008 ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651550820815761408">October 7, 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> were apparently looking for o-line depth since they worked out an OT, a G and C Tuesday. ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651550997098139648">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not sure it&#39;s a sign that LT Terron Armstead is dinged up since they were looking at such a variety of o-linemen. G Jahri Evans has been out</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/651551230435676161">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brees is also up for the Air Player of the Week (Vote: <a href="http://t.co/ifBpAPDJ2H">http://t.co/ifBpAPDJ2H</a>) and Clutch Performer (Vote: <a href="http://t.co/nvFeJEYrmP">http://t.co/nvFeJEYrmP</a>) RT!</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/651766049847799809">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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