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Saints News, 2/18/15: Saints Need to Replenish Offensive Line

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ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett says New Orleans has several needs to consider at the scouting combine, but one priority should be the offensive line, where stalwarts Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs are both in their 30s.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Combine at hand. Which players have the GRIT to come be a part of a team who relentlessly competes for one another....can&#39;t wait!</p>&mdash; Dan Quinn (@FalconsDQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/FalconsDQ/status/568047694062747648">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Competitors have an intensity level that other people do not understand. It is a mentality of intense focus. Heading to Indy today!</p>&mdash; Dan Quinn (@FalconsDQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/FalconsDQ/status/568047465234083840">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lovie Smith said he&#39;s comfortable with making Jameis Winston the face of the franchise. Also said he likes Marcus Mariota.</p>&mdash; Pat Yasinskas (@PatYazESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatYazESPN/status/568060529966759936">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ha! Lovie gonna Love. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/PatYazESPN">@PatYazESPN</a>: Lovie Smith said he&#39;s comfortable with making Jameis Winston the face of the franchise.</p>&mdash; Fred DiBiase (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/568066540911910912">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So the insurance company that creeped everyone out during the Super Bowl by talking about fatal accidents now supports a NASCAR ride?</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/567911799405674496">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mort&#39;s report of 11 balls two pounds under minimum was taken as gospel truth. Now, ESPN is disputing his report. <a href="http://t.co/oPVc8UMU3c">http://t.co/oPVc8UMU3c</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/567906471444377601">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had an incredible time in the city with Strief and all the guys on float 26. Nobody can throw like us. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bacchus2015?src=hash">#Bacchus2015</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyMardiGras?src=hash">#HappyMardiGras</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/567796569320468480">February 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

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NFL Draft Simulator Results for 2015 | The Saints Nation

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