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Saints News, 3/9/15: Saints Have Until 3PM Tuesday to Get Under Salary Cap

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From NOLA.com: The New Orleans Saints said last month that they have a 20-item checklist of things to do to prepare for the 2015 season. They've already addressed some of those, but they have a long way to go. The Saints must become salary cap compliant by 3 p.m. Tuesday, the start of the new league year. The 2015 salary cap is set at $143.2 million, although the Saints have about $145 million to work with, as they carried over $1.7 million in room from 2014. In other news, LB Sean Weatherspoon signed with the Cardinals. Whew! We dodged an I.R. bullet there!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What the Saints have done and what they need to do by 3 p.m. Tuesday, the start of the new league year: <a href="http://t.co/ljQdltdBJX">http://t.co/ljQdltdBJX</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/574915906763026433">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big week for a lot of us!!!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/574926325212971008">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everyone&#39;s got a voice. My 2nd video blog is now up on <a href="https://twitter.com/gritmedia">@gritmedia</a>. Hope you like it! <a href="http://t.co/7S7MVxpXcy">http://t.co/7S7MVxpXcy</a> <a href="http://t.co/gJ7ldVFgkS">pic.twitter.com/gJ7ldVFgkS</a></p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/status/574929154426040320">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Damn it all RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation">@SBNation</a>: The 49ers expect Patrick Willis to retire. He&#39;s 30 years old.&#10;<a href="http://t.co/gW9bPnAYTg">http://t.co/gW9bPnAYTg</a> <a href="http://t.co/lTxIx8HHD9">pic.twitter.com/lTxIx8HHD9</a></p>&mdash; Dan Rubenstein (@DanRubenstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanRubenstein/status/574939297930944513">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former Cardinals, Panthers and 49ers WR Ted Ginn has reached agreement again with the Carolina Panthers as <a href="https://twitter.com/josephperson">@josephperson</a> reported.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/574931532508459009">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chiefs&#39; deal with Jeremy Maclin will be worth $11 million per season, per source.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/574929118241943552">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Top <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> options at CB left in FA: Tramon Williams, Cromartie, Skrine, Culliver, House, Cox, PRob, Cary Williams, Jimmy Wilson, Thurmond.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/574923530783031296">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>1st theatre ever. Let the games begin!!!! <a href="http://t.co/KGDADKrmsq">pic.twitter.com/KGDADKrmsq</a></p>&mdash; JAHRI EVANS (@J_7TRE_E) <a href="https://twitter.com/J_7TRE_E/status/574921025382711296">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My video report: Recent history says cap crunch won&#39;t stop <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> from spending in free agency <a href="http://t.co/daTtkIegG4">http://t.co/daTtkIegG4</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/574919669397647360">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> free agency scorecard: all the moves they&#39;ve made so far and what could come next <a href="http://t.co/0UFDoMmvMQ">http://t.co/0UFDoMmvMQ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/574915313021530114">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former Packers LB A.J. Hawk is in Cincinnati today, visiting the Bengals.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/574907361476870144">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hmmph yah sums it up for the future <a href="http://t.co/3QxMENHOHs">pic.twitter.com/3QxMENHOHs</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/574819824120958976">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Maaan ain no one talkin bout the lions... Imma Saint til the end (i don&#39;t want to go anytime soon) at least til... 2025 (if I have my way)</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/574828133674696705">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Details on Sean Weatherspoon&#39;s expected one-year deal with the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AZCardinals?src=hash">#AZCardinals</a>, on <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports">@YahooSports</a> --&gt; <a href="http://t.co/aoKLkiCZGI">http://t.co/aoKLkiCZGI</a></p>&mdash; Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rand_Getlin/status/574815990258794497">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just caught up on the walking dead and I really don’t know what happen in this last episode was it that boring or I just wasn’t tuned in?</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/574790103387738112">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Don&#39;t you know no gooooood</p>&mdash; Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16/status/574771241732673537">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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