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From Mike Triplett: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was announced as one of the celebrity participants in season 2 of NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” The survival expert puts celebrities’ survival skills to the test in some of the world’s most challenging locations. Brees tweeted that his episode will air July 13.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Someone called me a Pats homer yesterday. Pretty funny.</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/status/597751387515064320">May 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Proud daughter of Jon Stinchcomb impersonated her father after he announced the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> pick of Hau&#39;oli Kikaha! <a href="http://t.co/L3tJRAKsHp">pic.twitter.com/L3tJRAKsHp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/597757960069091328">May 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy Mothers Day everyone!&#10;-SG <a href="http://t.co/xlLAOOa43J">pic.twitter.com/xlLAOOa43J</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/status/597613903879737344">May 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle">@scottshanle</a> just came across this. <a href="http://t.co/crcvVinJvd">pic.twitter.com/crcvVinJvd</a></p>&mdash; Scott Routon (@nosaint73) <a href="https://twitter.com/nosaint73/status/597576479803748352">May 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/PjWilliams_26">@PjWilliams_26</a> lets get it bro</p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/status/597555963458134016">May 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Finally read Wells Report. Yawn. Barring any new developments, I&#39;ve yet to see anything that warrants discipline. Chill w/ the hyperbole.</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/status/597535810053754881">May 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">CONGRATS <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony">@stephoneanthony</a> ...proud of you Bro...more blessings to come <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALLIN?src=hash">#ALLIN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeTooDeep?src=hash">#WeTooDeep</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDatNation?src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/2015NFLDraft?src=hash">#2015NFLDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/v7np8xvtw0">pic.twitter.com/v7np8xvtw0</a></p>&mdash; Young Doc (@DrMerv) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrMerv/status/596875334307426305">May 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you include playoffs, Sean Payton will pass Jim Mora as all-time winningest Saints head coach with 8 wins this fall.</p>&mdash; Fred DiBiase (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/597481045295005697">May 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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