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Saints News, 5/15/15: Of Saints' Draft Picks, Only Andrus Peat Remains Unsigned

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From WWLTV.com: Stephone Anthony, the team's second, first-round pick, 31st overall, reached a deal on a four-year contract, as did P.J. Williams, a third round pick. Only the club's top overall selection, offensive tackle Andrus Peat, remains unsigned.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP to the legend B.B. King</p>&mdash; Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJSPILLER/status/599198014306037761">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/BobbyHebert3">@BobbyHebert3</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> need impact players to show up at rookie minicamp <a href="http://t.co/LeNh44y6Gt">http://t.co/LeNh44y6Gt</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/599217654583406592">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We mourn the loss of B.B. King, who taught us his favorite letter through his love of music. <a href="https://t.co/ZfmQi1cBqg">https://t.co/ZfmQi1cBqg</a> <a href="http://t.co/3hdFcymdqu">pic.twitter.com/3hdFcymdqu</a></p>&mdash; Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) <a href="https://twitter.com/sesamestreet/status/599171976503005184">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s unlikely Roger Goodell will overturn the work of the man he paid millions to investigate <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DeflateGate?src=hash">#DeflateGate</a> <a href="http://t.co/e4plDy7zI4">http://t.co/e4plDy7zI4</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/599211058482515968">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Elvis and B.B. King (1925-2015) in 1956: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Withers?src=hash">#Withers</a> <a href="http://t.co/iuxzMBNRTv">pic.twitter.com/iuxzMBNRTv</a></p>&mdash; Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) <a href="https://twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/599138232677208066">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jus cuz my last workout wit the squad is done for the week as of yesterday don&#39;t mean I Ain gon grind today <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whohoopintoday?src=hash">#whohoopintoday</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/599202621824466944">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hard to believe four months later -- It really feels like Tom Brady has become a pawn in something bigger.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/599178637267574784">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ll never forget the time BB King played the national anthem for Robert Downey Jr and thus helped Charles Grodin free his soul.</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/599092977005236224">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aaron Hernandez&#39;s lawyers file an appeal, say the jury wasn&#39;t &quot;rational&quot;: <a href="http://t.co/BWxoZBWKEw">http://t.co/BWxoZBWKEw</a> <a href="http://t.co/so1xbQvXs7">pic.twitter.com/so1xbQvXs7</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/599070671075938304">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sorry Tom Brady, looks like Paul Tagliabue won&#39;t be able to come in and save your ass.</p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/status/599047239407906817">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Roger Goodell himself hearing the appeal of Tom Brady&#39;s case virtually assures a court case</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/599044209417572352">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">U lead the way little man! <a href="https://t.co/eat5Fk1MpD">https://t.co/eat5Fk1MpD</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/599029426211266561">May 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Saints ink two more draft picks
Stephone Anthony, the team's second, first-round pick, 31st overall, reached a deal on a four-year contract, as did P.J. Williams, a third round pick. Only the club's top overall selection, offensive tackle Andrus Peat, remains unsigned.

Saints’ June minicamp will be open to fans - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The rookie minicamp will be closed to fans and media, but the rookies will be made available for interviews.

New Orleans Saints add two more invites to rookie minicamp
According to a local report, the New Orleans Saints are now expected to host 11 rookie minicamp invites this weekend.

DeflateGate from a BountyGate Perspective - New Orleans Saints - NFL News - Pro Football Spot - Forums
Forum dedicated to the coverage of the NFL, NFL Draft, and fantasy Football. We are an online community of NFL fans that have established a platform to provide and discuss quality football information.

John DeShazier: Rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony ready 'to do whatever is going to help the team'
Saints rookie minicamp begins Friday

Saints announce minicamp schedule - Black and Gold

After visiting Saints, Kevin Williams says he'd prefer to stay in Seattle - Black and Gold

Report: Hau'oli Kikaha's rooke deal is worth $5.266 million - Black and Gold

Saints rookie Stephone Anthony signs $7.7 million deal, report says | NOLA.com
$6.232 million of his salary is guaranteed.

Post draft analysis: CB, D-Line, RB | The Saints Nation

New Orleans Saints Rookie Minicamp: 5 Bold Predictions
With New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp kicking off today, here are five bold predictions for the team's first weekend back to work.

NFC South roundtable: Which under-the-radar rookies will make biggest impact? - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Pairing receiver Devin Funchess with Kelvin Benjamin should immediately make life difficult on opposing cornerbacks.

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Dansby suspects foul play from 2008 game in New England | ProFootballTalk
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Zach Mettenberger: I’m not going down without a fight to the death | ProFootballTalk
The Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick and it is generally a pretty good sign that you think a quarterback is better than anyone you have on hand when you make that kind of decision.

It’s unlikely Goodell will overturn Ted Wells’ work | ProFootballTalk
With Commissioner Roger Goodell deciding to appoint himself to handle the appeal of quarterback Tom Brady's suspension despite a conflict in his desire to be "The Enforcer" and to placate Patriots owner Robert Kraft, there's another practical self-interest that will influence the likely inevitable d...

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Commissioner Roger Goodell delegated the initial decision regarding Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension to someone else. Goodell apparently won't do that a second time. Per multiple reports (i.e.

Tom Brady Appeals Four-Game Suspension
As expected, the NFLPA filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady over his four-game suspension for his role in the Patriots’ ball-deflation schemes.