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Saints News, 7/30/15: Payton, Loomis Admit Mistake with Galette Contract; Plan to Move On

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From WWLTV.com: "We signed that contract last September and with the information that we had I thought that was a good contract," Loomis said. "I thought, look this was a player that's had a lot of production for us, done a lot of really good things and felt like the arrow was up. So at the time I thought this was a good deal for us. It's unfortunate what happened and we just have to move forward from that."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Conditioning test done!! Now let&#39;s play some ball!!!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/626499228324503552">July 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Austin Johnson got ball on first play with starters. In tight battle with Erik Lorig for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Starting FB job. <a href="https://t.co/1w3rzuhdND">https://t.co/1w3rzuhdND</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626761047039455233">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints wasted no time giving Junior Galette&#39;s number away. Kevin Williams is now 93.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/626737052495781888">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Redskins are bringing ex-Saints OLB Junior Galette to Richmond for a visit tomorrow. He&#39;ll take a physical and meet with team officials.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/626600844558008320">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Conditioning test ✅</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/status/626498591557844992">July 29, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mostly run plays today for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>. Brees hit Brandon Coleman with slant route on other pass attempts. WRs rotating in and out.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626760643123769344">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Deep interception by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> CB Keenan Lewis against Luke McCown in 7 on 7 drills</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626758222549000192">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Luke McCown predictably has been running with the twos.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/626757292390789120">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sounds like long snapper Justin Drescher is missing from practice today which would explain the signing of another.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/626757081375318017">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">drizzly first day at Saints training camp, but still heck of a view <a href="http://t.co/3hcQnJq41q">pic.twitter.com/3hcQnJq41q</a></p>&mdash; Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGellerWWL/status/626756592558559233">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Play of the day so far in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> practice: Brandon Browner blocks FG attempt by Zach Hocker</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626756560132419584">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From colleague <a href="https://twitter.com/john_keim">@john_keim</a>: former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Junior Galette would bring talent, other potential issues to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Redskins?src=hash">#Redskins</a> <a href="http://t.co/16SXXdVLnE">http://t.co/16SXXdVLnE</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626754706380079104">July 30, 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> first day in pads is Saturday</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626752738274213888">July 30, 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> starting team drills. Mark Ingram running with authority on long run around corner. But no pads or live tackling.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626752554827915265">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints D line working on proper technique <a href="http://t.co/cVRovs70cQ">pic.twitter.com/cVRovs70cQ</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/626749075510161408">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rain has slowed. Now here&#39;s an offensive line workout photo. <a href="http://t.co/HtYVUVIJEJ">pic.twitter.com/HtYVUVIJEJ</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/626747179508584449">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yes. See Colston out there watching this am <a href="https://t.co/vZpu1D1Ktk">https://t.co/vZpu1D1Ktk</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626745316138708992">July 30, 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> showing 4-3 front with base D in walk-through (Jordan, Hicks at DE; Williams, Jenkins at DT; Spencer at LB). Could change in nickel</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626743770734837760">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Delvin Breaux and Stanley Jean-Baptiste working as second-string corners, rotating in with 1s during <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> walk-through</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626743059997425664">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good Morning from Day 1 of New Orleans <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Training Camp! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/nHnEvsVRLc">pic.twitter.com/nHnEvsVRLc</a></p>&mdash; The Greenbrier (@The_Greenbrier) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Greenbrier/status/626737844715978752">July 30, 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> draft picks Andrus Peat, Stephone Anthony, Hau&#39;oli Kikaha with second team in walk-through as expected ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626741531270098945">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First walkthrough portion had Hicks, Jenkins, Williams, Jordan in front four. Spencer, Hawthorne, Ellerbe. Second CBs: SJB, Breaux.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/626741340685094912">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tom and Gayle Benson at the first practice of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/L6D3wWUAtj">pic.twitter.com/L6D3wWUAtj</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/626739006370390017">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For those interested in seeing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> practice, here&#39;s the full training camp schedule: <a href="http://t.co/poQ7q5dNVo">http://t.co/poQ7q5dNVo</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626736499564916736">July 30, 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> Drew Brees would&#39;ve been sacked twice in this drill if live tackling. Fired off two passes that got broken up by DBs Instead.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/626762162099363841">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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