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Saints News, 7/6/15: Saints Players Catch Women's World Cup Fever

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The NFL offseason is a time when less popular sports have a chance to shine. With the US winning the FIFA Women's World Cup yesterday 5-2 over Japan, plenty of Saints players reacted to the victory. All that and more Saints and NFL news below.

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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> players congratulate <a href="https://twitter.com/ussoccer_wnt">@ussoccer_wnt</a> <a href="http://t.co/Cr2yhgu8Gv">http://t.co/Cr2yhgu8Gv</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IBelieveThatWeJustWon?src=hash">#IBelieveThatWeJustWon</a> <a href="http://t.co/0OVmnskgSC">pic.twitter.com/0OVmnskgSC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/618065506449399808">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to the USA Women&#39;s Team for being <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/worldcup2015?src=hash">#worldcup2015</a> CHAMPIONS! Well deserved <a href="https://t.co/QjKRuszeO1">https://t.co/QjKRuszeO1</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/617859217899266048">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Victory!!! For <a href="https://twitter.com/ussoccer_wnt">@ussoccer_wnt</a>... Congrats!! </p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/status/617858862184550400">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/ussoccer_wnt">@ussoccer_wnt</a>! We are all proud of you no matter what. The victory is just icing on the cake! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USWNT?src=hash">#USWNT</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/617861380985655297">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/ussoccer_wnt">@ussoccer_wnt</a>!! <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC">@FIFAWWC</a> champs!!!! Now it&#39;s the men&#39;s turn in 3 years!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USA?src=hash">#USA</a></p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/617858509577785344">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats <a href="https://twitter.com/ussoccer_wnt">@ussoccer_wnt</a> you ladies inspired an whole country with yall play. Enjoy being champions you all deserved it. </p>&mdash; Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJSPILLER/status/617858927250788352">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USWNT?src=hash">#USWNT</a> ⚽️ <a href="http://t.co/i9wGZJVVDE">pic.twitter.com/i9wGZJVVDE</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16/status/617868388652584960">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">World Cup Champions <a href="https://twitter.com/ussoccer_wnt">@ussoccer_wnt</a>’s new cover and profile photos are on point <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackAndGold?src=hash">#BlackAndGold</a> <a href="http://t.co/SwXIjVBIFp">pic.twitter.com/SwXIjVBIFp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/617891806810800128">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Khiry Robinson &quot;all good&quot; with role in crowded Saints backfield <a href="http://t.co/mpyiM5suRf">http://t.co/mpyiM5suRf</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/618039095290413056">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Making the Leap continues on with Josh Hill at No. 10. Is he primed for a breakout year?&#10;<a href="http://t.co/LduB5OIAfy">http://t.co/LduB5OIAfy</a> <a href="http://t.co/CKou5tzcOF">pic.twitter.com/CKou5tzcOF</a></p>&mdash; Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/AroundTheNFL/status/618076223768432640">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dannell Ellerbe (<a href="https://twitter.com/ellerbe59">@ellerbe59</a>) makes an appearance with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRock">@TheRock</a> in tonight&#39;s episode of <a href="https://twitter.com/BallersHBO">@BallersHBO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/8B3GGIQSbc">pic.twitter.com/8B3GGIQSbc</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/617882021130416129">July 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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