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Saints News, 8/31/15: Uncertainty Shrouds Saints Heading into Preseason Finale

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From Lyons Yellin at WWLTV.com: They're 0-3, but we all know that means absolutely nothing. It is only the preseason and the games, well, they obviously don't count. Wins and losses aren't an accurate barometer this time of year; progress is. So the real question has to be: Are the Saints any better than they were at the start of camp? The short answer: It's impossible to tell.

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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>, 31 other teams must trim rosters to 75 by 3pm (CST) Tuesday. Most,however,have already begun. Final 53-man rosters by Sept. 5 @ 3pm</p>&mdash; Lyons Yellin WWL-TV (@LyonsYellin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin/status/638357822707625984">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Frederick, Lorig, Pierce-Brewster should be concerned, according to these snap counts. <a href="https://t.co/CU8XhzKMrR">https://t.co/CU8XhzKMrR</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/638358158671376384">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrus Peat, Stanley Jean-Baptiste lead New Orleans Saints in snaps vs. Texans <a href="http://t.co/67iUdtMXI4">http://t.co/67iUdtMXI4</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/638357710614872064">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First NFL cuts have to be done by tomorrow afternoon, but most clubs will do so today.</p>&mdash; Mike Hoss WWL-TV (@MHossWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/MHossWWL/status/638350264383180800">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: Stock watch: WR Willie Snead stays hot, QB Ryan Griffin goes cold in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; loss <a href="http://t.co/zdo8WUOYVL">http://t.co/zdo8WUOYVL</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/638321462688903168">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">YES!!!!! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottIsaacs">@ScottIsaacs</a>: Sketch artist Jane Rosenberg is ready for another shot at drawing Tom Brady during hearing <a href="http://t.co/QR6MwQSXzo">pic.twitter.com/QR6MwQSXzo</a></p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/638319575390683136">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>, Sean Payton send small but powerful messages to recognize 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina <a href="http://t.co/gaWMvUDSXq">http://t.co/gaWMvUDSXq</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/638320734268338176">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tom Brady Week begins. Unless there&#39;s a settlement - and many think that unlikely - suspension will be upheld or overturned. 4 games or none</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/638307225187024896">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Made the mistake of flipping to MTV for a few min tonight. Please tell me there were no under 18 impressionable minds watching that garbage.</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/status/638214875630563328">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To summarize, this picture adequately describes my feelings about today&#39;s Saints/Texans preaseason game. <a href="http://t.co/UXbw385rbB">pic.twitter.com/UXbw385rbB</a></p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/status/638179763866079232">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Marcus Murphy (<a href="https://twitter.com/mmurphy6">@mmurphy6</a>) on Payton saying he will make the team &quot;It creates fire&quot; (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/sHNNW4iy81">http://t.co/sHNNW4iy81</a> <a href="http://t.co/iDd3BhPN9Z">pic.twitter.com/iDd3BhPN9Z</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638176330094374912">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video recap of the Saints-Texans game: <a href="http://t.co/ljU80DLqcX">http://t.co/ljU80DLqcX</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="http://t.co/rfr1HrVKpx">pic.twitter.com/rfr1HrVKpx</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638175069710217216">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton&#39;s postgame press conference (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/ixkWcTspsq">http://t.co/ixkWcTspsq</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsGameday?src=hash">#SaintsGameday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HOUvsNO?src=hash">#HOUvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/fRgstICt91">pic.twitter.com/fRgstICt91</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/638169436143362048">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Uncertainty shrouds Saints heading into preseason finale
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

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New Orleans Saints position battles: WR Willie Snead gets first-team snaps vs. Texans | NOLA.com
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New Orleans Saints err on the side of caution with starters in preseason: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
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Transcript of Coach Payton's press conference

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Transcript of player interviews

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Transcript of interviews with Texans players

Sean Payton wants Saints rookie QB Garrett Grayson to pick up the pace - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Sean Payton was critical of Garrett Grayson's tempo after he played almost the entire second half of Sunday's 27-13 preseason loss to the Texans.

Edwin Baker talks about his long TD run
Edwin Baker recaps the New Orleans Saints vs Houston Texans game on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Video by Ashley Amoss

Delvin Breaux talks about his first Superdome game
Delvin Breaux recaps the New Orleans Saints vs Houston Texans game on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints video)

Snead talks about his chances to make the roster
Willie Snead talks about is chances to make the 53-man roster. Video by Alex Restrepo. (New Orleans Saints video)

Thoughts on Saints 27-13 Loss to the Texans | The Saints Nation

Murphy reacts to Payton saying he will make team
Rookie Marcus Murphy reacts to Sean Payton saying his postgame press conference that he will make the team. Video by Alex Restrepo

Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints Highlights
The Houston Texans visit the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 of the 2015 NFL Preseason

Penalties still problematic for Saints - Black and Gold

Sean Payton says Ryan Griffin will get more time against Green Bay - Black and Gold

Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri carted off sideline - Black and Gold

Kenny Vaccaro only surprise among list of Saints out for Texans game - Black and Gold

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints give middle-of-the-road performance - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
After playing to the extremes in their first two preseason games, the Saints had a middle-of-the-road performance in losing to the Texans.

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