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Saints News, 8/7/15: C.J. Spiller, Tim Lelito, Akiem Hicks out of Saints Scrimmage

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From The Advocate: Three key Saints have not been spotted at practice as New Orleans warms up for its Black & Gold scrimmage. C.J. Spiller, Tim Lelito and Akiem Hicks are not out at practice, joining a list of players who won’t get full work due to injury. Wide receiver Jalen Saunders, cornerback P.J. Williams and tight end Jack Tabb, who was carted off Thursday, are also not at practice. Wide receiver Brandon Coleman, tight end Josh Hill and tight end Kevin Brock are in pads, but appear to be limited. Keenan Lewis, Anthony Spencer and Dannell Ellerbe are in pads, but may be limited to different levels of play.

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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> LBs Anthony Spencer, Dannell Ellerbe running off to side today. In pads but not doing full-team work yet.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629658997268869122">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sunseri likely with a pick six. Incredible play. Poor throw by Grayson</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629658649300979712">August 7, 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 D has actually held up very well. Only gave up one TD today. And nothing has come against CBs Lewis, Browner.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629657106141081601">August 7, 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 D shuts down Starting O (led by McCown), finished with Rafael Bush, Kyle Wilson PBU against Colston.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629655971783176192">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nice cutback run by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Mark Ingram, followed by TD pass from McCown to Ingram. Andrus Peat looked good when I watched him on that drive</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629655126119198720">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fantastic cut and run by Ingram. Looks quick. Interior d line gashed there</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629654920841572352">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heavy dose of Luke McCown to Benjamin Watson on latest series <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gotoguy?src=hash">#gotoguy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629654549985390592">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jordan would&#39;ve had a sack there. Cam has been in backfield a lot. Edebali too</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629654519018856449">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">False start Strief. 3rd pre snap penalty by offense</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629653581214404608">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Punt drill. Brandin Cooks back to return <a href="http://t.co/26QIFLLnTR">pic.twitter.com/26QIFLLnTR</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629653214124744704">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Garrett Grayson looking mediocre</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629652735886028800">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">R. J. Harris with the catch of the day. Sick diving grab. Ref threw pi flag and he still caught it. Rob Ryan &quot;wake the F up&quot;</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629652167842996224">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More substitution issues with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> third-string D. Rob Ryan&#39;s anger being heard. Somewhat typical for first scrimmage, but frustrating</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629651618905124864">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cam Jordan hits Griffin as he throws. 1st team defense dominated 2nd offense</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629650332361080832">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hawthorne looks real solid in coverage and diagnosing play</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629650059349651456">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Patriots">@Patriots</a> owner Robert Kraft greets Tom Benson at the photo op with <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF">@ProFootballHOF</a> members <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PFHOF15?src=hash">#PFHOF15</a> <a href="http://t.co/1Gpp2FeSjS">pic.twitter.com/1Gpp2FeSjS</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/629649874385022976">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sloppy start from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> 2nd offense vs starting D. CB Delvin Breaux with deep PBU but should&#39;ve had INT vs Ryan Griffin.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629649578489421824">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And an easy TD fade pass from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Drew Brees to Marques Colston over Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Brees&#39; original go-to guy.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629648145820086272">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Two third-down conversions for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> offense on opening drive, tight throw from Brees to Colston, easy one to Watson. 2 catches for Watson</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629647871030226944">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brees to Watson is happening a lot</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629647782903726081">August 7, 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> kickers both 3-for-3 in FG attempts. This time Zach Hocker kicked with first unit, Dustin Hopkins with second.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629645978623152128">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don&#39;t see <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> RB CJ Spiller out here. Not sure if it&#39;s injury-related. Shame if he&#39;s not participating in scrimmage.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629643556928536576">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cool dad. he wants to see Saints scrimmage &amp; daughter has her play-dough <a href="http://t.co/xKuqsEEZZh">pic.twitter.com/xKuqsEEZZh</a></p>&mdash; Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGellerWWL/status/629641201877188608">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Check that, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> TE Josh Hill in shorts and shells, so he&#39;ll be limited. LT Terron Armstead is in full pads, though.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/629640898293444608">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/buffalobills">@buffalobills</a> legend Marv Levy stops to say hello to Mr. &amp; Mrs. Benson at the <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF">@ProFootballHOF</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PFHOF15?src=hash">#PFHOF15</a> <a href="http://t.co/N7tzvehFlp">pic.twitter.com/N7tzvehFlp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/629639867090268160">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crowd is night and day from a year ago for scrimmage. Much much less in attendance.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/629639309067452417">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At the <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF">@ProFootballHOF</a>: Tom Benson sees Willie Roaf. Roaf says he shows his <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Ring of Honor ring to everyone <a href="http://t.co/I0wqQB6ziv">pic.twitter.com/I0wqQB6ziv</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/629634141785563136">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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