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Saints News, 9/14/15: Kenny Phillips to Return to Saints

From Nick Underhill at The Advocate: The veteran safety will rejoin the Saints after being released last week, according to Fox Sports. The move comes after safety Rafael Bush suffered a chest injury during Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The only other free safety on the roster, Jairus Byrd, is working his way back from a knee injury. Strong safety Jamarca Sanford played free safety against the Cardinals after Bush was injured.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton said &quot;most teams would punt in that situation&quot; you know what Sean? Saints were more fun when you weren&#39;t like &#39;most&#39; teams</p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/status/643253861914800128">September 14, 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> Sean Payton said he thinks most teams would punt when Saints did, 4th and 6 from their own 7, trailing by... <a href="http://t.co/JbrA9zhI6Y">http://t.co/JbrA9zhI6Y</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/643209763170349056">September 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you guys for the support, 1st Game was amazing... tough pill to swallow but we will continue to build as a team <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> ...</p>&mdash; Delvin Chip Breaux (@BreauxShow24) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreauxShow24/status/643230087861526528">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Line judge in Denver still hospitalized with collapsed lung after taking hard shot during Broncos-Ravens game <a href="http://t.co/pwZ0TfYzBU">http://t.co/pwZ0TfYzBU</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/643430616403460097">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton will speak with the media around 11:30 am CT. Watch Live: <a href="http://t.co/GBImkoAxPZ">http://t.co/GBImkoAxPZ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/uslfbStbKx">pic.twitter.com/uslfbStbKx</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/643426116674428928">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Who did the Saints trust in the red zone yesterday. Just about no one. That&#39;s an issue. <a href="https://t.co/M2xbNPJujz">https://t.co/M2xbNPJujz</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/643416283405418496">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3-minute video recap of the Saints-Cardinals game: <a href="http://t.co/Uq1ovr19Rx">http://t.co/Uq1ovr19Rx</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="http://t.co/C4SVEfawML">pic.twitter.com/C4SVEfawML</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/643400156335894528">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Giants&#39; plane didn&#39;t leave Dallas until after 4 am due to a mechanical issue. Adds insult to injury....</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/643380918556581888">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Never mind elite, Peyton Manning describes his performance in opener as "fair" <a href="http://t.co/XHPkm6Gt0H">http://t.co/XHPkm6Gt0H</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/643378602625630208">September 14, 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> won&#39;t be seeing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cowboys?src=hash">#Cowboys</a> at full strength in Week 4. <a href="https://t.co/W0tKnQNcCp">https://t.co/W0tKnQNcCp</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/643369695429664768">September 14, 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/7xvO0jOYGQ">http://t.co/7xvO0jOYGQ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsGameday?src=hash">#SaintsGameday</a> <a href="http://t.co/94Gxfu6kwy">pic.twitter.com/94Gxfu6kwy</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/643290641829654528">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As always, thank you to the fans that welcomed us home at the airport! Win or lose, always there! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsGameday?src=hash">#SaintsGameday</a> <a href="http://t.co/ifVyu6UYWf">pic.twitter.com/ifVyu6UYWf</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/643285812893908992">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Red zone failures stick out in New Orleans Saints loss to Cardinals <a href="http://t.co/rJR3cNEkDS">http://t.co/rJR3cNEkDS</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> <a href="http://t.co/hC2fIB1Udj">pic.twitter.com/hC2fIB1Udj</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/643275109105405952">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Report: Kenny Phillips to return to Saints - Black and Gold

Kicker Zach Hocker perfect in New Orleans Saints' imperfect debut - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Zach Hocker might have been the New Orleans Saints' most consistent performer during Sunday's 31-19 loss.

Pass coverage stats vs. Arizona Cardinals - Black and Gold

8 things for New Orleans Saints to fix after opening loss at Arizona | NOLA.com
Next game is home Sunday against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What We Liked and DIDN'T Like About Saints Loss to Arizona
During the Saints' loss at Arizona, there were several things to like and not to like that happened throughout the game, and these are some of them

Saints player postgame interviews after the Arizona Cardinals game
Drew Brees, Delvin Breaux, Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman spoke after the game

Late coaching decisions define Cardinals' 31-19-win
Arians, Payton make late coaching decisions that lead to Arizona win

Delvin Breaux on what he learned in first game
Delvin Breaux speaks with reporters after the Saints-Cardinals game. Video by Alex Restrepo

Brandon Coleman on scoring his first TD
Brandon Coleman speaks with reporters after the Saints-Cardinals game

Colston: "We hava lot of areas to improve"
Marques Colston speaks with reporters after the Saints-Cardinals game. Video by Alex Restrepo

Sean Payton's postgame press conference in Arizona
Sean Payton talks with reporters after Sunday's regular season opener. Video by Alex Restrepo

Drew Brees' postgame interview vs Cardinals
Drew Brees' postgame interview in Arizona. Video by Alex Restrepo

Saints vs. Cardinals highlights
The New Orleans Saints visit the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season

John DeShazier: Red zone struggles stick out in New Orleans Saints loss to Cardinals
Saints were 1 of 4 in the red zone

Saints' Sean Payton, Drew Brees stand by decision to punt - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Sean Payton and Drew Brees stood by their decision to punt with 1 minute, 58 seconds remaining, still trailing the Arizona Cardinals by five points.

New Orleans Saints falter in red zone in first game minus Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
One game is a small sample size, but the New Orleans Saints sure seemed to miss Jimmy Graham in their season-opening to the Arizona Cardinals.

New Orleans Saints' roster includes 11 rookies, 21 newcomers - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints will head into Sunday's season opener at the Arizona Cardinals with nearly half of the roster different from last year.

Saints settle for field goals in 31-19 loss to Cardinals
Failure to score touchdowns costs New Orleans in opening 31-19 loss to Arizona

Cardinals make plays late, beat Saints 31-19 | ProFootballTalk
Much like the grass they were playing on, the Cardinals had some rough spots. But Carson Palmer was sharp at the right times, and they were able to hang on for a 31-19 win over the Saints.

Yellin: Saints have reasons for concern
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

Saints faithful see signs of hope in loss
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

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NFL News

Smallest home opener crowd in 20 years watches Rams win | ProFootballTalk
The Rams won one of the weekend's wildest games, beating the Seahawks in overtime Sunday. The smallest crowd for a home opener since the Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 was there to see it. As Jim Thomas wrote in the St.

NFL morning after: Reactions and Overreactions in Week One | ProFootballTalk
Whether your team won or lost on Sunday, the best advice I can give you is this: Don't overreact to Week One. Here's a little story about how wrong our perceptions can be after Week One of the NFL season: The best defense I've ever seen was that of the 1985 Chicago Bears.

Marcus Mariota: "It’s just the first game" | ProFootballTalk
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn't particularly impressed with himself after throwing four touchdown passes in his first career start on Sunday. Mariota had a perfect passer rating of 158.3, but when he was asked what his performance means, he simply said, "It means we’re 1-0.

Dez Bryant breaks bone in foot, likely to have surgery | ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys rallied for an improbable win over the Giants late Sunday night, but the team lost star wide receiver Dez Bryant to a broken bone in his foot in the fourth quarter.

Fan seriously injured after falling over rail at Broncos game | ProFootballTalk
A fan fell over a railing at Sports Authority Field, and suffered serious injuries last night. According to Tom McGhee of the Denver Post, police are investigating the fall, and there is no indication of foul play. "The man went over the railing," said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson.