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Saints News, 9/15/15: Saints Having Player Tryouts During Team Off-day

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A source says they are trying out former Falcons OT Jake Rodgers. It's very likely they'll have other players at other positions also stop by. This doesn't mean they're looking to overhaul their roster after week 1. Just standard procedure to develop a call-list if future player injuries dictate a need at certain positions.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Source: Saints trying out former Falcons tackle Jake Rodgers today <a href="https://t.co/7zVYqkM352">https://t.co/7zVYqkM352</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/FootballPost">@footballpost</a></p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL/status/643783662337523712">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees is on today&#39;s Sesame Street. Teaching us how to measure. Resume with your day. This sketch sure has some staying power.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/643790410985304064">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video recap of yesterday&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> news by <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> <a href="http://t.co/h99pClrrgl">http://t.co/h99pClrrgl</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/AcmeOyster">@AcmeOyster</a> <a href="http://t.co/3esEp51TKa">pic.twitter.com/3esEp51TKa</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/643788803631673344">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Drew Brees, Tom Brady closing in on 400 career touchdown passes <a href="http://t.co/KyixjfanQR">http://t.co/KyixjfanQR</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/643782317186527232">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton did the research, 4th-down decision would still be coin flip <a href="http://t.co/arKkRM58c0">http://t.co/arKkRM58c0</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/643760359040491520">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> receivers aren&#39;t very good.</p>&mdash; Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/643440845790781441">September 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints Happy Hour Podcast: Is Marques Colston officially done? - <a href="http://t.co/yVzy9XLHKx">http://t.co/yVzy9XLHKx</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/643746404658216960">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reggie Bush’s calf injury might keep him out in a short week, but isn’t believed to be serious <a href="http://t.co/bff1Wvsz6k">http://t.co/bff1Wvsz6k</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/643727934499487744">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Awake for no apparent reason</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/status/643704526118121476">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great team win tonight guys played strong and aggressive all night it was fun to watch can&#39;t wait to get healthy and back on the field</p>&mdash; Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieBush/status/643680215361712128">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Falcons locker-room signs read FAST &amp; PHYSICAL and ALL ABOUT THE BALL. They were that tonight: <a href="http://t.co/oiIL3pvPxy">http://t.co/oiIL3pvPxy</a> <a href="http://t.co/KXC2lfsvOo">pic.twitter.com/KXC2lfsvOo</a></p>&mdash; Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybusbee/status/643634777866829824">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"No, seriously, I’m having fun. That’s why I’m smiling.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/kNsktVRzn9">pic.twitter.com/kNsktVRzn9</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation (@SBNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/643627096980516864">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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