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Saints News, 8/9/16: Saints Hold Join Practice With Patriots

The Saints finally got some external competition Tuesday, holding a joint practice with the New England Patriots. An annual event of sorts, this year it comes two days before the opening preseason matchup.

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Saints News

Sean Payton on Tuesday's Saints-Patriots joint training camp practice
Video and quotes from Tuesday's media availability

Sean Payton recaps Saints-Patriots practice

Sean Payton recaps the first joint Saints-Patriots practice. Video by Brendan Hasset (New Orleans Saints video)

New Orleans Saints rookie DT Sheldon Rankins picks off Tom Brady - New Orleans Saints Blog- ESPN

Saints rookie Sheldon Rankins showed some athleticism in Tuesday's workout with the Patriots, pulling in an interception off Tom Brady.

Drew Brees outduels Tom Brady, young corners shine and other Saints-Patriots practice observations | NOLA.com

Sean Payton’s enjoying his job, which he thinks will be his last one | ProFootballTalk

For the last few years, speculation about Sean Payton's future have been a staple of the offseason, like "best shape of his life" stories from training camp.

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NFL News

Chiefs camp report, Aug. 9: Ross Travis shows potential, cornerbacks make plays | The Kansas City Star

The highlights from the Chiefs’ training camp practice Tuesday in St. Joseph, along with an injury report and Wednesday’s schedule. Tight end Ross Travis continues to impress coaches with his athleticism and ball skills, while several cornerbacks made plays.

Jaguars remember former OL coach as fiery competitor, close friend | jacksonville.com

George Yarno was remembered as a fiery competitor and close friend Tuesday, just hours after the Jaguars confirmed the team’s former offensive line coach died Monday at the age of 58 following a long battle with stomach cancer."We had a tough night last night," said coach Gus Bradley, who was clearly still emotional about the passing. "He touched so many people’s lives, so many players’ lives and coaches’ lives in the NFL and college, wherever he coached."

Ryan Fitzpatrick could shave beard for Larry David - NFL.com

I have no idea what's going on with Ryan Fitzpatrick's hair situation anymore. Neither does Larry David.

Tim Tebow offered minor league baseball contract by Schaumburg Boomers | CSN Chicago

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow was offered a minor league contract by the Schaumburg Boomers minor league baseball team on Tuesday.

Poll of NFL coaches and GMs shows that Patriots QB Tom Brady is still considered the best - Pats Pulpit

The Patriots quarterback was voted the best in the league by talent evaluators