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Hartley thanks Saints, fans on way out

Hartley thanks Saints, fans on way out

ESPN.com nola.com Updated Dec 18, 2013
METAIRIE, La. – Kicker Garrett Hartley made some gracious parting comments on Twitter on Wednesday night after being released by the New Orleans Saints a day earlier. Hartley spent parts of six seasons with the Saints, beginning in 2008. It was a dramat…
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  • Saints VS Panthers : Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

    Saints VS Panthers : Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

    saintsgab.com Dec 18, 2013
    If the players weren’t convinced that Sean Payton meant what he said after the humiliating loss to the Rams last week, they are now. When Payton gives a wake up call, he doesn’t mess around, gone are Garrett Hartley and Chris Carr while Charles Brown ha…
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  • NFL fans brace for the final two weeks

    NFL fans brace for the final two weeks

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Fans of playoff contenders are smacking each other around on Instagram
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  • Win against Saints key for Newton MVP talk

    Win against Saints key for Newton MVP talk

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is to become a serious candidate for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award, Sunday will be the big test. A victory over quarterback Drew Brees, already a serious candidate, and the New Orlean…
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  • New Orleans Saints ready to roll with rookie Terron Armstead as…

    New Orleans Saints ready to roll with rookie Terron Armstead as their new left tackle

    nola.com ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    Terron Armstead says he has never stopped fighting for a starting job with Charles Brown.
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  • New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush misses Wednesday's practi…

    New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush misses Wednesday's practice

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Josh Hill, Keyunta Dawson, Roman Harper were limited
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  • Game of the Week: Will the Saints-Panthers rematch have a diffe…

    Game of the Week: Will the Saints-Panthers rematch have a different result?

    yahoo.com Dec 18, 2013
    When the Carolina Panthers met the New Orleans Saints a couple weeks ago, nothing went right for the Panthers. The Saints dismantled them in a 31-13 win. Carolina's chances of winning the NFC South seemed to slip away that night. Then the Rams blew out …
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  • Saints injury list: short and sweet

    Saints injury list: short and sweet

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints are coming off of their most disappointing loss of the season at St. Louis last Sunday. But at least they have their health. Only one player missed practice for the Saints on Wednesday: backup safety Rafael Bush (…
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  • New Orleans Saints chat with Katherine Terrell at 12:30 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints chat with Katherine Terrell at 12:30 p.m.

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Brown benched, Armstead next man up: Come talk all things Saints
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  • What the media are saying about the Carolina Panthers

    What the media are saying about the Carolina Panthers

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    Coach Ron Rivera urges a Carolina Panthers fans 'call to arms' vs. Saints
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  • The 20 Best Fan-Designed Logos For The 2014 Charlotte Hornets

    The 20 Best Fan-Designed Logos For The 2014 Charlotte Hornets

    dimemag.com Dec 18, 2013
    The Charlotte Bobcats will unveil the franchise’s new “Hornets” logo at halftime of a Dec. 21 game against the Jazz, according to a statement from the team. This comes months after Michael Jordan announced the organization was returning to the “Hornets”…
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  • Hardy needs to exploit Saints rookie tackle

    Hardy needs to exploit Saints rookie tackle

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I know what Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy probably will say later today when asked about the New Orleans Saints giving rookie Terron Armstead his first NFL start at left tackle for Sunday's game. He's an NFL player. You t…
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  • Drew Brees' passing game vs. the St. Louis Rams: Infographic

    Drew Brees' passing game vs. the St. Louis Rams: Infographic

    nola.com Dec 18, 2013
    A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams Sunday
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  • Saints replacing left tackle with rookie for Panthers game

    Saints replacing left tackle with rookie for Panthers game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 18, 2013
    It’s not too late to make an example of someone. So on the eve of their biggest game of the regular season, the Saints are taking the dramatic step of replacing their left tackle. Saints coach Sean Payton just told reporters (and the team tweeted out th…
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  • Bulletin board fodder not enough vs. Saints

    Bulletin board fodder not enough vs. Saints

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    Not to call out the Carolina Panthers' secondary -- that is how New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes prefaced his comment last week -- but they will need more than bulletin board fodder to stop New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.…
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  • Film study: Reviewing Saints defense

    Film study: Reviewing Saints defense

    ESPN.com Dec 18, 2013
    For the New Orleans Saints defense, Sunday's 27-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams was all about big plays. The ones they gave up -- and the ones they failed to make. The Saints defense had terrible breakdowns during four back-breaking big plays by the Rams …
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  • Video - Trail Blazers Are For Real 03:39

    Trail Blazers Are For Real

    Dec 18
    George Karl on the the keys to the Trail Blazers early success.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-CAR 00:48

    Countdown Daily Prediction: NO-CAR

    Dec 18
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for New Orleans at Carolina.
  • Video - Saints Shakeup 01:24

    Saints Shakeup

    Dec 18
    Pedro Gomez reports from Metairie, La., where the Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley and signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham.
  • Video - Davis Returns To Pelicans 01:18

    Davis Returns To Pelicans

    Dec 18
    Cassidy Hubbarth and George Karl on the return of Pelicans center Anthony Davis.

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