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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said he hasn’t been notified by the NFL about whether defensive end Will Smith will be suspended for the first four games of the season or won’t be.

Although the Saints spread the ball around in their passing offense, Moore deserves to be considered their “No. 2 receiver” behind Marques Colston. And it’s possible that he could challenge Colston for the team lead in receptions, though Colston and tight end Jimmy Graham will still be the likely touchdown leaders.

Jimmy Graham says he knows he’s expected to build on the success he had as a receiving threat for the Saints late last season. The second-year pro and former college basketball player says he also needs to become a complete tight end.

The Houston Texans likely will be without running backs Steve Slaton and Derrick Ward for Saturday’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. Slaton has a hamstring injury and already has been ruled out of the contest. Ward has a concussion and is unlikely to play as the Texans played Sunday.

LeVour could provide valuable dept, not to mentions compete for a starting role. Head coach Sean Payton and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick are good friends that trust each others ability to evaluate talent.

For Ivory the best thing for him to do is to get more time to recover. New Orleans could certainly let him sit on the 53 and do just that, but a more realistic option may be for him to start the season the Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP).

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