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Saints wait to hear on suspensions

Updated: September 7, 2009, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- Despite the looming possibility of four-game suspensions for Will Smith and Charles Grant, Saints coach Sean Payton intends to play the starting defensive ends in Sunday's season opener against Detroit -- unless the NFL soon says otherwise.

"We're waiting to hear from the league," Payton said. "Right now we're proceeding with the idea that those two players are playing."

Payton said he hoped to hear something from the league by Tuesday. Otherwise, he would not ...

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