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Saints' Bell rings a late-round tune

Updated: September 1, 2009, 3:30 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is well aware that Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush haven't played very much this preseason, but Payton doesn't seem so concerned.

Thomas is still the back I'm most interested in, as I've touted him all summer as a third-round fantasy pick. He has been slowed by lingering knee problems after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament recently. Bush had offseason knee surgery but appears healthy, and it looks like the Saints are treating him with kid gloves because of who he is.

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