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Rookie Vaccaro and veteran Graham mix it up

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The Saints were hoping for a little more toughness in a defense that gave up more yardage than any team in history last year and first round pick Kenny Vaccaro showed some Monday at training camp.  One one pass play to Jimmy Graham, Vaccaro worked to wrestle the ball away all the way to the ground and even through the tackle.  He then tossed the ball at Graham, which hit him in the head and Graham took exception, but only for a moment.

Vaccaro said after practice that he and Graham are fine, but he has no plans to tone things down, unless one of the coaches asks him to do so.  That's not likely since Vaccaro is doing exactly what they drafted him to do and they'd probably like him to ramp it up, but against opponents, not teammates.

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