METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead has been suspended the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.? The suspension stems from an offseason DUI charge. Snead was originally suspended four games, but that dropped to three after appeal. “Obviously it’s unfortunate, and I think knowing Willie, a bit surprising. So we kind of go from there,” coach Sean Payton said. “Obviously when it involves a player suspension to start the season … you have to adjust your roster accordingly,” Payton said. “But we are aware of it, on top of it, and that will factor into how we go into planning the early part of this season.” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in a statement: “We are aware of the news regarding Willie Snead’s suspension. Our focus is on finalizing our roster and preparing for the beginning of the 2017 regular season and working with the players on our team.” …

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