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Bridgewater on staying: Saints 'made football fun'

METAIRIE, La. -- Of course Teddy Bridgewater took time to consider the Miami Dolphins in free agency this week.

For one thing, Miami is his hometown. For another, they were the only NFL team with a starting quarterback vacancy.

But neither was enough to lure Bridgewater away from the New Orleans Saints, who obviously made quite an impression on the 26-year-old quarterback after acquiring him in a trade late last August.

"I told my agents every time that I talked to them that I haven't stopped smiling since I arrived," said Bridgewater, who signed a one-year, $7.