Nov 12, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates his touchdown with running back Mark Ingram (22) during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field.

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Close Saints team a big reason for success on the field

Plus a daily Saints injury report

Kristian Garic
November 16, 2017 - 9:21 pm

​So much is made about team chemistry at times in NFL locker rooms.  However, make no mistake about it, a team that cares for one another as human beings typically has more success then teams that don't.  Chemistry can be over rated to a degree but in the case of the Saints it matters according to RB Mark Ingram.

"We care about each other, we like to see each other having success.  Guys are unselfish, and want to win games. That is what it takes to have good comradery. We hang out together in the off season," Ingram said. 

This team doesn't just show up at work and practice, they're doing things outside the building that matter like birthday parties, combining family gatherings. Chemistry can sound like fluff, but in the case of the Saints it matters.

"I know this, if I know a player off the field and what makes him tick it makes it a lot easier to hold him accountable and play with him simply because you don't want to let him down, and he won't want to let you down," explained former Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte. 

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was added to the Thursday injury report with a back injury. He was limited today in practice.  I don't think it's anything significant to worry about with Cam. S Kenny Vaccaro (groing) missed practice today after being limited yesterday.  LB A.J Klein (ankle) also didn't practice. The Washington Redskins however listed 18 players on their injury report.      ​

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