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Kamara misses 2nd straight Saints practice, Ramczyk and Thomas leave with trainers

Steve Geller
August 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm

The Saints went through their 14th practice of training camp in Monday.  Before hitting the field outside, they warmed up a little longer than usual in their indoor facility to limit their exposure to the brutal heat. There were 11 players not seen taking part in warmups or drills:

RB Alvin Kamara,

LB Alex Anzalone

FB Michael Burton

WR Keith Kirkwood

TE Garrett Griffin

TE Alize Mack

C Will Clapp

T Terron Armstead

OL Ethan Greenidge

CB/RS Marcus Sherels

DB Saquan Hampton

Corner Marcus Lattimore was seen wearing a red no-contact jersey for a second consecutive day and did not take part in any drills.  Two new players were added to the roster.  Fullback Shane Smith is wearing the #44 and offensive lineman Chris Clark is #79. 

2 big names leave practice field with trainers

Kamara and Armstead both missed their 2nd straight day of practice and some more star power was seen leaving the field today.  Tackle Ryan Ramczyk and wide receiver Michael Thomas walked off with trainers with unknown issues. Neither seemed to be walking in any pain; Thomas left right at the end of practice as the team lined up to run sprints.

Guess who had another highlight catch?

If you said undrafted rookie receiver Emmanuel Butler…you are correct!  During the indoor portion of practice, Butler ran a go-route and dove to make a great grab with TJ Green in solid coverage. Everyone in the media is anxious to see what Butler does this week when joint practices begin with the LA Chargers.  He missed preseason game #1 so Sunday will mark his NFL debut. 

Hendrickson hotter than the heat

It seems as if Trey Hendrickson heard all the criticism around him entering training camp.  The 2017 3rd round draft pick’s development in the pros has been hampered by injuries and this year’s camp was viewed as a big one for the defensive end. Not only has he picked up his production as a pass rusher, but is playing with an “I don’t give a damn” attitude.  He got into his 2nd shuffle of training camp, this time with offensive lineman Nick Easton. The incident was nothing major, just a lot of pushing and shoving. But, Hendrickson’s mean streak is a welcome addition to the defense as long as he doesn’t commit any stupid penalties.

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