Training camp

Chris Banjo
WWL.com
Seth Dunlap
August 03, 2019 - 7:26 pm
"I've got a little wedding cake. A little wedding cake. A little strawberry. Watermelon. I like to diversify a little bit." Chris Banjo was describing the flavor of snoball he was eating after practice, but he's also diversified his skill set on the field. Banjo has become a special teams ace for...
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Kristian Garic
August 03, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Bobby Hebert, the first quarterback to lead the Saints to the playoffs, was amped by the performance of Drew Brees and the Saints offense today. Hebert boasts, “This is by far the best day of practice for the Saints offense.” Seven days into Saints training camp, the defense was grabbing most of...
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Bobby Hebert and Deuce McAllister
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Kristian Garic
August 02, 2019 - 6:09 pm
The Saints are well into training camp and expanding the basic install of offensive and defensive plays/packages. Today the team focused on Red Zone run period. The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert looked on with a watchful eye. “The defense with their run fits were pretty stout against the run. Overall I...
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Teddy Bridgewater
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Seth Dunlap
August 01, 2019 - 2:16 pm
It was less than a year ago when the Saints made a trade with the Jets to acquire quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The team had a need for a solid, veteran backup to Drew Brees and paid a fairly heft price, a third round draft pick, to get Bridgewater in New Orleans. Bridgewater could have been the...
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Marcus Sherels
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Seth Dunlap
July 30, 2019 - 10:09 pm
Two of the most intriguing battles unfolding at Saints training camp are those for the kick and punt return jobs. Head coach Sean Payton has been open about his desire to improve those two areas this season as the Saints try to make another push to a Super Bowl. The team signed Marcus Sherels this...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws to running back Alvin Kamara (41) during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Kristian Garic
July 30, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Early in training camp it’s never a good idea to formulate concrete opinions on any one player or coach… except for the stars. However, there have been some interesting observations that could lead to a finite conclusion at the end of training camp. Here are the five things I am thinking about. I...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth (95) and defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) and defensive end Geneo Grissom (99) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) look on during training camp at the Ochsner Sport
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Kristian Garic
July 30, 2019 - 4:54 pm
This is an exciting part of training camp, getting to evaluate the offensive and defensive lines with pads on. Today the big guys up front on the defensive line made their presence felt. “A handful of times it forced to Drew (Brees) where he couldn’t step into this throws,” said The Cajun Cannon...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints center Erik McCoy (78) participates in a drill during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Seth Dunlap
July 29, 2019 - 7:19 pm
NFL training camp is always a bit of a hard knock life for any rookie. Heck, there’s a hit television show that covers camp aptly named around that idea. It can be even more difficult for a newcomer at center, especially one who is expected to step in and replace an All-Pro. That’s the task in...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Butler (17) catches a pass over defensive back Kayvon Webster (39) during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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Seth Dunlap
July 28, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Today was the unofficial, official start of Saints training camp as the pads came on and the players were able to hit each other a bit at practice. For all of the talk about lessening the brutal physicality of football, let’s be honest; it’s not the same sport without guys running into each other...
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Jul 28, 2019; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Butler (17) catches a pass during training camp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
Derek E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports
Kristian Garic
July 28, 2019 - 2:27 pm
In the first few days of Saints training camp I find myself writing the number 17 down a lot. Emmanuel Butler is the rookie who wears that Black & Gold jersey. The young wide receiver does something noticeable and positive nearly every day. Butler’s not flashy; he’s quiet and humble. All...
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