Early revelations about Saints after a week of training camp


Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:27:52 GMT
BY TED LEWIS
tlewis@theadvocate.com

WEST SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — And on the seventh day, the Saints rested.
A week after arriving here for training camp, the players, at least, had Tuesday off.
Not so much, probably, for the staff, which in addition to the ongoing evaluation of the curren..

No excuses


Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:27:52 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Akiem Hicks isn’t the type to make excuses.
The big defensive end played through an ankle injury last year, a problem that nagged and lingered and eventually landed him on injured reserve for the season finale. An ankle inj..

Learning on the job


Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:05:26 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — The first week of training camp has been a learning experience for Andrus Peat.
Those lessons haven’t always been gentle.
He’s become the subject of commentary about his action or inaction, just as it is for any first-roun..

It’s a perfect fit


Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:51:27 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Over the course of his five-team, 25-year career, Morten Andersen played in more games than anyone in NFL history.
But, Andersen said Monday upon being named the fourth person to join the Saints Ring of Honor, there was no m..

Colston reflects on 2006 training camp with Saints


Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:24:03 GMT
By TEd LEWIS and Joel a. Erickson
Advocate sportswriters

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — On the day Morten Andersen’s name was announced as the next to the added to the Saints Ring of Honor, a potential honoree deferred when asked about his future worthiness.
“That’s not my choice,” Marques Colston, the team’s ..

‘Serious about football’


Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:14:47 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Parys Haralson knows what great middle linebackers look like.
He was in San Francisco when the 49ers drafted both Patrick Willis and Navorro Bowman. Curtis Lofton roamed the middle of the Saints defense the past two years. ..

There is life after 40


Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:18:42 GMT
By Ted Lewis
tlewis@theadvocate.com

For the Superdome, 40 is the new 30. And that promises to extend the stadium’s viability for at least another two decades.
An ongoing post-Katrina interior remodeling combined with an exterior makeover, plus a level of cooperation with the principal tenan..

Coleman keeps climbing


Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:51:47 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — After Sunday’s practice wrapped up and he finished milling about, Brandon Coleman put his head down, walked across the field and picked up his pads. He then took up a few more steps, bent over and scooped up Marques Colston’..

Henderson, Hokie offer observations from Saints camp


Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:27:46 GMT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — On this postcard perfect Sunday morning, Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan are having an animated discussion over whether Wu-Tang Clan or Lil Wayne was the better choice of the musical selection to drown out the chimes coming fr..

Defensive tackle Richardson making strong impression


Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:35:56 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson
Advocate sportswriters

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Every year, an undrafted free agent comes out of nowhere to make the Saints’ 53-man roster.
Bobby Richardson is already forcing his way into the mix.
Four days into training camp, Richardson, a defensive tackle from Indiana..