S Isa Abdul-Quddus played with the first-team defense on the first day of training camp. Then he was bumped back to the third team when the free-agent veterans returned to practice. "What helped me out was that I got to watch the veterans and see how the defense ran," Abdul-Quddus said.

S Isa Abdul-Quddus played with the first-team defense on the first day of training camp. Then he was bumped back to the third team when the free-agent veterans returned to practice. “What helped me out was that I got to watch the veterans and see how the defense ran,” Abdul-Quddus said

Drew Brees said he realizes that even though this is Week 1, there will be plenty of chatter surrounding Thursday night’s game vs. the Packers as already having playoff implications. “We see ourselves as a great team, a contender,” Brees said. “They see themselves as a great team, a contender. It’s just one game.”

Drew Brees said he realizes that even though this is Week 1, there will be plenty of chatter surrounding Thursday night’s game vs. the Packers as already having playoff implications. “We see ourselves as a great team, a contender,” Brees said. “They see themselves as a great team, a contender. It’s just one game.&rdquo

S Isa Abdul-Quddus was the only undrafted rookie free agent remaining on the roster after the final cuts were made Saturday. "I just wanted to learn something every day," Abdul-Quddus said. "I knew to make this team that I would have to make plays on special teams and learn the playbook as fast as I can."

S Isa Abdul-Quddus was the only undrafted rookie free agent remaining on the roster after the final cuts were made Saturday. “I just wanted to learn something every day,” Abdul-Quddus said. “I knew to make this team that I would have to make plays on special teams and learn the playbook as fast as I ..

CB Tracy Porter on those doubting the defense after the preseason: “They don’t know the schematics of what we do during the preseason vs. what we do during the regular season. They’re going to panic. They’re going to have their doubts. At the end of the day in this locker room, we know what type of players that we have.”

CB Tracy Porter on those doubting the defense after the preseason: “They don’t know the schematics of what we do during the preseason vs. what we do during the regular season. They’re going to panic. They’re going to have their doubts. At the end of the day in this locker room, we know what type ..

Brees Previews Packers

The Saints QB talks about the challenges the Green Bay Packers defense brings

Drew Brees on playing in another NFL season opener: “It is a media and fan spectacle with all the stuff going on and the unveiling of the championship banner and all those things. I guess the biggest thing is understanding that we need to hunker down and eliminate distractions. Focus on the game.”

Drew Brees on playing in another NFL season opener: “It is a media and fan spectacle with all the stuff going on and the unveiling of the championship banner and all those things. I guess the biggest thing is understanding that we need to hunker down and eliminate distractions. Focus on the game.&rdquo

Saints Sign Eight Players to Practice Squad

The New Orleans Saints have signed eight players to their practice squad after clearing waivers this morning. They are LB Nate Bussey, QB Sean Canfield, TE Michael Higgins, CB Terrail Lambert, DT Swanson Miller, LS Kyle Nelson, C Cecil Newton and WR Andy Tanner. Can’t say I’m surprised by any of these names. Glad they were able to hold on to Nate Bussey after a good training ..

Saints fill practice squad

The New Orleans signed seventh-round pick Nate Bussey, quarterback Sean Canfield and six others to the practice squad Sunday