Photos: Saints pre-season

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:54:40 GMTThe New Orleans Saints practice at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia…

Volleyballs help return men get bearings near sidelines

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:23:19 GMT
By Nick Underhill and Joel A. Erickson
Advocate sportswriters

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Sean Payton saw a play more than a decade ago that caused him to toss aside the football and pull out a volleyball during Friday’s practice.
There’s a good chance the play happened by accident. But the result stuck with him..

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:21:53 GMT
By Ted Lewis

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Keenan Lewis is running for defensive captain of the Saints.
Can running for mayor of West Bank be far behind?
Actually, that’s not possible. Algiers, Gretna, Marrero, Terrytown, Westwego, Avondale, Bridge City and everythi..

A virtual solution

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:21:52 GMT
By Nick Underhill

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Garrett Grayson has become the victim of a numbers game during the Saints’ first two practices of training camp.
There simply aren’t enough snaps to go around. The New Orleans Saints need to get Drew Brees ready for the star..

Rookie LBs get first-team looks

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:40:43 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — The New Orleans Saints have high hopes that their 2015 rookie class can make an immediate impact, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
Two days into training camp, the Saints are already showing some confidence i..

Brees not ready to slow down

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:26:09 GMT
By Ted lewis

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For the first time in more than a decade, Drew Brees is looking over his shoulder.
The Saints have drafted his possible replacement and Brees’ $27 million salary cap number for 2016 looks just too onerous for a team already ..


Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:48:10 GMT
Saints betting that Cam Jordan can lead rejuvenated pass rush

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Cam Jordan finds himself standing squarely in the spotlight.
The big defensive end is the Saints’ new defensive centerpiece, a $60 million man locked up for the foreseeable future. His longtime running mate, Junior Galette, ..

Saints show new defensive look

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:05:19 GMT
By Nick Underhill

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The assumption after Junior Galette was released earlier this week was that either Anthony Spencer or Hau’oli Kikaha were going to fill the pass rusher’s void.
Those assumptions were wrong. Early indications at training camp..

Showers don’t alter Saints’ practice schedule

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:40:13 GMT
Advocate sportswriters

The idyllic Greenbrier setting the Saints have chosen for training camp dawned a little dreary on Thursday morning as rains moved through the area.
There is no indoor field at the Greenbrier.
But the rains didn’t force the Saints to alter any practice sch..