Mark Ingram, among a host of other Saints players, met with the media following Tuesday’s practice, there were some notable absences and even some dancing among the running backs.
Who says practices can’t be fun?
As Jeff Duncan helps hold down the fort on “Dunc & Holder,” Larry Holder is taking part in all three days of camp in Metairie, and on Wednesday’s edition of the show broke down all the major nuggets of info to take away from the two-hour viewing window.
In a column written Tuesday, Holder writes that the four-game suspension for Ingram to start the season shouldn’t be used in conjunction with the running back opting to do his own private workouts instead of attending OTAs. Ingram said that he’s not unhappy with the team regarding his contract situation and looked to be in good spirits with his Saints teammates during practice.
“You can certainly gripe about his suspension, but I don’t want to hear anything about someone sitting out OTAs,” Holder said. “You don’t need it from him, you just don’t.”
As noted on Twitter, pass rusher Cameron Jordan was welcoming another child into the world and was absent from minicamp for the birth. One player who was not in attendance, but excused per Sean Payton, was wide receiver Michael Thomas.
Dazzling during OTAs, Thomas doesn’t have much to prove to anyone that he’s one of the best in the league at the position just two years into his career. But not being at the mandatory portion of summer workouts, even with a valid excuse, was still a bit eyebrow-raising.
“The fact that Sean Payton elaborated on Marcus Davenport and Cameron Jordan, and you don’t about one of the best players in the league, leaves you to speculate as to what might be going on,” he said.
Check out the rest of the interview for more talk on minicamp from Tuesday, and the news that former Chiefs and Broncos running back Jamaal Charles is scheduled to make a visit to New Orleans this week.
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