Saints training camp is in full swing now that the free agents have actually come onto the practice field, and Jon did a great job to bring us the tweets, transcripts and stories right after Friday Night's Twilight practice.
Since we have another evening practice today, I thought I'd bring you some of the early-morning and overnight postings that came across my laptop as I relax on my Saturday...
Make the jump to enjoy them!
...and don't worry, Saints fans - I'll be back after tonight's practice with your tweets and transcripts and immediate reports.
Big O Comes to the Big Easy
New Orleans Saints new center Olin Kreutz blocks out distractions | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan - Veteran takes no-nonsense approach.
Kreutz gives Saints experience, depth on o-line | wwltv.com New Orleans
Bradley Handwerger - It didn't take long for the Saints to replace Jonathan Goodwin with a veteran center.
Ex-Bears center Olin Kreutz chooses less money, chance for title with Saints | sportsnola.com
Veterans have flocked to the Crescent City in search of a Super Bowl ring in 2011. Another one arrives Friday.
Camp News/Practice Reports
Sproles Showcases Flare for Highlight Plays at First Saints Practice
Alex Restrepo - RB practiced with the Saints for the first time Friday night at the team's indoor facility.
Kreutz is new Saints center of attention at rain-affected practice | sportsnola.com
Emmanuel "Stumpy" Pepis (film reference?) - Friday's post-practice report.
Saints Practice Report: Saints getting serious about special teams | wwltv.com New Orleans
Bradley Handwerger - Seven practices in and we're beginning to see themes develop for the Saints. One is a focus on special teams. Another is the Saints penchant for sports hernias.
For newly minted New Orleans Saints center Olin Kreutz, money isn't everything | NOLA.com
John Reid - Former Chicago Bear turns down more lucrative offers from other teams for a one-year contract with New Orleans. (Includes post-practice notes.)
Kristian's Quick Hits: Another Piece To The Puzzle - WWL | AM870 | FM105.3
Kristian Garic's Friday Night Bits (wait, that doesn't rhyme - how about 'Bites'? But that doesn't really make sense - you choose, readers).
Position battles worth watching at New Orleans Saints camp | NOLA.com
James Varney - Running back is one group to look at.
Ivory Goes Under the Knife
Saints RB Ivory has sports hernia surgery, out 3 weeks | wwltv.com New Orleans
Bradley HandwergerSaints running Chris Ivory had a sports hernia procedure in Philadelphia on Friday, continuing a setback for him that began in January when he went on injured reserve with a Lisfranc foot injury.
New Orleans' Marshall Faulk giving city maybe its best reason to smile | NOLA.com
John DeShazier - He's the first native New Orleanian to be inducted.
Faulk prepares to thank those who helped him reach Hall of Fame | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - He says getting to the Hall of Fame isn't all about him.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Top Ten running backs graphic | NOLA.com
Dan Swenson - Faulk is ranked third in both total yards and touchdowns.
Labor Pains (I hope it's the last time I have to type that)
Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith sign off on 10 years of labor peace | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - Anticlimatic act finally ends the NFL labor situation.