Saints News 6/27/13: Saints Announce 2013 Training Camp Schedule

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The Saints will hold their strength and conditioning tests and meetings on Thursday, July 25, and will begin non-padded practice sessions on Friday, July 26 from 8:50-11:50 a.m. Training Camp will run until Thursday, August 15. Brought to you by Carl's Junior Verizon.

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New Orleans Saints Announce Schedule for 2013 Training Camp Presented by Verizon
The Saints will hold their strength and conditioning tests and meetings on Thursday, July 25, and will begin non-padded practice sessions on Friday, July 26 from 8:50-11:50 a.m. Training Camp will run until Thursday, August 15

Saints release training camp schedule
On Sunday (July 28), the Saints will begin padded practice sessions at 8:50-11:50 a.m. and will practice each day at the same time (8:50-11:50 a.m.) through Friday, August 2. On Saturday, August 3 the Saints will host a scrimmage (time to be announced). The Saints will not practice on Sunday, August 4.

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More on the Aaron Hernandez saga & other NFL player legal problems

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Other NFL news

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