Saints Training Camp Links: Rookie OLB Eric Martin Coming On Strong

No pics of Day 2 SuperStar Eric Martin, so here's Big Willie - FF no more???? - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Day Two's training camp practice is complete, and the early word is that UDFA rookie Eric Martin is making a strong case for a roster spot at OLB. In other news, Will Smith may no longer be a FF. Read on for the rest of the news from Saints Training Camp 2013.

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Maybe Galette needs to cool it on the "body bag" tweets...

Saturday's Practice

Will Smith slims down, Eric Martin on the rise | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett's 1st Take from Saturday's practice.

Observations from Saturday's practice at New Orleans Saints training camp | NOLA.com
Trip - Undrafted rookie OLB Eric Martin emerges as early sleeper candidate to crack Saints' roster.

John DeShazier: Rob Ryan likes defense's mental approach as he implements 3-4 | neworleanssaints.com
New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said he's impressed with the leaders on the team.

Tom Johnson working for starting role | The Sun Herald
Gary Estwick - The Saints will conduct their first training camp session of 2013 with full pads Sunday morning at team headquarters.

Saints DE Coleman returns, WR Hakim gingerly walks off field | wwltv.com New Orleans
Saturday Injury report by Handwerger.

Saturday at Saints Camp - photo gallery | NOLA.com
Michael Democker - Photos from the field as Saints Training Camp 2013 continues at Saints Headquarters in Metairie on Saturday morning, July 27, 2013.

Training Camp Photo Gallery | neworleanssaints.com
Michael C. Hebert - Photos from 2013 Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon on Saturday, July 27 2013.

Video: Sean Payton Recaps Day 2 of Camp | neworleanssaints.com
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton talks with the media after practice on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Video: Sean Payton talks Sunday practice, Atlanta Falcons prep | The Advocate

Video: Saints training camp practice review | The Advocate
Advocate contributor Gary Estwick and Advocate sportswriters Sheldon Mickles and Scott Rabalais review the action from the Saints training camp practice on Saturday.

Rob Ryan Video: "The guys are doing a great job" | neworleanssaints.com
New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan talks about the progress of the defense on Saturday July 27, 2013.

Video: Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has something to prove | The Advocate


Video: Will Smith talks about playing outside linebacker | The Advocate

Terron Armstead feeling no pressure in battle for starting role | NOLA.com
Mike Gegenheimer (Is THIS John DeShazier's cheaper, less experienced replacement?) Armstead wants to prove he belongs.


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Friday's Leftovers

Video: New Orleans Saints Morning Report | neworleanssaints.com
RB Mark Ingram talks with John DeShazier on the New Orleans Saints Morning Report on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Sean Payton, Drew Brees give fans feel-good vibe | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Several thousand football-starved fans, sauna-like conditions and a team building for a better tomorrow made Friday morning seem like any first day of training camp for the New Orleans Saints, now three seasons removed from winning the Super Bowl.

Junior Galette, Martez Wilson rushing to fill a void | The Advocate
Gary Estwick - Speedy outside LBs Galette, Wilson battling for spot vacated when Butler injured.

New Orleans Saints' Will Smith adapting to his role as an outside linebacker | NOLA.com
Hold-em - Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton recited the philosophy of how any veteran player survives in the NFL to become a veteran with double-digit years under his belt.

Patrick Robinson Out a While | thessaintsnation.com
Juge's Saturday morning report.

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Lagniappe

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham not focused on contract extension | NOLA.com
Hold-em: Jimmy Graham says new deal will take care of itself if he improves on the field.

New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham deserves to be highest paid tight end in NFL | NOLA.com
Trip - Graham isn't demanding new deal -- one of many reasons why he deserves big payday.

Should New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham be the highest paid player at his position? | NOLA.com
Saints question of the day.

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma back to his old self after troubled 2012 offseason | NOLA.com
Katherine Terrell - Vilma said he's happy to focus solely on football this season.

How Many More Times? | saintswin.com
As 2013 beckons, a similar "this can't be the way it ends" sentiment lingers.

Marginally-Bridled Enthusiasm | The Angry Who Dat
Training camp! I guess it’s time to write some words and stuff.

Saints Preview: Just a Little Bit of 'D' Will Do | The MMQB with Peter King
Despite a lack of talent, new coordinator Rob Ryan doesn't have to do much for the Saints to be back on top. (HansDat note: Includes "film study" photo breakdowns.)

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