Saints Training Camp News August 11: Team Has Closed Practice This Afternoon

Saints fans won't even see this today, as this afternoon's practice has been closed to the public. - Chris Graythen

Today the Saints have a closed practice (no live tweeting by the media, and the fans are shut out!) late in the afternoon following a player's day off on Saturday. In other news, Pat Y. stopped by Saints HQ for his Camp Confidential installment, and former Saints WR Robert Meachem may have a broken-down body.


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