Below are updates via Twitter and a few links regarding Saints practice today. Click the picture of Drew on the right for a few more taken today.
jeffduncantp Quick observations from #Saints OTAs: D.Sharper, J.Stinchcomb, R.Meachem, Clint Ingram, Lynell Hamilton & Charles Brown were not working.
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA observations: Heath Evans, Chip Vaughn, Stanley Arnoux, Reggie Jones & Rod Harper were back in action after '09 injuries.
wwltvsports From OTAs: Sharper, Stinchcomb, Meachem, Ingram, Hamilton and C. Brown were not working out.
wwltvsports Harry Coleman was out at the OTA, wearing No. 95
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA observations: Jo-Lonn Dunbar was working as the starting strong-side linebacker with Ingram out.
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA observations: Malcolm Jenkins worked at both corner & free safety, but primarily at free safety
wwltvsports A Brown and B McCray were switching in and out and right def end. Dunbar was working w/ LBs
wwltvsports W/ Sharper out, Usama Young was at FS.
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA observations: Bobby McCray worked as the starting LDE, with Alex Brown behind him on the depth chart.
wwltvsports Payton: "We're more experienced. And winning the Super Bowl, we're more confident."
wwltvsports Payton on SB exp: "also helps you recognize how difficult the challenge is."
wwltvsports Payton: " There hasn't been any dialogue in pierre's case. I haven't talked with Pierre so I don't want to speak o his behalf."
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA presser: Payton on J.Brown: "It's pretty common. There hasn't bean any dialogue. We've had great attendance., y and large."
wwltvsports Payton on J Brown: ""If there's something to report, we'll announce it. right now, we're really focused on the guys who are here"
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA: Payton on Brown trade: "It would be inappropriate for me to discuss players' contracts or trade or any of that."
wwltvsports Payton: "The main focus of may, and april, is getting their bodies in shape. "
wwltvsports Payton says Malcolm Jenkins has made the move to Free Safety, but is versatile and can come down in the nickle package.
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA: Payton on Jenkins: "He has (made the move to FS). We'll work him at '3' (nickel). He's doing well & working primarily at FS."
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA: Payton on rooks: "Patrick had a good 1st practice Tuesday & made some plays on the ball. We've been pleased."
wwltvsports Payton on Joe Horn: "I've said this before. He's an awfully engaging personality, one that's easy to gravitate to."
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA: Payton on J.Horn: "It was good to see him. ... He's an awfully engaging person. He was part of this rebuilding program."
wwltvsports Payton on roster: "The minute we finished in Miami, there's the reality you're not going to have the same team back
wwltvsports Payton on Alex Brown: "He's someone who has acclimated himself well. I think he's a good teammate."
wwltvsports Payton says he'd like to get Chase Daniel a lot of work in offseason and presaeson
wwltvsports Payton on Sharper: ""we're hopeful his role is the same. The key is going to be the rehab of the injury and getting back into playing shape"
wwltvsports Payton on SB hangover: "that topic is the first topic we brought up to start the offseason program."
wwltvsports Payton on depth chart: We probably pay less attention to who is with the first team or second team right now than any other time."
jeffduncantp #Saints OTA: Payton said the club would likely lean toward taking 4 QBs to training camp. Right now they have 3: Brees, Daniel & Canfield.
wwltvsports Brees: "there comes a time when it's time 2 get bck 2 work & thinking abt how 2 accomplish the things we're still setting out 2 accomplish "
wwltvsports Brees: You also have to understand we are building a new team and it is a new year. "
wwltvsports Brees: "Philosophy is that we have not arrived by any means. Yes, we have reached the pinnacle of our league, but it was only 1 year."
miketripletttp Drew Brees talking now: We have to realize 31 teams are going after us. But I feel like we have great window of opportunity. We cant relax.
miketripletttp Question: If you were an oddsmaker, would you make you guys the favorites? ...
miketripletttp Brees' answer: Every year,if the SB champs have most everyone coming back, youd say they're thefavorites. But we know no one will lay down
wwltvsports Brees: "I look at our team and say why can't we do it again. But you can't just walk onto the field and expect everybody to lay down."
jeffduncantp Brees: "We know that every team on our schedule is circling the name 'New Orleans Saints" on their schedule."
jeffduncantp Brees: "I like what I've seen from him so far. He's a pretty low-key guy. I like his demeanor."
wwltvsports Brees: "A lot of times it's more difficult to stay at the top once your there than it is to rise from the bottom to the top"
jeffduncantp Brees: "Ive tried to talk to as many people as I can who have won the Big One, and tried to come back. It's difficult, maybe more difficult"
jeffduncantp Brees: "I've had some wonderful opportunities this offseason, met a lot of great people. ... I hope we have more offseasons like this."
wwltvsports Brees: "the thing that suffered the most was golf. I haven't played as much, but that's OK bec I hope we have a lot more like this."
wwltvsports Brees (1/2): Last year ws the most competive offseason I've ever been a part of
wwltvsports Brees (2/2) "... felt like that prepared us so well and I feel like we're starting off that way again thisseason."
wwltvsports Brees says SB win has helped show the city in a good light.
wwltvsports Brees: "It's hard to go somewhere and just relax unless I'm in my own home. But I guess that's a good thing.
wwltvsports Brees is gushing over his golf lesson from Jack Nicklaus. Came on the 13th hole of a pro-am tourney. Big ol' smile.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees says he's ready to get back to work - Times-Pic
Observations from New Orleans Saints OTA practice - Times-Pic