Another day of practice in Oxnard for the black & gold. The Saints are really doing a lot better in the cooler climates of California compared to the harsh climates of Metairie. Even Payton said the Saints might be getting a full 25% more done. That's amazing! I can't even get 10% more done when I wake up earlier. The players must be really motivated to get more done.
Today, we have a lot of tweets, but definitely a lot of links and videos for you twitter haters out there (I'm looking at you cscmember). Not much news to report outside of Mark Ingram and Carl Nicks missing practice. Nicks looked fine and didn't have a limp, while Ingram wasn't on the scene at all.
Some news that may please the Pierre Thomas lovers, he's getting some looks during camp. The media covering Training Camp have said Pierre has been running hard and really running with a purpose out there. He's trying to show the team he was worth that contract he signed, and really trying to keep his starter position against Mark Ingram. This is good news for Saints fans.
So make the jump to see what else happened in camp today!TWEETS:
New Orleans Saints players vow to stay focused while practicing in California | NOLA.com
Cool weather, loss at Houston credited
New Orleans Saints hope cooler heads will help them prevail at training camp | NOLA.com
Team sells out of merchandise on first day of training camp at Oxnard, Calif.
New Orleans Saints tailback Pierre Thomas has been running strong | NOLA.com
Surgically repaired ankle hasn't been giving him problems
New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith suspension might be two games now | NOLA.com
Four months after the courts cleared the way for the NFL to suspend Minnesota Vikings lineman Kevin Williams, former teammate Pat Williams and New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith for four games, the StarCaps dispute remains an unresolved bargaining chip in negotiations between the NFL and Players Association on a new drug-testing policy, the sources said. Go here...Saints Settle In For Practices In California Cool
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New Orleans Saints; Injury Report Starting To Grow For Saints | Who Dat Dish
Former 49ers defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin left the game against the Texans on Saturday night with a sprained medial collateral ligament on the left knee.
Report: Smith suspension could be shorter - NFC South Blog - ESPN
It doesn’t sound like anything’s definite just yet, but there’s a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press that says New Orleans defensi
Report: StarCaps suspensions could be reduced | ProFootballTalk
The StarCaps case finally is moving closer to a conclusion. And though Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams' legal challenge to his four-game suspension ultimately failed, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Williams likely will face a reduced suspension, eventually.
School kids get half day for Packers' opener - NFL - Sporting News
(Jon note: Glad to know that things like school aren't as important as football)