Here are five major points of interest coming out of Saints training camp at The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, WV after four days of practice.
1. Nothing to panic about just yet but I definitely don't like the direction this is heading already. Jairus Byrd (remind me how much did the Saints paid him?) and John Jenkins on PUP. Kenny Stills out with a quad injury. Ben Grubbs missing practice with an unknown injury. Robert Meachem with a back. The good news? No sports hernia surgeries yet!
2. For a second straight year Nick Toon is trying to trick us into thinking he's a good wide receiver with another standout training camp performance thus far. The question still remains whether he can keep it up and prove he's consistent. So far so good for the third year receiver, but we've seen this movie before. There's still plenty of time for him to blow it.
3. Probably the surprise player of camp so far is undrafted free agent safety Pierre Warren from Jacksonville State. He's been running with the second team thanks to Jairus Byrd's absence. He intercepted a pass Monday, recovered a fumble, and has been breaking up passes all week. The Saints just keep getting deeper at the safety position.
4. The Champ Bailey signing this off-season was definitely a questionable one but it looks like it might not have been a terrible decision after all. Larry Holder thinks he's got more than just "something left in the tank" and pencils him in as the starting cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis. Bailey was involved in Sunday's play of the day when he knocked the ball out of Erik Lorig's hands and recovered it after Rafael Bush made a spectacular diving save along the sideline to keep it in bounds.
5. Silly little throwing competitions among quarterbacks have no bearing on who makes the team or their on-field performance, but my boy Ryan Griffin from Tulane did beat Drew Brees in a silly little throwing competition. Just sayin'.