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Saints CB Marshon Lattimore has been dominating training camp

WR Michael Thomas said “The sky’s the limit” for Lattimore.

NFL: New Orleans Saints Minicamp Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints CB Marshon Lattimore has been dominating the first 2 weeks training camp, with his name coming up consistently during camp updates.

The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback played in just 6 games last year, missing 11 due to injury. In those 6 games, he recorded one interception and four passes defended. The one interception was a fourth-quarter pick-six to solidify a win over the Philidelphia Eagles.

When Saints head coach Dennis Allen was asked about Lattimore’s performance, he appraised his hard work and expects Lattimore to return to high-level play this season.

Throughout camp, Lattimore has been given the challenge of guarding former First-Team All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas and Lattimore frequently has won the matchup. Thomas, who was also teammates with Lattimore at Ohio State, said “The sky’s the limit” for the veteran cornerback.

The Saints have high expectations for Lattimore coming into this season. Second-year cornerback Alontae Taylor held his own when subbing in for Lattimore last season, but with Taylor no longer having to line up against opposing teams' best receivers, the second-year corner has the chance to break out across from Lattimore. The Saints' defense has been the bright spot for the team in the last few years and if Lattimore continues his high-level play, the team could have potentially the best secondary in the league.

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