Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints
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Saints | Marques Colston sees more work
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) participated in some 7-on-7 drills during practice Monday, Aug. 3. Colston said he was taking things slow during practice since he started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Saints | Jairus Byrd remains sidelined
New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (undisclosed) started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has not returned to the field at this time. General manager Mickey Loomis said he did not believe Byrd was dealing with a long-term injury.
Saints | Josh Hill sitting out Monday
Saints | Terron Armstead leaves practice
Saints | Orson Charles suspended
Saints | Marques Colston comes off PUP
Saints | Brian Dixon goes to NFI list
Saints | Brodrick Bunkley released
Saints | Two more players go on PUP
Saints | Marques Colston placed on PUP list
Saints | Tim Lelito projected to start
Saints | Dannell Ellerbe projected to start
Saints | Junior Galette officially released
Saints | Add Kevin Brock
Saints | Josh Morgan, Joe Morgan to be cut?
Saints | Benjamin Watson to start?
Saints | Junior Galette to be cut
Saints | David Hawthorne to start at MLB?
Saints | Lofty expectations for C.J. Spiller
Saints | Marcus Murphy placed on NFI list
Saints | Marques Colston could be used in red zone
Saints | New Orleans TE committee likely
Saints | Jermaine Gresham has offer from NO
Free-agent TE Jermaine Gresham (Bengals) was offered a contract by the New Orleans Saints after visiting in June. He has other visits planned over the next two weeks and is expected to decide on a team before training camp begins.
Saints | Two QBs may compete for one spot
New Orleans Saints QBs Ryan W. Griffin and Luke McCown could compete for one roster spot during training camp, because QB Drew Brees and QB Garrett Grayson will make the roster. Both players could be released if Grayson shows he can be the No. 2 quarterback.
Saints | Josh Morgan on roster bubble
New Orleans Saints WR Josh Morgan will have a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp after he performed well during offseason workouts. Morgan will have to be one of the team's top four receivers if he wants a chance to make the roster.
Saints | C.J. Spiller has run well vs. NFC
Saints | Andrus Peat could compete for starting job
Saints | Nick Toon will play Z receiver
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon will primarily play off the line of scrimmage, or in the Z position, for the Saints in 2015. Toon will also line up on the strong side of the formation. In his first three seasons, Toon had played as the X receiver.
Saints | C.J. Spiller has done well on turf
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller has averaged 5.02 yards and 7.66 yards on 501 career attempts and 109 career receptions, respectively, when playing on turf -- the surface he'll be playing on in New Orleans.
Saints | Nick Toon to see a lot more snaps
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon's snap count will go way up this season, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said Toon has been working hard, he understands the system and he has shown progress.
Saints | Khiry Robinson ready for opportunity
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson is ready to take what he can get after an arm injury cut his 2014 campaign short. "I'm the type of person, I'm gonna get what I get and do what I do with it," Robinson said. "So whether it's 20 carries or one carry, I'm gonna [perform to] the best of my ability every play." Robinson is remaining confident after the Saints spent big money to re-sign RB Mark Ingram and acquire RB C.J. Spiller.
Saints | Josh Morgan has had good offseason
Saints | C.J. Spiller a good fit in New Orleans?
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller has a perfect skill-set for head coach Sean Payton's system, which relies on getting the ball to players in space, according Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. Wesseling believes Spiller is significantly more talented than RB Reggie Bush and RB Darren Sproles, who both thrived in Payton's system.
Saints | Andrus Peat working at OT
New Orleans Saints OT Andrus Peat said he has been working at right tackle during offseason workouts and did not see any time at guard. Peat said he would like to start this season but will do what the coaches ask.
Saints | Junior Galette under fire again
New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette was allegedly shown on video striking a man and a woman with a belt in a video from an apparent brawl on South Beach in 2013. An NFL source said the league is aware of the situation, and Galette is slated to meet with league officials later this month after he was arrested for simple battery involving domestic violence on Jan. 5.
Saints | HC excited to use C.J. Spiller
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller will have plays designed specifically for him in head coach Sean Payton's offense. Payton said he's anxious to see how Spiller fits into the offense with his speed and good hands.
Saints | Two Saints sitting out
Saints | Kevin Williams inks deal with Saints
Free-agent DT Kevin Williams (Vikings) signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, June 18. He received a $500,000 signing bonus, which is his only guarantee in the deal. He has another $1.6 million in playing time incentives.
Saints | Brandon Browner exits
Saints | Matt James tries out
Saints | Marques Colston limiting his mileage
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston did not participate in minicamp practice Tuesday, June 16, and it was at least the third session he has missed over the past two weeks. "When you play nine, 10 years in this league at a skill position, mileage is mileage," Colston said. "I'm just kind of in a mode where they want to manage that process throughout the year."
Saints | Junior Galette avoids surgery
Saints | Harold Spears waived
Saints | Brandon Browner sits out
Saints | Mark Ingram returns to practice
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