The New Orleans Saints just wrapped up today’s practice and now will be heading to Oxnard, California to resume practice building up to Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans.
Afterwards they will stay in Oxnard and prepare for the Oakland Raiders before returning home to face off against the Tennessee Titans.
Players continue to stand out and turn in big plays in training camp, but soon the Saints will need to start cutting down from the 90 players currently on the roster to start their decent towards the 53-man limit.
Today the team announced they reached an agreement with five-year veteran running back Patrick Cobbs, who took the roster spot of Jon Stinchcomb after his release yesterday.
All five of Cobb’s seasons in the NFL have been as a member of the Miami Dolphins, appearing in 54 games total, with his most extended playing time coming in 2008, when he carried 12 times for 88 yards and had 19 receptions for 275 yards.
Running back Darren Sproles continues his streak of impressive play so far in training camp. Nearly every day reports come out of Metairie of Sproles ripping of a big run, or taking a swing pass all the way for a score.
Today was no exception as Sproles hit on a few good runs before breaking out around the left end for a long touchdown score. The “lightning bug” figures to have a prominent role in the Saints offense this year and should deliver plenty of head turning plays.
Weakside linebacker Jonathan Casillas is making his presence known at camp and in preseason games. Last week Casillas led the Saints in tackles against the 49ers, and had one sack to go along with numerous quarterback pressures.
In todays’ scrimmage Drew Brees hit tight end Jimmy Graham for a big gain, that is until Casillas tackled him from behind while simultaneously punching out the football and forcing a turn over.