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The Saints have lost Colston for some time because of a broken collarbone the team’s best receiver suffered while making a catch in the final minute of last week’s loss at Green Bay. Colston had surgery Friday, the day after the 42-34 loss to the Packers, and Payton said the procedure went well. Given the break was a clean one, surgeons were able to thoroughly repair the clavicle.

New Orleans’ offense, meanwhile, generated 477 yards with Drew Brees passing for 419 and three TDs. The Saints, though, missed their chance to tie the game when rookie Mark Ingram was stopped at the 1 on the final play.

Cornerback Charles Woodson was fined $10,000 for throwing a punch in the Green Bay Packers’ season opener against the New Orleans Saints, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Kreutz visited the Saints as a free agent days after contract negotiations between him and the Bears fizzled into an ugly divorce. On Kreutz’s first day visiting the Saints, he watched the team take part in a training camp workout, and spoke to members of the organization.

Running back Arian Foster, who missed the Indianapolis game because of a strained hamstring, returned to practice Wednesday and expects to start at Miami. Foster participated in every drill.

Brees agent, Tom Condon from Creative Artists Agency, made a visit to the teams headquarters Tuesday to meet with general manger Mickey Loomis — to make some progress — on a new deal that was said to be in a stalemate last week.

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