Aug 22, 2011; Oxnard, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints players stretch at training camp at the River Ridge Fields at the Residence Inn. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

What lies ahead for the New Orleans Saints?

In a most obvious attempt to head into “greener” pastures, the New Orleans Saints begin their training camp on Tuesday, July 24th. As you can imagine the boys will be very ambitious on the practice fields.

After what many say to be the most turbulent of offseasons the franchise has endured, the Saints can finally catch a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

Even with head coach Sean Payton and linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s absence, the newfangled signing of quarterback Drew Brees already has the team and fans beaming.

Interim head coach Joe Vitt shouldn’t have to much on his plate, with nearly all key members of the Saints offense returning. As for Spagnuolo and and his newly added crew, there may be some kinks to work out.

Two new linebackers, Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne, will have a bit of an adjustment period. What’s more interesting is the kicking match up that will unfold between the young and reckless Garrett Hartley and the distinguished veteran John Kasay.

However the battles at camp reel out, one thing is for sure, the 2012 season is nearly here folks!

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