The New Orleans Saints have announced that they have moved their practice times up from the late afternoon to early morning probably in an effort to avoid the extreme heat that plagued practice last weeek.
Practices were held from 4:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. last week and the move proved to be a scorcher. Along with the players, fans had to endure a heat index that reached around 102 degrees.
Times for practice have now been moved this week to 8:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m. While it may not be convenient for fans that work during the day, it saves the players from heat-related injuries.
Several players were cramping up on the past few practices and a few appeared to be losing focus possibly due to the smothering heat that beared down.
Practice resumes today which is open to the public as well as Thursday and Friday’s practice. Wednesday’s practice will be held indoors and is closed to the public.
The Saints will resume practice in New Orleans on August 13 through August 16 and will also be from 8:50 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the team’s facility and scheduled to be open to the public.