New Orleans Saints defensive backs; injury scares highlight Wednesday practice

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July 29, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper (41) breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Courtney Roby (15) during a training camp practice at the team

The New Orleans Saints were supposed to practice indoor today but switched the venue to an open practice to the public.  At first, the fans may have well wished they hadn’t seen some early injury scares involving the offense, but the defense especially the defensive backs made up for it.

A few gasps or an”Oh no!” probably could be heard when running back Mark Ingram went down after a run and limped around nursing his right knee.  Ingram has had knee issues before and it was unclear how severe it was, but he recovered and continued practice.

Offensive guard Ben Grubbs also went down and briefly left practice causing a concern with a leg injury.  But like Ingram, Grubbs returned with his right knee wrapped and continued practice.  His was the scariest since he was brought in to replace former guard Carl Nicks.

The defensive backs for the New Orleans Saints made another statement today in practice showing this isn’t the same old defense.  Safety Roman Harper along with cornerbacks Johnny Patrick and Marquis Johnson all got into the mix with some key plays.

Harper, who has been dubbed “Hands of Stone” by some fans due to his lack snagging an interception, changed that today when he intercepted quarterback Drew Brees.  Wide receiver Marques Colston reportedly ran the wrong route and Harper was in coverage.

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