May 23, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan talks with defensive tackle Issako Aaitui and defensive end Greg Romeus and defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 5/31

 

While the news of Joseph Morgan’s arrest dominated the early part of the week as far as New Orleans Saints headlines, we now have some rather interesting news to report regarding, you know, actual football!

The second of week of OTA’s are almost in the book and Rob Ryan has begun installing the new Saints defense. One thing Saints fans can expect from this year’s defense is creativity.

New Orleans Saints defense show some exotic looks

“I think better coaches than me – I’ve learned from some really great coaches. And their philosophy always was play the best players, put ‘em in the best position to succeed,” Ryan said.

The New Orleans Saints lead the NFL with the most money committed to the 2014 cap.

Per Pat Yasinkas:

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis did a nice job of guiding the Saints through a tough salary-cap situation this offseason. But Loomis is going to have to do the same thing all over again next year.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins has been unable to participate in team drills. He fully expects to be back out on the field next week.

“I’m just being smart with it,” Jenkins said Thursday. “It’s doing pretty good. I was able to do some running today, and do some drills without it bothering me. So I definitely plan to go next week.”

It’s a new year and head coach Sean Payton has made it clear that there are several starting positions up for grabs.

Rookie Terron Armstead has a shot to take the left tackle position

“All I’m looking forward to right now is learning the playbook and learning the technique. And I’m gonna apply that as well as I can. Do the best I can with my ability.”

Here’s our take on some position battles:

Several Saints defensive players can lock up starting spots

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