Jul 26, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive back Patrick Robinson (21) sits out workouts during the first day of training camp at the team facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 8/24


The New Orleans Saint are approaching their Week 3 preseason game with the Houston Texans as a way to fully judge the roster as the regular season approaches.

Starters will see the most amount of playing time, so expect to learn a lot about the 2013 edition of the team. Here are the latest things you need to know about the team as the game approaches.

 

Patrick Robinson will play vs. Texans

Per Nakia Hogan of NOLA.com:

Robinson, who had arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, has been slowed throughout training camp. But lately, Saints coach Sean Payton has been pleased with the progress the fourth-year veteran has made.

“He’s doing well,” Payton said of Robinson. “This has been a good week for him in regards to this being his first week back getting snaps. And he’ll play in this game.”

 

Preston Parker says he has a 50% chance of making roster

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

 Wide receiver Preston Parker puts his chances of making the final roster at 50 percent. I think Parker has a better chance than that. He’s had a productive preseason, and his chances of sticking grew recently when the Saints released veterans Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton.

 

Marques Colston is back practicing 

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

New Orleans wide receiver Marques Colston, who has been bothered by a foot injury, returned to practice Thursday. Coach Sean Payton said he was encouraged with what he saw, but said Colston likely will sit out Sunday’s preseason game.

 

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