After head coach Sean Payton hinted at some potential dates during last week’s minicamp, the New Orleans Saints officially announced their training camp schedule on Tuesday.
The Saints will hold 22 total practices open to the public between The Greenbrier in West Virginia and their Metairie practice facility on Airline Drive. The first camp date will be Thursday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Player reporting, which will feature physicals, meetings, and strength and conditioning tests, will occur on Wednesday, July 27.
Additionally, the New Orleans Saints will participate in joint practices with the New England Patriots on August 9 and 10 (Tuesday and Wednesday), and will travel to Houston for joint practices with the Texans on August 18 and 19 (Thursday and Friday).
Four practices will be held in Metairie, Louisiana starting on Monday, August 22 as the team returns home to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Practices that are open to the public are free, and give fans a chance to see their favorite players along with obtaining autographs.
As a reminder, here’s a look at the team’s preseason schedule:
- Week 1 (Thursday, August 11): at New England Patriots – 6:30 p.m. CST (FOX)
- Week 2 (Saturday, August 20): at Houston Texans – 7:00 p.m. CST (FOX)
- Week 3 (Friday, August 26): Pittsburgh Steelers – 7:00 p.m. CST (FOX)
- Week 4 (Thursday, September 1): Baltimore Ravens – 7:00 p.m. CST (FOX)