This will likely be the last week you find yourself short on New Orleans Saints news, as the team starts training camp festivities on Wednesday with reporting days.
Rookies have already reported to The Greenbrier, and we’re officially 50 days away from the team’s home opener against the Oakland Raiders on September 11. In less than three weeks, the team will appear in their first preseason action when they take on the New England Patriots on August 11. Let’s get you caught up on this week’s biggest stories and columns.
"The New Orleans Saints pre-training camp two-deep depth chart"
"The Saints placed offensive lineman Avery Young on the non-football injury list and defensive lineman D.J. Pettway was placed on the physically unable to perform list. Both players still count on the active roster."
"Breaux talked up Harris to everyone from the Saints’ equipment guys to the trainers to coaches and scouts, which helped earn him a tryout this past spring. And the Saints liked what they saw enough to sign the 6-foot-3 Harris, who is listed at 225 pounds but said he is closer to 215."
"“For me, this has always been a dream,” Mauti said. “I wanted to have something I could give back to the football community locally, and I wanted it to be a developmental, technical camp, not like a one-day deal where we throw the kitchen sink at you and say, ‘See you later, see you never.'”"
"For a few hundred local fans, however, the wait will be a couple of days shorter. Open Road Films has scheduled an advance screening of director J. Clay Tweel’s documentary, and it’s giving away passes for free.The free screening is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the AMC Elmwood Palace. Tickets, which are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, can be downloadedat GoFoBo.com."
"A federal judge has given lawyers for Tom Benson another month to work on terms to replace at least some of the shares of the New Orleans Saints andPelicans from his heirs trusts with equitable assets. The 88-year-old billionaire agreed to enter negotiations in June, just three days before he was scheduled to go to trial with trustees who blocked his attempt to remove stock in the teams."
"7 Saints That Will Shine in Training Camp"
We’re almost there Saints fans!