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Deke: Saints nearly done with week?s practices

The Saints worked on their practice fields this morning for about two hours and thirty-minutes.  The team will practice again in the morning before hitting the road for a while.  After their weekend in Canton for the Hall of Fame Game, the team will jet on over to New England for a couple of joint practices with the Patriots before playing the Pats on Thursday August 9th.

Coach Joe Vitt said after practice that corner back Jabari Greer underwent groin surgery today, but also said that Greer will be ready to go when the Saints open up the regular season.  The Cajun Cannon said Greer's outage will mean opportunity for others.  "With Greer being out for a while that will give other players a chance to show their skills and that’s good for not only trying to make the Saints Team but it gives those players a better chance to also possibly make another team," Hebert said.

Rookie wide receiver Nick Toon had another good day as he hauled in four grabs at practice this morning.  "Toon is showing some consistency now.  He’s had a few good practices now and that’s a good sign," Hebert told me.  Toon’s best play when he caught a 20-yard TD pass from Drew Brees as he beat the coverage from Johnny Patrick and Malcolm Jenkins.

RB Travaris Cadet had another good day, and the Cajun Cannon thinks that Cadet will get some touches in the Saints game versus Arizona this Sunday Night in Canton.  Other highlights include Drew Brees tossing a ten-yard strike to WR Marques Colston, and LB Chris Chamberlain had a solid practice as he broke up three pass this morning for the Saints defense.

DB Corey White had a chance to have a great practice as he dropped two passes this morning that could have been interceptions.  The team then worked together later with Adrian Arrington hauling in a TD from Drew Brees on a 20-yard reception.

Defensive linemen Tom Johnson and Turk McBride applied pressure and would have had a sack each in Red Zone work.  DB Marquis Johnson made another impressive play as he had a pass break-up as he was defending WR Marques Colston.

Brees hit Darren Sproles on a six-yard TD pass with the two giving each other a high-five after the play.  #25 Kamaal Mcllwain had pass break up and an interception this morning at practice for the defense.

At the end of practice the Saints worked on goal-line offense with the ball being placed down at the two-yard line.  Brees hit Jimmy Graham for a TD, then on a great ball fake, Brees hit WR Lance Moore, but Moore was out of the back of the end zone.  

Another lesser-known player once again stood out today as DB A.J. Davis had a nice pass break up while defending TE Jimmy Graham.  Davis is trying to impress the Saints staff, and so far he has done a pretty good job this camp.

Tune in to WWL's SportsTalk today from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a complete breakdown of today’s practice, plus interviews and sound bites from the Saints.

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08/02/2012 12:42PM
Deke: Saints nearly done with week’s practices
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