Kristian: Butler goes down in Saints OTA but should be OK
by Kristian Garic,posted Jun 11 2013 2:47PM
In a spirited workout this morning in Organized Team Activities, Saints linebacker Victor Butler went down in team drills after colliding with Mark Ingram on a passing play.
After practice, though, Coach Sean Payton said Butler "banged Knees with Ingram and should be OK." It was a bit of a hold-your-breath moment out at camp.
What stood out: The 1st team defense held the 1st team offense from a 3rd and medium conversion attempt in four tries during the team portion of practice. Cornerback Jabari Greer came up with a leaping interception of a Drew Brees pass intended for Marques Colston. Greer came back 2 plays later and deflected a deep ball from Brees to Morgan. And, the defense continues to make strides in Organized Team Activities. Rookie defensive back Rod Sweeting also making a few plays on some the ball today.
Players that did not partake in today’s OTA's included: TE Benjamin Watson, OT Terron Armstead, CB Ryan Steed, S Roman Harper and CB Patrick Robinson.
Harper has been limited throughout the OTA’s and minicamp. Armstead suffered a stomach injury last week, and Robinson aggravated a knee last week as well.
The Saints are back on the field tomorrow and Thursday for the final 2 OTA sessions before training camp. The offseason workouts have been intense. “I think coming off a disappointing year, we have enough veteran leadership on this team and players recognized we can be a lot better and we’re going to need to be better,” Coach Payton explained.
For a complete breakdown of today’s OTA from our pro’s Bobby Hebert and Hokie Gajan be sure and tune in to sports talk at 4PM today on the Flagship Station of the New Orleans Saints WWL 870AM/FM 105.3, and online at wwl.com.