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Kristian: Saints invade White Sulphur Springs

The Saints have arrived in West Virginia. Every player is expected to be at camp on time with no hold-outs, as every player on the team is under contract. The players officially report to camp Thursday and will take a conditioning test and hit the field for the first practice of camp on Friday morning.  

New Orleans has a few injuries to monitor during camp. Wide receiver Joe Morgan is coming off an ACL injury and was a limited participant in the team’s offseason program.  Linebacker Victory Butler is also coming off an ACL injury suffered last season, and was much further along and pretty much at full speed during the offseason.  Butler could be the wild card at outside linebacker this season for the Saints.  The key player to focus on is safety Jairus Byrd, who is coming off back surgery. Defensive tackle John Jenkins will start camp on the PUP (Physically unable to perform) list. Jenkins can come off the PUP list at any point prior to week 1 of the regular season. 

Three key position battles loom for the Saints at cornerback,center and wide receiver. Jim Henderson pointed to the cornerback spot saying this: “They have to find someone to compliment Keenan Lewis on the other side.”  Champ Bailey, Corey White and Stanley Jean-Baptiste are the top three players competing for that second cornerback spot. Tim Lelito and Jonathan Goodwin will compete for the starting job at center.  The wide receiver spots are up for grabs with three players will likely competing for three spots. And Robert Meachem, Joe Morgan, and Nick Toon are the three candidates for the final two spots. 

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07/23/2014 10:23PM
Kristian: Saints invade White Sulphur Springs
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