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Saints DE Alex Okafor suffers bone bruise, ankle sprain in practice

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By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a bone bruise in his knee and a sprained ankle during Wednesday's practice, according to a source.

It's unclear how long Okafor will be sidelined. But the prognosis -- which was first reported by the NFL Network -- is relatively good news for the sixth-year veteran, who is coming back from a torn Achilles.

Okafor's injury halted practice for a couple minutes as trainers checked him out on the field and...

Watching Tape With Cam Jordan

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Andy Benoit | Sports Illustrated

Watching tape with Saints star Cam Jordan - < Link to Video

Cam Jordan and I are watching the film on his dominant performance in New Orleans’s Wild Card win over Carolina. The best part about watching film: It brings out a player’s honesty.

JORDAN: This game, I ran hot. You know, when O-lineman do the extra stuff, right after the whistle, that extra nudge, that extra little push. You’ve played them already, two times a year for...

Saints training camp Day 21: Situational work, more good from Taysom Hill, more

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

Dress code: Shorts and shells

Attendance: CB P.J. Williams (ribs) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui were not spotted.

Returned: WR Cam Meredith participated in practice. DE Marcus Davenport (groin) was present but did not appear to participate in drills.

Injury: DE Alex Okafor walked off the field after suffering an injury.

Overview: Practice moved into the indoor practice facility. Conducted in shorts and shells, it was basically like an organized team activity. Many periods were focused on special teams before the team practiced late-game...

Saints 53 man roster projection - Version 1.0

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Been waiting to passionate hate a Saints roster projection? Well, We’ve got good news!

By Deuce Windham | Canal Street Chronicles

It’s been a few years since the Saints roster was as deep as many consider it to now be. There is talk of talented players who might be roster worthy not making it onto the 53 man unit once preseason ends. While roster decisions can’t be made based on just one preseason game and a few weeks of summer practice, we can get an idea of who is starting to separate themselves as candidates to make the final roster.

There are some roster battles that are...

Saints rookie Marcus Davenport 'going to be kind of ramping up' in return from injury, per Sean Payton

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By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate

First-round pick Marcus Davenport has been out of action for most of training camp after suffering a pulled groin.

But Davenport was back at practice on Wednesday, and although he didn't participate, the Saints believe the rookie defensive end is ready to start working his way back.

"It's good," New Orleans coach Sean Payton said. "The news we're hearing is real good, so he's going to be kind of...

Saints DB Marshon Lattimore working to refine technique after 'going off instincts' as rookie

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

The thing about training camp is that much of the information that gets passed along is incomplete.

How much can a snippet tell you?

Every time New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas makes a catch in practice, someone posts a video to social media, and people react to what they’re seeing. Sometimes those reactions include a note that Marshon Lattimore was in coverage, which can be jarring because he rarely gave up catches last season.

So anytime he gets “beat,” it feels notable. But the truth is, more often than...

Trey Hendrickson could play expanded role for New Orleans Saints

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By NewOrleansSaints.com

Trey Hendrickson played 12 regular-season and two playoff games last season, didn’t start any of them and didn’t log an eye-catching number of snaps.

But the defensive end made an impression then, and he continues to do so now, in his second training camp as a New Orleans Saint.

“He’s got a good grasp as to what we’re doing,” Coach Sean Payton said. “He’s stronger. Fortunately, right now he’s healthy. You feel him.

“There’s a presence to him and I think in his second year now, knowing what we’re doing, we’ve seen some really good things in practice. Hopefully, that can continue...

How to Watch Online: New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals

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By NewOrleansSaints.com

Looking to build on the momentum of the 2018 preseason opener, the New Orleans Saints host the Arizona Cardinals on Friday night, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. CST. The Saints and Cardinals have met five times in the preseason with New Orleans holding a 5-0 edge.

Fans can catch the action locally on WVUE - FOX 8 with Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Jon Stinchcomb and Sean Kelley (color analysts) and Meghan Payton (sideline). The game will also air on local radio's WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM with Zach Strief (play-by-play), Deuce McAllister (color analyst) and Steve Geller (sideline).

For full broadcast channel...

Afternoon Wrap for Wednesday, August 15

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NewOrleansSaints.com

Sean Kelley and John DeShazier recap Day 21 of Saints Training Camp 2018 in this edition of the Afternoon Wrap presented by ACME Oyster House

Hear the Audio - NewOrleansSaints.com

Sean Payton's Training Camp Ability - Aug. 15

Saints driven by chance to send Drew Brees out with title win

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By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer
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METAIRIE, La. -- While Drew Brees enters his 18th professional season with no signs of slowing down, even the 39-year-old New Orleans Saints signal-caller -- one of the NFL's all-time greats -- knows he can't play forever.

The QB recently shared with his former teammate and current NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson during a segment on "Inside Training Camp Live" that he has an out-strategy on when to call it quits.

"I do have a plan in my mind for how long I'm going to play," Brees...

An Alex Okafor scare: What happened at Saints training camp Wednesday

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By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Injuries occur during training camps across the NFL. Nothing new there.

Sometimes the team will walk over to the injured player and move on with practice drills while the medical staff attends to the player. Other times the player will hobble to the sideline or cringe in pain holding an extremity.

Then there's the injury suffered by New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor during Wednesday's training camp session.

Everything stopped. The indoor facility dropped to a deafening silence. Drew Brees and several other players dropped to a knee hoping for the best as the training...

The man called 'Groot' is trying to become tallest NFL player in more than 40 years

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By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

One of the best parts about being Nate Wozniak, according to Nate Wozniak, is the nicknames.

They come easily for the New Orleans Saints' rookie offensive tackle, because it is not often a player comes around who towers over the rest of the large humans on the roster -- and yes, at 6-foot-10, Wozniak's helmet is easy to spot amongst the rest of the trees in the Saints offensive line group.

Wozniak's current favorite nom du jour: Groot, a reference to the large, tree-like character in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" series.

"Some people think I sound like...

Saints rookie Marcus Davenport's activity 'ramping up' after two weeks on sidelines

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune


New Orleans Saints first-round pick Marcus Davenport hasn't practiced for two weeks, but coach Sean Payton said the rookie defensive has shown some encouraging signs as he works to return from a groin injury.

Although Davenport didn't practice again Wednesday, he joined his teammates on the field, which is a good sign he's on his way back from the lingering ailment.

"The news we're hearing is real good, so he's going to be kind of ramping up and accelerating with regards to getting back on the field," Payton said. "That's encouraging."

Davenport missed...

Saints' Alex Okafor leaves practice with apparent leg injury

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By Josh Katzenstein - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor left Wednesday's practice with an apparent leg injury.

After Okafor suffered his injury, his teammates waited in silence before applauding him as he walked away from the field with a team trainer.

The extent of Okafor's injury is still unknown, but the Saints clearly hope he avoided a serious injury because of his importance to the team. Okafor had 4.5 sacks in 10 games last year before suffering a torn Achilles tendon that ended his season prematurely. ...

Saints rookie Kamrin Moore back on track after training camp 'speed bump'

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Amos Morale III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Saints rookie defensive back Kamrin Moore has hit a speed bump on his road to making the New Orleans Saints roster.

The 2018 sixth-round pick missed nearly two weeks of training camp as he worked to get back from a hamstring injury.

"It's tough not being able to do what you love and be out here with your guys competing, getting better because that's the goal of camp," Moore said. "So, it was frustrating at times. But you just got to put your nose to the grindstone and keep rehabbing."

Moore returned to practice Friday and since then has been trying to prove to the New Orleans...

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