John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
Rather than a filled media room at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center, New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis sat solo inside the team's indoor practice facility.
"It's a little different than our normal training camp opener," he said Tuesday.
Instead of physicals and conditioning tests, Loomis, other front office personnel, coaches and players mainly are undergoing COVID-19 testing during the week. It's the latest concession, and precaution, being observed due to the global pandemic as the Saints and the NFL safely attempt to return to the practice fields and, eventually, the game stadiums.
But the goal remains the same for Loomis and the Saints.
"Going in, I would say everyone in our building feels good about our team and yet we also understand that each year is brand new," he said. "Because we won some games last year doesn't mean we're entitled to win them this year. But we feel real good about our roster and real good about our leadership and great about our coaching staff.
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