BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
It is mid-August, and the New Orleans Saints rookies just went through their first professional football practice with a helmet on.
The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on just about every facet of an NFL organization, from the players to the training and equipment staff, and one of the unique challenges brought on by this season is finding the most efficient way to bring first-year players into the fold.
The on-field minicamps and organized team activities were cancelled, as were the preseason games, and the training camp was condensed. Coaches were able to conduct virtual meetings...