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By Brett Martel | AP
Saints coach Sean Payton prefers not to use the term “training camp” to describe how he’s trying to prepare his club for this pandemic-altered NFL season.
“There’s nothing about this that’s like training camp. So, we’re going to approach it differently,” Payton said Wednesday, noting that one big change would be more scrimmaging and other “live” scenarios during practices.
“We’re going to have to evaluate during the practice sessions. We can create environments which are more like a scrimmage environment in our padded practices, so we’ll have to do some of that.
“You have to, at some point, play football if you’re getting ready to play a football game.”
The Saints have a history of finding undrafted rookie free agents who become regular contributors. Often, those players’ potential has become evident during preseason games. ...
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