By Nick Underhill | The Advocate
Dress code: Shorts and shells
Attendance: TE Ben Watson, OL Andrus Peat and TE Michael Hoomanawanui were not spotted: WR Keith Kirkwood, CB P.J. Williams, DE Alex Okafor and CB Arthur Maulet worked out off to the side.
A helping hand: Marcus Davenport has people in his corner. Okafor worked with the rookie and demonstrated different techniques to him between repetitions during a pass-rushing drill. Having that kind of support can only help Davenport as he attempts to get up to speed before the start of the season. He once again had a few solid moments during practice, but Saturday’s game against the Chargers, should he play, will be a better barometer.
Still going a day later: Michael Thomas and Chargers cornerback Jeff Richards exchanged words after the Saints wide receiver threw a stiff arm at him during one-on-one drills on Wednesday. Thomas responded by winning several reps against him during the period. On Thomas’ very first target against Richards during team drills he went over the middle and made a leaping catch on the cornerback.
Coming on: Michael Floyd wasn’t in great shape when he first reported to New Orleans, which might be why the veteran wide receiver started off slow. But he’s starting to make plays. Floyd had an impressive diving catch on a pass from Tom Savage, and then later caught a pass from Taysom Hill. The wide receiver battle appears to be wrapping up, but Floyd will have the opportunity to change minds as long as he remains on the team. ...
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