Todd Graffagnini - NewOrleansSaints.com
1. *Soaking it in:* Well there’s a reason this is the third straight year the New Orleans Saints have come out West to practice and play a preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers, other than the good relationship between Sean Payton and Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn, and the Chargers themselves being a playoff caliber opponent. It's the weather. Conditions were ideal at the Jack R. Hammett Sports Complex and the two teams were able to get in extended work individually and against the other squad. With the temperature never rising above 77, hydration breaks were limited to two, where in New Orleans it could grow to as many as six or seven. Players at the podium also noted how unusual it was to not be completely drenched in perspiration after practice. A welcome day for all.
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