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7-9, 3rd in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints placed veteran cornerback Kyle Wilson on injured reserve with an unspecified injury and signed veteran DT C.J. Wilson. The Saints still have good depth at both corner and safety, but they'll run thin soon if the injuries continue. They also placed backup safety Jamarca Sanford on I.R. earlier in the week. Wilson is a six-year NFL veteran with the Packers, Raiders and Lions.

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Payton's playing career took him all over

The height of Saints head coach Sean Payton's playing career came during the NFL's 1987 strike, when he played in three games for the "Spare Bears" replacement team in Chicago. All together, Payton played professionally for four leagues in three countries. Ranking all 32 NFL coaches as players

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Cameron Jordan doesn't have much help

Jordan is an excellent pass-rusher, but New Orleans' defense doesn't have much else, leaving the Saints ahead of only the Browns in Bill Barnwell's rankings. Ranking defensive triplets

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Saints release full 2016 training camp schedule

The Saints will open camp on July 28 at The Greenbrier in West Virginia and return home for the final week of camp after the second preseason game.


When will the Saints' window close?

The Sean Payton-Drew Brees combo has only won three NFC South titles in 10 tries, but with both, the Saints are always in the mix. But how long will this era last? Dan Graziano discusses.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints placed veteran safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve and replaced him with third-year DT Lawrence Virgil. Sanford has been sidelined throughout the summer with an unspecified injury. Sanford has been a solid contributor as a backup safety and special teamer. But the Saints still have good depth there after adding backup safeties Roman Harper, Vonn Bell and Erik Harris this offseason. Virgil spent time with the Saints as an undrafted rookie in 2014 but was released last summer.

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Tom Dempsey always linked to rulebook

The Saints kicker is known for his 63-yard field goal -- which stood as a record for 43 years -- and for being born with half a right foot. His custom boot led to an oddly specific rule change in 1977. Seifert: Rule origins

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints S Alden Darby said Roman Harper has tried to buy him dinner for giving him jersey No. 41, but Darby has refused. He said he told him, "You're Roman Harper" and said even if Harper didn't ask, he would have insisted he take back his old number. Darby said he's just happy to have a locker and an opportunity with his third NFL team since going undrafted out of Arizona State in 2014.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Great line from Saints S Roman Harper on response from fans around town now that he's back: "When I was out of here, everyone was happy. And now I'm back, and everyone's happy." Said he appreciates the warm welcome and "this is home." Said he was just on a short vacation during two years in Carolina and "had a great time on my vacation."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints offensive coaches are beard-free as of Thursday. They decided to all grow beards for the past 60 days or so as a bonding experience. OC Pete Carmichael Jr. said he is relieved to be rid of his -- especially since it came in grayer than he'd like.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Short practice for Saints Thursday to wrap up minicamp. Offense seemed to get revenge on the defense today with mostly red-zone work, highlighted by a long pass from Drew Brees to Willie Snead and a nice TD connection from Garrett Grayson to Kyle Prater. Defense did a set of up-downs afterward.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Last day of Saints minicamp about to kick off before they break until training camp in late July. Beautiful day in Metairie, La., if you don't mind scorching heat and humidity.

Team Stats

Passing Yards310.61st
Rushing Yards93.224th
Points For25.58th
Points Against29.832nd

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