July 25, 2010

Notes: Last week of offseason

The Saints report for their first team meetings of training camp on Thursday night and put on their pads for their first sweat on Friday morning at 8:50am.  The Saints will hold four two-a-days in the first six days of camp.  The annual Saints Black and Gold scrimmage is Saturday, August 7 though a time and location has not been announced.  We expect that to be announced this week.

Following the Black and Gold scrimmage, the Saints have a Sunday off before leaving on Monday for an extended road trip to the eastern seaboard, during which they will visit the White House, hold two days of joint practices with the Patriots then open their preseason on Thursday night in Foxboro at 6:30pm Central.

Still no backup QB: Could the Saints really be set on going with seventh round pick rookie Sean Canfield or second year undrafted free agent Chase Daniel at backup quarterback?  No.  The Saints will sign Patrick Ramsey or another veteran, its only a matter of time.

Saints Sue Houser: Former Saints long-time long-snapper Kevin Houser is being sued by Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Archie Manning, Charles Grant, Mitch Berger and others in and around the Saints organization for an investment deal gone bad.  Houser, a licensed securies agent, pushed to get investment in a Louisiana film studio that was to benefit greatly from expected tax credits and ride the wave of big movie business in the state.  The film studio went bankrupt, and Houser is being blamed for advising his football fraternity into investing.   The Saints claim that Houser was not cut by the Saints in late June of 2009 because of the investment scandal.

Bentley Sues Browns: Former second round pick of the Saints C LeCharles Bentley is suing the Cleveland Browns, the team he signed with after leaving the Saints in free agency in 2006, for his near-fatal and career-ending staph infection following a knee surgery.

Notes: The Saints cut four of their undrafted rookies last week: CB Marcell Young from Jackson State, S Harry Coleman from LSU, DE/LB Brandon Sharpe from Texas Tech, LB Sam Maxwell from Kentucky. Sharpe has already re-surfaced in Dallas... former Saint DT's Marques Douglas and Montavious Stanley signed in Miami...

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