Saints Camp, 9th Day Notes: Michael Thomas does things Michael Thomas | saints

Rain briefly fell on the practice fields at 5800 Airline Drive, and New Orleans Saints seemed to welcome it, getting some work into the elements during a fully-lined practice in front of a packed section of fans.

It was a competitive exercise that ended with a bit of situational work. Here were the highlights.

Presence

The following players didn’t train on Friday: Tight end Tsum Hill; defensive end Marcus Davenport; Defensive backs Marshawn LattimoreAnd the CJ Gardner JohnsonAnd the Monday smoke And the Dylan Mabein; defensive line Jalil Johnson; offensive line Gerald Hawkins; back DeMarco Jackson; and a wide receiver Rashid Shaheed.

Hill and Shahid worked on the side.

Another step for Michael Thomas

Think Michael Thomas Are you ready to ramp things up a little more? Watch him dust off the man who was previously the star of this bootcamp.

Participating in individual training for the first time in the camp, Thomas scored a pair of head-to-head victories against Paulson Adebowho before Friday had locked up every receiver he opposed.

The best word to describe Thomas at work is “brittle”. In other words, he looks just as he did, before the ankle injury that ruined two years of his career.

Performing against direct competition is a small step, but an important one for Thomas, who is eager to prove he’s still that man.

QB2

If all goes according to plan, Andy Dalton You won’t be playing a meaningful snapshot of Saints this season. But as the past three years in New Orleans have proven, it’s not a good idea to go into a season assuming all will be well in the most important position in the game.

Wisely, the Saints harvested the capable second choice in the back James Winston. Seems to be a solid investment so far.

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Dalton continued his strong training camp, completing 6 of 7 attempts in team training, with relegation Devin Osigbo In the red zone exercise. He also had the very best that could possibly be his best on Friday camp.

Saw running back Tony Jones In one cover with the linebacker Eric Wilson On a road wheel without safety assistance over the top. Dalton put a perfect pass over Wilson’s helmet straight into Jones’ waiting arms for big gains.

Another good day Lutz

Here’s how to graph it Will Lutz Friday (the view was from the end zone, so I can’t be sure of the distances, but it looked long to be shy of 50 yards): Make, make, make, make, make.

Lutz, who missed the whole last season, looks a lot like the trusted version of himself.

New Orleans still has a second top scorer on his rookie list John Parker RomoIt is not yet clear if Lutz will get a chance to do some live action in the pre-season opener next week. For what it’s worth, Lutz said Thursday he’s hoping to get some excitement ahead of the start of the regular season.

three stars

WR Michael Thomas: Seeing Michael Thomas do things is a very encouraging sign for Saints.

WR Jarvis Landry: Landry has captured all three of his goals in team training, including relegation from Ian Book In the red zone period in the last shot of practice. The veteran clearly knows how to open up, and seems to have developed confidence with all three Saints players.

DL Kentavius ​​Street: Street showed some promise of fast passing during a head-to-head period as he pitted the offensive and defensive linemen against each other, then followed by breaking up a book pass at the line of scrimmage.

next one

The Saints will return to Camp 10 on Saturday at 9 a.m. which is open to the public.