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7-9, 3rd in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson was invited to attend New Orleans' first day of OTA practice and meetings on Tuesday (photo via the Saints' Twitter account). The 15-year-old was recently released from the Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans after having a long-awaited liver transplant late last month.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints Hall of Famer Jonathan Vilma said he was out at practice Tuesday and liked the body language and attitude he saw. When I asked if his old role of middle linebacker and "quarterback" of the defense should be a top priority for the team, Vilma smiled and said, "It better be." The Saints will likely have their fifth new starter there in four seasons. But Vilma said he likes the volume of candidates they have, including newcomers A.J. Klein and Manti Te'o.

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Saints' best acquisition: Marshon Lattimore

The Saints drafting Lattimore at No. 11 wasn't the biggest splash of their offseason, but it could prove to be the best long-term game-changer.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

A pretty awesome Saints Hall of Fame class being announced -- two of the greatest forces behind their Super Bowl win, LB Jonathan Vilma and G Carl Nicks, plus longtime Saints do-everything employee Jay Romig.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed veteran offensive tackle Bryce Harris, who was a backup with them from 2012-2014. He has spent time with the Falcons, Jaguars and Dolphins since then, and he recently tried out during New Orleans' rookie minicamp. To make room, the Saints released DB Forrest Hightower, whom they signed from the CFL earlier this year.

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Saints, Bucs headed in opposite directions in NFC South (1:51)

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Forty of the top NFL rookies from the 2017 NFL Draft learned about the business of football today at the 23rd annual NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini America, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will continue through Saturday (May 18-20).

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Brees: Likely wouldn't tell wife of concussion

Drew Brees said he probably wouldn't even tell his wife if he had a concussion and that the idea of self-reporting them is a "gray area" for the NFL.

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Brees excited to work with Peterson (0:50)
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Brees on how Adrian Peterson changes Saints

Saints QB Drew Brees discusses New Orleans' acquisition of Adrian Peterson, how Peterson will change his team's offense, his future in the NFL and more.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are getting creative with some of their tryout signings. They're signing former Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas, per source, and will likely play him at DB, where he auditioned during this past weekend's rookie minicamp. Thomas is a standout athlete who switched to DB and KR for the Senior Bowl, then auditioned at DB, WR, KR and QB during Georgia Tech's pro day. The Saints are also signing former South Dakota defensive end Drew Iddings. According to NOLA.com, the Saints converted Iddings to guard over the weekend.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are expected to sign veteran OT Khalif Barnes and TE Clay Harbor after they tried out during rookie minicamp, per source. Barnes is an 11-year veteran who has started 117 career games with the Raiders and Jaguars. He bounced on and off the Saints' roster last year but never appeared in a game -- in part because they wanted him to lose weight. And he told NOLA.com he has dropped more than 40 pounds since last year to get down to 314. Harbor is a seven-year veteran who has started 38 career games with the Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots and Lions.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints CB Marshon Lattimore talks about establishing himself as a top-11 NFL Draft pick in just one full year at Ohio State after hamstring issues plagued his first two seasons.

Team Stats

Passing Yards317.11st
Rushing Yards108.916th
Points For29.32nd
Points Against28.431st

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