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Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and company hit the Greenbrier fields for the first day of camp

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 The team took to the two grass fields at the Greenbrier Friday morning.

Jimmy Graham is the big name coming into camp after the tight end signed a four year, $40 million deal with the team. 


Graham alongside Quarterback Drew Brees, who's starting his 9th year with the Saints, make one dynamic duo.  But, Brees knows it takes more than names on a roster to make a good season.

"We know what we look like on paper, we look pretty good on paper. But, now we have to go out and put it together and put together the team we know we can."

This is the first practice on the brand new fields in a brand new state and head coach Sean Payton is pleased with the facility.

"The fields held up well and whenever your on a new grass field like this and this is a different type of grass than what we're used to at home which is more of a Bermuda surface. This is more a kind of grass that a lot of us grew up on but I thought it held up really well."

This is the first of 20 practices the Saints will have at the Greenbrier and Brees and company are ready to get back to business.

"This is where you put it all together right now, and it's going to be competitive out here because I know the guys we have on our side of the ball and I know the guys on the defensive side of the ball but that's what at the end of the day what builds confidence and builds that championship type of performance."

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