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Saints get physical as training camp continues

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 With position battles still in place and a scrimmage on the horizon it didn't take long Thursday for things in practice to get physical.

It seemed everyone entered day 6 of practice with a different outlook.

"We woke up, we came to work, and we put a helmet and pads on everyday and today we emphasized setting the tone." said defensive end Cameron Jordan.

The tone was intensity, physicality and toughness. While some plays looked a bit too rough, like a confrontation between two players broken up by Drew Brees, the players say that kind of mentality is good for the team.

"All our padded practices so far have been physical and that's how you build a team and that's how you build a run game and that's how you build a stop-and-run by having physical practices," said Jonathan Goodwin who's competing for a starting spot at center.

Though Thursday was all about competition, the teams day off Wednesday was all about relaxation.

Tackle Terron Amstead explained, "I came in, tried to rehab my legs and tried to be bored, I watched 'Finding Nemo' actually."

With two more weeks staying at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, the Saints are trying to take advantage of being secluded.

"Just kind of being out here by ourselves, it's an opportunity to come together as a team and I think their facilities will continue to get better as we come back," said veteran wide-receiver Marques Colston.

The gold and black scrimmage is Saturday around 9 am and like all other practices, it is open to the public.
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