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The wall.
Often NFL teams hit the training camp wall. The New Orleans Saints have seemingly crashed into it judging by Mondayís practice session.
Some sloppy play arose on both sides of the football on Airline Drive, especially early during team drills. Efficiency on offense arrived as practice progressed despite a few snaps being stopped before the started because of confusion.
Regardless, Tuesdayís off day canít arrived fast enough with the Saints inching closer to Friday nightís preseason home opener against Arizona.
Hereís a glimpse of some of the action from Mondayís session:



Benjamin Watson TD spree
Sean Payton has often said how you might not need to see it every day from veteran players, but you have to see ďitĒ from them sometimes.
Watson picked Monday for his day to shine.
The veteran tight end found the end zone a couple of times during team drills, with both scoring throws coming from Drew Brees. Watson also hauled in a nice catch in an earlier team snap.
Watson recently missed time with an injury. Obviously the ailment hasnít slowed down Watson, who holds a firm grasp in the top tight end role.

More Jamerson, Maulet highlights
Secondary coach Aaron Glenn told reporters after Mondayís practice to keep tabs on Natrell Jamerson, the teamís 2018 fifth-rounder. His play continues to catch Paytonís eye as well.
Jamerson rattled off three consecutive snaps of solid pass coverage. He broke up one pass from Taysom Hill intended for Keith Kirkwood. Jamersonís tight play forced two incompletions right after the breakup.
Of the young cornerbacks, Jamerson and second-year defender Arthur Maulet have made the biggest impressions through nearly three weeks of camp.
Maulet swatted away a pass from Brees intended for Josh Hill in team drills. The Bonnabel alum picked up a few snaps at nickel corner with the first team.
Patrick Robinson still will be the nickel corner, though. He knocked away a pass in the red zone from Brees on a rollout.

Tom vs. Taysom
The backup quarterback battle has maintained its spice heading into the second preseason game.
Iím a Tom Savage backup believer. His touchdown passes in red zone team drills to Keith Kirkwood and Deon Yelder on Monday maintained my confidence in him.
I have to admit, though, that Hill has plenty of tools outside his great athleticism. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael pointed out Hillís strong arm and good feet in the pocket after Mondayís practice.
Hill showed off his touch by finding Dan Arnold for a TD throw in red zone team drills.


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Re: Hitting the wall: What happened at Saints training camp Monday

Watson- it'll be nice to have a tight end again
young CB's- PJ is going to have a hard time making this team
QB- if we stay relatively healthy, carrying a 3rd QB on the 53 is not a problem. JT needs to develop a serious hangnail and go on IR
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