Saints Linkage: Bushrod trying to prove worth; Brees believes

Saints Linkage: Bushrod trying to prove worth; Brees believes

Credit: (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (48) works to get away from cornerback Malcolm Jenkins (27) during NFL football training camp at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.

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by Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness Sports

wwltv.com

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 18 at 8:40 AM

New Orleans welcomes the Houston Texans to town for two days of practice at their Metairie, La. facility. But before then, how about a little Saints Linkage?

The Saints moved practice to the Superdome on Tuesday, getting their first look at the refurbished floor. In that practice, the offense played really well, but what stood out because of that were several drops by receivers.

The team added Ladell Betts to their roster, beefing up a suddenly thinned out running back corps after Lynell Hamilton was lost for the season.

Jonathan Casillas missed practice Tuesday.

Elsewhere on the interweb:
Les East of NewOrleans.com writes about underappreciated Saints, including Jermon Bushrod and Scott Shanle.

Speaking of Bushrod, Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate says trying to prove he's worthy.

Uber-computer wizard Kevin Spain and his T-P/NOLA.com cohort Mike Triplett talk about the move to the Superdome on Tuesday.

James Varney of the T-P/NOLA.com syndicate says Patrick Robinson and Chase Daniel had poor practices Tuesday.

Jeff Duncan, demigod, friend of the EOSB and T-P/NOLA.com ace, answers a question about Randall Gay as trade bait.

Nationally speaking:
Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com says the Saints aren't surprised about Brett Favre's return.

Yasinskas also says Drew Brees believes the Saints' offense can get better.

Lenny Vangilder of Fox Sports Southwest writes that the offensive line is key for the Saints.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle writes about the Saints and Texans and how they have fought in the past.

McClain also says the Texans aren't exactly coming into New Orleans on a high note.

The Saints have already won one championship this year.

Favre-a-palooza
The Boston Herald says the Favre Circus has returned to Minnesota.

The Sporting News believes Favre makes the Vikings a Super Bowl contender.

The AP says that Favre is, indeed, back.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com isn't shocked at all by Favre's return.

Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American writes that Favre made up his own mind about returning.

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