Saints Linkage: Jones making good impression, cheering for the Saints

Saints Linkage: Jones making good impression, cheering for the Saints

Credit: (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

New Orleans Saints running back P.J. Hill (32) tries to get away from safety Chip vaughn (21) at the Saints NFL football training camp in Metairie, La., Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.

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by Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness Sports

wwltv.com

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 8:02 AM

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We've reached Tuesday in Saints Land and that means, well, the same thing Monday, Sunday and Saturday meant right now. It's groundhog day at Saints Camp until the end of the month when training camp breaks.

But that also means lots of information on the internet about the team and to help you break to a great morning, here are some links for your entertainment needs.

Reports say that the Saints have signed running back Ladell Betts. The team has no't confirmed the move to WWL-TV.

Meanwhile, receiver Robert Meachem returned to practice from the PUP list, his first action since training camp began.

When Thomas Morstead went down with a separated shoulder against the Patriots, the question was this - who would punt? Turns out, Garrett Hartley was the perfect substitute.

Everyone questioned who would fill Scott Fujita's spot at strongside linebacker. The answer was different than we all expected with the emergence of Jonathan Casillas.

For the first time all preseason, the Saints did goal line drills during practice.

Elsewhere on the interweb:
Brian Allee-Walsh of NewOrleans.com says cornerback Reggie Jones is making a good impression this preseason.

Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes that head coach Sean Payton will use a three-headed monster at running back.

Mickles also says the Saints have the pieces to repeat their championship run.

James Varney, friend of the EOSB and T-P/NOLA.com writer, says signing Betts made Payton's prediction come true.

Mike Triplett, also of the T-P/NOLA.com gangsters, writes that Anthony Hargrove isn't satisfied with his past season. He wants more.

Nationally speaking:
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson of ESPN.com were in town Monday and spoke with Sean Payton and Drew Brees, who wants nothing more than to have another Super Bowl experience.

But standing in the way of the Saints in the NFC South is Atlanta.

The National Football Post says to make room for Betts, the Saints cut Larry Beavers.

Bill Bradley of the Sacramento Bee says he will root for the Saints now. The first comment is quite hysterical, by the way.

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