And a good morning to you, my fine EOSB followers. Glad you could join us for another riveting day in the hamlet of Metairie, where the heat is all mental and the grass is always greener.

The Saints went only one practice on Sunday, but it was a scorcher. Nevertheless, reporters were there en masse to collect data for stories that you can read. Here's a compilation of the greatest hits.

TE Jeremy Shockey missed the final three regular season games of 2009 with a bum knee. Now he is being held out of practice with a 'sore knee.'

Drew Brees had a record-setting season in 2009. But can he get better?

Jermon Bushrod lined up at left tackle a year ago and performed better than expected. But he has a ways to go before he can think about a Pro Bowl nomination. He's eyeing his competition right now.

Record-breaking heat greeted the Saints and Saints fans on Sunday. Yep, it was hot.

Per usual, I attended practice Sunday and here are my observations.

Juan Kincaid believes Sean Canfield, the Saints' seventh-round pick, is on the outside looking in.

Elsewhere around the interweb
Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes that Tracy Porter is back returning punts during practice.

Mickles also says that Bobby McCray's career with the Saints went from off to on.

Les East writes at that LB Troy Evans has been a busy man this training camp.

East also puts out a position-by-position breakdown after three days of camp.

James Varney of the T-P/ conglomerate says that Porter embracing all opportunities with the Saints.

Varney also writes about the Saints battling the heat during Sunday's practice.

Mike Triplett, a T-P/ veteran and the media's resident Iowa backer, believes that no one has emerged at backup quarterback.

WWL Radio's Steve Gellar gives his Day 3 practice observations.

Glenn Guilbeau of Gannett writes about the Summer of Brees.

Guerry Smith of the New Orleans Examiner posted a Q&A with Usama Young.

Roy Lang III of the Shreveport Times chronicles Matt Simon's attempt at making the Saints.

Nationally speaking
Jim Corbett, friend of the EOSB, says that Sean Payton isn't allowing for a title game hangover.

Gil Brandt of gives his take on soon-to-be-Hall-of-Fame Inductee Rickey Jackson.

Chris Harry of says that Jonathan Vilma the leader of the Saints' defense and Gregg Williams is happy to have him.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star writes that a former Colts coach is helping out with the Saints right now. He was on the opposite sideline during February's Super Bowl.

Justin Boone of out of Canada gives his perspective of the NFCSouth.

Hunter Ansley of FoxSports Southwest believes Lance Moore is having a great training camp.

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