For those wondering about the EOSB moniker, here's a quick explainer. It stands for Eye on Saints Blog and it's one I use certain cases. Mostly, when my opinion is involved and it's not a column, it'll be EOSB. The Saints Links dump also is EOSB as are camp practice reports, which have my opinion throughout along with observations seen in practice.

Meanwhile, we're giving you a midday Saints Linkage to peruse. Lots of information out there, including several stories from

The big news Monday was the shocking revelation that the Saints waived veteran right tackle Jon Stinchcomb, leaving it open for Zach Strief and Charles Brown.

Jim Henderson gives his thoughts on Stinchcomb's dismissal, while Juan Kincaid and I discuss it, as well.

That's one of the position battles that have opened up in camp. The others are at both outside linebacker positions as well as in the secondary. This is our daily practice report.

I break out a small story specifically on the linebacker position where Jonathan Casillas and Scott Shanle are battling it out.

Two players were added to the injury report on Monday.

I put together an extremely preliminary 53-man roster. I also caught grief from readers and a fellow writer who will remain nameless. Yes, Junior Galette was left off. No, I'm not so sure that's how it'll end up. It depends on how I see the coaching staff use him in the next two games. Also, Stinchcomb is on the roster so, you know, it'll definitely change.

Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune spoke with Stinchcomb on Monday night and talked briefly about the release. Per usual, Stinchcomb was the consummate professional and good guy.

Columnist and Friend of the EOSB Jeff Duncan, in his daily video, says the Saints were trying to send a message with the release of Stinchcomb.

WWL Radio's Kristian Garic gives his quick hit thoughts from Monday's practice.

Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes about Garrett Hartley, who has been both hero and goat in his time in New Orleans.

Pat Yasinskas, another Friend of the EOSB, has an interesting take on how the Saints are paying their offensive line.

Yasinskas also discusses how the Saints' cap will be hit by releasing Stinchcomb.

Brett Martel of the Associated Press says New Orleans' new reputation has helped the Saints bring in key players.

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