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Saintsinsider.com's Matthew Postins asked giantsinsider.com's Ken Palmer to give his assessment of New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey. Palmer's views on Shockey's talent, locker room mentality and dealings with the media shed more light on the player the Saints dealt two draft picks for on Monday. Get the exclusive right here.


Saintsinsider.com's Matthew Postins asked giantsinsider.com's Ken Palmer to give his assessment of New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey. Palmer's views on Shockey's talent, locker room mentality and dealings with the media shed more light on the player the Saints dealt two draft picks for on Monday. Get the exclusive right here.


FRIDAY, JULY 25

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Updated 10 a.m.

PAYTON TALKS: Every day you can get your Sean Payton fix at saintsinsider.com. Just look for the "Six Points" link, which will feature an overview of his daily press conference, and the "Q&A" feature, our more in-depth Q&A, with injury reports, player analysis and more. Well publish this every day during training camp. Get your Saints news from the source — the head coach.

DEALS ONGOING: The Saints and first-round pick Sedrick Ellis are still working on a new contract, according to the Times-Picayune.

CAMP UPDATE: The Times-Picayune's Mike Triplett updated the Saints' situation at running back, plus keeps readers up with who's hot and who's not.

BIG SHOCKEY INTERVIEW TIME: The press put the screws to new tight end Jeremy Shockey yesterday, as he talked about the trade and why he feels he's in calmer waters with the Saints.

DEUCE IS LOOSE AGAIN: The Jackson Clarion-Ledger posted this story about RB Deuce McAllister, who came in to camp under weight and ready to run on his two surgically repaired knees.

CATCH UP WITH ORGERON: Jackson Clarion-Ledger columnist Rick Cleveland put together this column on new defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. The former USC assistant, like everyone else, is waiting for Sedrick Ellis to get to camp.


THURSDAY, JULY 24

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Updated 10 a.m.

PAYTON'S FIRST DAY: Head coach Sean Payton spoke at length about the Saints during his first training camp press conference on Wednesday. Click here for a taste, and then follow the link to the complete transcript, with updates on key players, including Deuce McAllister.

LET THE HOLDOUT BEGIN: The Saints' top two draft picks — Sedrick Ellis and Tracy Porter — were no-shows for reporting day. Click here for the story. Saints GM Mickey Loomis said their agents' demands were outrageous and that their holdouts could be lengthy. That's especially important for Porter, a cornerback who was expected to compete for playing time at a position where the Saints need help.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Updated 11:59 p.m.

CORNERBACK TROUBLES ALREADY?: New Orleans head coach Sean Payton reported on Wednesday that both CBs Mike McKenzie and Josh Bullocks were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start camp. Now, Payton may be a bit confused on the concept of the PUP. I've always been under the impression that a player placed on PUP before training camp could not be activated until after Week 6 of the regular season. I'll have to seek clarification on this, but here's what Payton said about their status:

"We placed Josh Bullocks and Mike McKenzie on PUP (Physically Unable to Perform), which is a day-to-day thing. Josh is probably a couple of days away from being full-go and ready to practice, so we started him on PUP. Mike is the same way, maybe a few more practices away than Josh, but we'll take it day-by-day and as soon as they are able to get out on the field, they'll be ready. They're close right now and it's probably a little bit of a conservative approach, but nonetheless, that's where they start."

COLSTON IS IN: The Saints and Marques Colston have agreed to a new deal that will keep him in New Orleans through 2011.

NICKS SIGNS: The Saints have signed another of their rookies. Fifth-round draft choice G/T Carl Nicks signed a three-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Nicks, who started all 11 games at left tackle for Nebraska in 2007, was selected 164th overall. He played in 23 games for the Cornhuskers during his two years at the school. In 2005, he attended Hartnell Junior College (Salinas, Calif.) and in 2003 was a reserve defensive tackle at New Mexico State.

Nicks is going to be valuable depth, if he grasps the offensive concepts quickly. He could be a backup at guard this season.

GRANT DATE SET: Saints DE Charles Grant will face charges on Aug. 15 related to an involuntary manslaughter case, reports NOLA.com. This involves a fight at a nightclub in Blakely, Ga., that resulted in the shooting death of a pregnant woman. Click here to read more.

SHOCKEY DEAL DONE: New Saints TE Jeremy Shockey passed his physical, according to Rotoworld.com. The deal is now official. Read more here.



Recently, Scout.com's senior NFL reporter Adam Caplan responded to several questions about the New Orleans Saints, ranging from offseason moves to a season prediction. What did Caplan think of New Orleans' defensive moves, among others. Find out in this exclusive Q&A, with additional commentary from Saintsinsider.com's Matthew Postins. Get the scoop right here.

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