Safety Jairus Byrd expects to play for the Saints on Saturday _lowres

Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints Jairus Byrd reacts to Mark Ingram cut at the line of scrimmage during training camp.

The Saints are back to work.

The team’s offseason training program kicks off Monday, with the first phase of the itinerary consisting of weight training and conditioning work. Attendance for these sessions is voluntary.

The team can not do on-field workouts for two weeks, at which point contact and full-team workouts are prohibited.

Full-team practices can begin on May 26. New Orleans has organized team activities scheduled for May 26-28, June 2-4 and June 8-11.

Rookie minicamp is scheduled for May 15-17. Veteran minicamp, which is mandatory, runs from June 16-18.

Dates for training camp have not been announced.