Saints defensive back Trevin Wade ORG XMIT: NFLHS14

On the bubble

Trevin Wade

Position: Cornerback

Years in the NFL: 3

Acquired: Free agency (2013)

College: Arizona

Highlights: A 2012 seventh-round draft pick by Cleveland, Wade played 19 snaps of defense for the Saints in the 2013 playoffs, making 1.5 tackles to help them reach the divisional round at Seattle. He joined New Orleans in November.

Strengths: He has quick feet, solid hands and solid ball skills.

Must continue to: Contribute in special-teams coverage, which he’s done in New Orleans and 13 games with the Browns.

Projection: After forcing two failed plays and having a hand in a sack in preseason win at St. Louis, he has a viable shot at a nickel

cornerback spot.

Ramon Antonio Vargas

Say what?

“This weather kind of makes me want to stay in bed all day and cuddle.”

— Saints CB Corey White on the rainy, dark skies at practice Monday

“I’m extremely excited due to ... all the stories you hear about our fans and how it feels like college all over again with

how great they are.”

— Saints WR Brandin Cooks on the prospect of playing in New Orleans on Friday

Spotlight on ...

Unheralded safeties

On solid ground: Vinnie Sunseri, Pierre Warren

Work to do: Marcus Ball

Plenty to prove: Ty Zimmerman

Camp developments: Sunseri and Warren keep spending more and more time around the ball and the first-string defense, putting them in the driver’s seat for depth spots under Jairus Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro and Rafael Bush.

Injury report

Did not participate: QB Drew Brees, K Shayne Graham, CB Champ Bailey, CB Patrick Robinson, CB Rod Sweeting, S Ty Zimmerman, RG Jahri Evans, T Ty Nsekhe, WR Kenny Stills, TE Je’Ron Hamm, LB Victor Butler

Next three up

TUESDAY’S PRACTICE:

7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. CDT

WEDNESDAY’S PRACTICE:

7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. CDT

THURSDAY:

Return to New Orleans

Until Wednesday, practices are held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Advocate will

tweet observations throughout. Follow @RVargasAdvocate, @UnderhillAdv, @LewisAdvocate and @EstwickSaints on Twitter.

Going digital

For more coverage, visit us at TheAdvocate.com/sports. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

PAYTON FINDS PLUSES: Watch coach Sean Payton find the positive in his team’s sloppy practice in the rain Monday.

MORNING BRIEFING: We’ll get you up to speed with a quick recap of Sunday and a preview of Monday’s practice.

ANALYSIS: Our Nick Underhill and Ramon Antonio Vargas discuss how a turnover-plagued Monday practice called to mind the road

woes of 2013.

BLOG: Will Brandon Coleman make the team? Go to blogs.theadvocate.com/blackandgold