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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (83) and wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (87) and tight end John Phillips (86) during a training camp practice at Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Advocate photo by Derick E. Hingle

Notes and observations from Saturday's practice:

Attendance: DE Trey Hendrickson, RB Travaris Cadet, CB Arthur Maulet, WR Travin Dural (concussion), WR Jake Lampman, LB Stephone Anthony, TE Clay Harbor, C Josh LeRibeus, CB Delvin Breaux (leg), CB Marshon Lattimore (knee), T Terron Armstead (shoulder) and C Max Unger (foot) did not practice.

Dress code: Pads

Need to know

Lattimore was in attendance and appears to be working his way back toward action.

The Saints had several new players in attendance, including CB Malik Foreman, WR Xavier Rush, DE Jason Jones, TE Braedon Bowman and DT John Hughes. Rush made a nice play in one-on-one drills, showing up with a one-handed catch. The Saints parted ways with DB Robenson Therezie, K Patrick Murray, WR Rashad Lawrence and CB Dejaun Butler. DL Devaroe Lawrence was waived/injured.

RB Daniel Lasco practiced in a non-contact uniform.

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Three stars

LB Alex Anzalone was all over the field. He had a few good plays in coverage, including one down the field where he ran stride for stride with RB Alvin Kamara. But his highlight came when he batted a pass in the air, and DE Cam Jordan intercepted it. He also had a nice rep in a one-on-one blitzing drill against RB Victor Butler.

DE Al-Quadin Muhammad is starting to pick up some momentum. After flashing a few times against the Browns on Thursday, he had a pair of sacks during Saturday’s practice. There are some injuries at that position, which has allowed him to get more reps, and he’s taking advantage.

Kamara keeps putting positive things on tape. He had a nice back-shoulder catch with Anzalone in coverage during 7-on-7s and later showed his versatility in the two-minute offense by splitting out wide and running some different routes, catching one on a curl.

Top moments

Jordan’s interception brought a close to practice. He has been having a solid camp and has clearly established himself as one of the best players on the team — which should be painfully obvious after the past couple of seasons. But he seems to be playing even better this summer. Jordan had another nice play when he was right there on a flea flicker.

S Vonn Bell had an impressive rush during a one-on-one blitzing drill against FB John Robinson-Woodgett. Bell ended up a little bit behind the quarterback, which wasn’t great, but the move he used to get around the blocker stood out.

WR Willie Snead took some reps at gunner. On one, he got down the field and saved a touchback by diving into the end zone and knocking the ball back.

Bad moments

WR Ted Ginn Jr. dropped a pass during one-on-one drills with newly signed CB Malik Foreman in coverage. Coach Sean Payton gave Ginn a vote of confidence after Friday’s practice, saying he likes the way Ginn has performed and isn’t concerned about the receiver dropping a pass against the Browns. That was the scouting report on Ginn: He’ll likely drop a few passes, but he’ll also make big plays.

RB Adrian Peterson dropped a pair of passes during Saturday’s practice. He also had one play where something seemed a little weird with the handoff. Another play saw him slip to the ground, but that appeared to be an issue across the board for the team.

Sticking with the theme, WR Brandon Coleman dropped a pass in the end zone that would have been a touchdown.

Other notes

-- TE Josh Hill had one of the top moments of the day when he made a one-handed catch up the seam with S Kenny Vaccaro in tight coverage. There was only one way the play was going to get made, and Hill made it happen.

-- WR Michael Thomas caught a crossing route and took it for a big gain following a missed tackle by Anzalone.

-- DL Darryl Tapp had a decisive win in one-on-one drills against T Bryce Harris.

-- Vaccaro had some other nice moments during practice, including a sack during team drills.

-- Garrett Grayson remained the third-string quarterback.

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