New Orleans Saints minicamp: Nick Underhill’s top three thoughts from the final day _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints free safety Jairus Byrd stretches at the team's training facility during minicamp Thursday in Metairie.

1. GRAYSON WATCH

It’s been a mixed minicamp for second-year quarterback Garrett Grayson. He’s made a handful of mistakes but littered them with some smaller bright moments. He missed on a slant and then connected with Kyle Prater on a fade for a touchdown Thursday. Grayson admitted he wasn’t entirely pleased with his performance the previous two days, but he was happy he was able to finish strong Thursday.

2. IT’S NOT JUST FOR KICKS

It hasn’t been a strong minicamp for kickers Connor Barth and Kai Forbath. It’s looked like they’ve missed a number of kicks, but coach Sean Payton gave the pair a vote of confidence and explained the setup at minicamp is not favorable to kickers. Finding someone who can lock down this spot and consistently make kicks will be paramount after the Saints failed to find that player last season.

3. AND THEY’RE GONE

The Saints ended practice early Thursday after going through minimal team drills. The players now go home to prepare for training camp, which begins in late July. Now the players will head back home, rest up and work on some of the things the coaching staff tells them to work on before the start of camp. There will be no more team activities until then.

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