Saints camp tidbits from Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Ryan Griffin (4) passes against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

A few minutes with ... Ryan Griffin

Q: What’s your review of your training camp/preseason performance so far, and are you pleased?

A: “I’m never satisfied. No doubt there have been a lot of good things that have gone on this preseason but (I’m) definitely never satisfied. I’ve got to continue to execute. The big thing for me is going out there, relaxing, and just executing.”

Q: You’ve had a chance to look at Yulman Stadium. What do you think about it?

A: “Oh my gosh, it’s amazing. I went over there just right after our game and sat up on the top deck, and it’s like you’re right on top of them (on the field). I got to walk the field. It’s pretty tight down there. I think they had some guys watch in the stands so no one runs into them. It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to go there and see a game.”

Q: How much could this mean for that program to have that on campus, at home?

A: “It’s huge. Right now they’ve got it set up where the students can walk right through the campus, go through the Reilly Center into the stadium. I’m hoping for a big student body population to show up and (be) rooting them on.”

--Gary Estwick

Injury report

n OUT: Fullback Erik Lorig (leg), wide receiver Kenny Stills (quad), safety Rafael Bush (undisclosed), safety Marcus Ball (undisclosed)

  • LIMITED: LINEBACKER Khairi Fortt (leg)

Next three up




vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Superdome



On Saturday, the Saints have until 3 p.m. to reduce their roster from 75 players to 53. The Advocate will provide updates of cuts as they become available. Follow @RVargasAdvocate and @UnderhillAdv on Twitter.

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