Lewis: Greenbrier could be Saints’ training camp for years to come _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS Saints tight end is forced out of bounds by cornerback Corey White after a good gain on a pass play during practice Tuesday at the Saints training complex at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

A few minutes with ... Josh Hill

Tight end Josh Hill, who re-introduced himself to the region with a 46-yard reception Friday night against the Rams, talks about his role with the Saints and how he plans to fit in with the team this season.

The Advocate: What’s different about your second season with the Saints than the first?

Josh Hill: It’s been great because I’ve learned a lot more about the team — the guys on the team, how much they care about each other, winning, so really getting to know each other has been good.

TA: There aren’t a lot of tight ends playing special teams in the NFL. You play on four units.

JH: Yeah, it’s not something I really did in college, but I got the opportunity to play it here, and that’s how I got my ticket on the team, so I took it. I have a lot of pride in it.

TA: What happened on the 46-yard completion from Ryan Griffin?

JH: To be honest, it wasn’t the best route, but he stuck with me and put a great ball... right on my chest... I’m glad he stayed on me for so long. I was getting jammed up for so long; he would usually go to the next progression.

TA: Best meal you’re had during training camp in West Virginia?

JH: We went to Cooks Country Kitchen. Went there with the quarterbacks and tight ends. Had some country fried chicken.

TA: Wouldn’t have envisioned you as a country fried chicken kind of guy...

JH: I’m from Idaho, man.

-- Gary Estwick

Injury report

Did not participate: QB Drew Brees, WR Kenny Stills, RB Pierre Thomas, CB Champ Bailey, CB Rod Sweeting, FB Erik Lorig, RG Jahri Evans, T Ty Nsekhe, TE Je’Ron Hamm LB Victor Butler

Limited: WR Joseph Morgan, CB Patrick Robinson

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Until Thursday, practices are held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Advocate will tweet observations throughout. Follow @RVargasAdvocate, @UnderhillAdv, @LewisAdvocate and @EstwickSaints.

Going digital

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

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

-- V IDEO: An analysis of the Saints’ fourth-to-last practice in West Virginia before facing the Tennessee Titans in their return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and in their second game of the preseason on Friday night.

-- B LOG: We’ll provide live updates from practice. Go to blogs.theadvocate.com/ blackandgold