Tracking the Saints on the rise and those fading at training camp:
On the rise
WR Brandon Coleman
Frequently compared to Saints legend Marques Colston by Sean Payton, Coleman has lived up to the billing as a capable receiver over the middle and a big target downfield.
DT Bobby Richardson
Undrafted out of Indiana, Richardson has vaulted into contention for first-team snaps with a mix of impressive short-area quickness and a relentless nature on the rush.
DE Kasim Edebali
Edebali trotted out with the Saints’ starters in their nickel package on Monday, confirming that a strong camp — he’s got powerful hands and a knack for getting to the passer — has him out in front for the right to fill Junior Galette’s shoes as Cam Jordan’s bookend on passing downs.
RT Andrus Peat
The No. 13 pick in the NFL draft has struggled so far, overwhelmed in one-on-one pass rush drills against the Saints’ defensive linemen and shaky in pass protection during team drills.
DB Kyle Wilson
Brought in to compete for the nickel job, the former first-round pick of the Jets has fallen to the fourth string as an outside corner and sits behind Delvin Breaux at nickel after taking first-team snaps all summer.
K Zach Hocker
The margin for error in a kicking battle is razor thin, and Hocker has some work to do after missing a 45-yard attempt on Sunday and banking in a field goal earlier while Dustin Hopkins has been all but automatic in practice.
Joel A. Erickson
OUT: S Jairus Byrd (undisclosed), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip), LB Anthony Spencer (undisclosed), LB Davis Tull (undisclosed), TE Josh Hill (undisclosed), DT Glenn Foster (undisclosed), CB P.J. Williams (undisclosed), LS Justin Drescher (undisclosed)
LIMITED: WR Marques Colston (undisclosed)
Next three up
Tuesday: Saints take first day off.
Wednesday: 7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m CDT.
Thursday: 7:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m CDT.