Notes and observations from Wednesday’s organized team activity:
Not spotted: QB Ryan Griffin, DE Cam Jordan
Standing around: DL Brodrick Bunkley, DE Junior Galette, CB Brandon Browner, WR Marques Colston
Working off to the side: DB Damian Swann, S Jamarca Sanford, LB Davis Tull,OL Lawrence Virgil, DL Glenn Foster, DL Tavaris Barnes
THE BREAUX SHOW: It’s important not to buy into anything too much this time of year. The league is scattered with players who shine during the offseason and then fail to live up to the hype. With that caveat in place, rookie cornerback Delvin Breaux shined during Wednesday’s practice. He had a one-handed interception on a pass to Josh Morgan, and then broke up a pair of passes to Brandon Coleman, one on a fade route in the end zone. It was impressive to watch him flip his hips and keep up with Brandin Cooks in coverage. Breaux ran with the starters with Browner sidelined.
NICE PICK; Keenan Lewis showed up with a nice interception of his own when he jumped a Drew Brees pass intended for Nick Toon. He wrapped it up by doing one of LeBron James’ signature celebrations.
TWO-MINUTE DRILL: The Saints did a lot of two-minute work toward the end of practice. One thing that stood out during this portion of practice was that it appeared New Orleans was using a three-man front with safety Kenny Vaccaro serving as a blitzer. Kenny Phillips and Jairus Byrd served as the deep safeties.
STARING OFFENSIVE LINE: Zach Strief, Jahri Evans, Max Unger, Tim Lelito, Terron Armstead.
SECOND OFFENSIVE LINE: Andrus Peat, Mike Brewster, Senio Kelemete, Mike McGlynn, Bryce Harris
STARTING DEFENSE: Kenny Vaccaro, Jairus Byrd, Delvin Breaux, Keenan Lewis, Ramon Humber, David Hawthorne, Parys Haralson, John Jenkins, Bobby Richardson, Anthony Spencer, Kyle Wilson
SECOND DEFENSE: Kenny Phillips, Rafael Bush, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Terrence Frederick, P.J. Williams, Henry Coley, Stephone Anthony, Hau’oli Kikaha, Tyeler Davison, Ashaad Mabry, Glenn Foster
THIRD DEFENSE: Kyle Wilson, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, P.J. Williams, Vinnie Sunseri, Pierre Warren, Henry Coley, Jerry Franklin, Markus Pierce-Brewster, Kaleb Eulls, Bobby Richardson, Ronald Powell