Updates from Tuesday’s minicamp practice:
Attendance, please: Junior Galette and Glenn Foster were not spotted during practice. Wide receivers Marques Colston and Lance Lewis, defensive linemen Akiem Hicks and Brodrick Bunkley were observers. Rookie linebacker Davis Tull worked out off to the side. Safety Kenny Vaccaro left the session early.
Standout on offense: We’ll go a little further down the roster here and give today’s practice ball to undrafted rookie receiver R.J. Harris. He first flashed by stretching out to make a diving catch on a Ryan Griffin throw. He then later made a nice adjustment to make another nice catch.
Standing out on defense: Stephone Anthony continues to look really good playing in space. His instincts seem to put in position to make plays and he’s always around the ball. Cornerback Stanely Jean-Baptiste also had a nice pass breakup on a deep pass intended for Joe Morgan.
Snap out of it: One of the biggest issues today was bad center-quarterback exchanges. Drew Brees and Max Unger had at least two bad snaps and Garrett Grayson failed to pull in another.
Spiller watch: No surprises here, but C.J. Spiller continues to consistently catch the eye. He’s often one of the more dynamic players on the field and made a nice catch in the flat today. He also split out and came out of the slot a handful of times.
Keeping Tabbs: Not a big update here, but Jack Tabb moves better than expected. The undrafted tight end was billed as more of an in-line player, but he moves well and has surprising speed.
Ellerbe: It’s difficult to gauge anyone in the front seven when there isn’t contact, but while we’re talking about players moving well, Dannell Ellerbe deserves mention. He flashed the ability to keep up with tight ends during Tuesday’s practice.
Slot work: Coach Sean Payton said he envisioned Delvin Breaux playing on the outside next season. On Tuesday, he received some work in the slot with the first-team defense. Kyle Wilson also received some snaps with the first team.
Starting defense: Kenny Vaccaro, Jairus Byrd, Brandon Browner, Keenan Lewis, Anthony Spencer, Dannell Ellerbe, David Hawthorne, Bobby Richardson, Kevin Williams, John Jenkins.
Second defense: Vinne Sunseri, Rafael Bush, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Delvin Breaux, Hau’oli Kikaha, Stephone Anthony, Ramon Humber, Kasim Edebali, Bobby Richardson, Tyeler Davison, Kaleb Eulls,
Morstead hangtimes: Times for a handful of Thomas Morstead punts: 4.56 , 4.4, 4.53, 4.53, 4.07, and 4.68 seconds.
Trying out: The Saints had three players trying out. One was wide receiver Matt Jones, a product of Wake Forest. The others were a punter and long snapper.
1. Complete to Ben Watson
2. Complete to Mark Ingram (would have been a Cam Jordan sack)
3. Complete to C.J. Spiller
4. Complete to Seantavius Jones
5. Incomplete to Tim Hightower (David Hawthorne held)
6. Complete to Josh Morgan
7. Complete to Mark Ingram
8. Incomplete to Brandin Cooks (Rafael Bush pass breakup)
9. Incomplete to Nick Toon (Intercepted by Kyle Wilson)
10. Complete to Joe Morgan
11. Complete to Josh Morgan
Luke McCown passing
1. Complete to Josh Hill
2. Complete to Josh Hill
3. Incomplete to Joe Morgan
4. Complete to Brandin Cooks
5. Complete to Willie Snead
6. Complete to C.J. Spiller
7. Complete to Josh Hill
8. Complete to Ben Watson
Ryan Griffin passing
1. Complete to Jack Tabb
2. Complete to Seantavius Jones
3. Complete to Joe Morgan
4. Complete to Kyle Prater
5. Batted down at line
6. Complete to R.J. Harris
7. Complete to Edwin Baker
Garrett Grayson passing
1. Complete to Jalen Saunders
2. Incomplete to Matt Jones (dropped)
3. Incomplete to R.J. Harris
4. Complete to Jack Tabb
5. Complete to Jalen Saunders
6. Incomplete. Threw into double coverage.