Saints turn up the volume for practice

August 5, 2017 GMT

METAIRIE, LA -- The New Orleans Saints waived/injured OL Martin Wallace and claimed T Jerry Ugokweoff waivers from the Indianapolis Colts.

Quarterback Drew Brees did not throw at practice as he was given a “veteran’s rest day.”

Focused on creating the “right competitve environment”, secondary coach Aaron Glenn and wide receiver coach Curtis Johnson helped build the intensity during offense vs defense drills Friday at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.

Coach Sean Payton spoke on the offense spiking the ball after each touchdown scored in camp, “As long as they’re working hard, I like it.”

The team practiced with noise being pumped in from speakers. “Week 1 on the road in Minnesota, it’s going to be loud,” Payton said. “I thought overall, it was OK.”

Payton spoke about the diets of players in the NFL today. “I just think educationally, we’re all in the same business of learning and constantly trying to improve our way to train.”