- Saints coach Sean Payton opened the offseason in a private meeting with his team emphasizing the running game. With the Saints thinner at wide receiver than perhaps any point in the Payton era, look for them to lean on their interior lineman and talented three-deep running back rotation. Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram for once all are healthy at the same time. It could be a scary group if that lasts.
- This is the first "normal" offseason the Saints have had since 2009. One beneficiary should be tight end Jimmy Graham. He's reportedly looked fantastic in offseason work and is 100 percent healthy again. The lack of depth at wide receiver and the first full offseason for Graham with quarterback Drew Brees since his rookie year could result in a huge season.
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