Cornerback Randall Gay, who has been bothered by a foot injury, intercepted two passes against the scout team. Only backup running back Lynell Hamilton, who watched the practice session with a walking boot protecting his left ankle, was idle for New Orleans.
"I think we're ahead of schedule with just about everything we're trying to get done," Payton said. "Even the buses and everything are running on time or ahead of schedule."
Payton conducted a 30-minute walkthrough with every unit, from special teams to specialized offensive formations. The Saints spent several minutes on turnover drills, something usually seen in training camp.
"Well, we do that a lot during the season, too," Payton said. "But I'd like us to have a little of that training-camp mentality here."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.