3. Attendance count:
For the first time since training camp started, second year linebacker Pete Werner was activated from the Non-football injury list and participated in walk-through and individual drills. We’ll see as move practices along this week (no off days till Sunday) how his work load increases. Linebackers Zack Baun, Eric Wilson, and Kaden Elliss have been getting reps opposite Demario Davis where Werner normally would be having started eight games last season, playing in 15 of a possible 17. Tight end Juwan Johnson returned to practice on a limited basis as well . Still out were tight end Taysom Hill (ribs) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (excused absence). Also in attendance off the field were three generations of Mannings…Saints legend Archie, Cooper, and Cooper’s son, Newman quarterback Arch. The three were on the second floor balcony of the Saints building which has a view of both fields. After practice Archie was seen conversing with Saints Owner Gayle Benson, President Dennis Lauscha, Coach Dennis Allen and fellow Ole Miss alum and Saints legend Deuce McCallister, and later Demario Davis, a fellow Mississippian ….Also there was former Saints Coach Sean Payton’s son Connor , currently at Texas Christian University, who is interning with the scouting department.