Michael Thomas watch entered day 4 at Saints training camp, and still no sign of the wide receiver as he hold outs for a contract extension. There were a few other players not on the field. Running backs Latavious Murray and Buck Allen, along with safety Marcus Williams and defensive back Chris Campbell were not present. Cameron Meredith was also M.I.A., but that is because the 26 year old receiver has been released. He never fully recovered from an ACL tear that he suffered in the preseason of 2017 and ended up making just 6 appearances in Black & Gold a year ago.
Young WRs showing up
A big reason the Saints were at ease letting Meredith go is that a number of their young talent at receiver have been showing up and showing out. It’s also been one positive to Cant Guard Mike’s holdout as there have been more opportunities for them to shine.
With Marcus Williams out, 6th round draft pick Saquan Hampton got a chance to play free safety with the first team defense and came away with a pass break up. 4th round selection CJ Garnder-Jonshon also rotated in with the ones taking snaps in the nickel role. Both have shown no hesitation in adapting to the pro game from college and play aggressive.
We had a little extra pushing and shoving today for the first “fight” of training camp. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson and rookie tight end Alize Mack threw some fists at one anther but didn’t really land anything before it was broken up. Mack did toss his helmet at Hendrickson, who has been a part of a skirmish now in each of his three training camps since getting drafted in the 3rd round in 2017.