The New Orleans Saints have a week’s worth of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) under their belts and three weeks to get 10 optional sessions completed.
Absent from OTAs thus far was quarterback Drew Brees who is locked in a fierce contract negotiation with the team after being hit with the franchise tag. While it’s bad news for the Saints to have Brees elsewhere, backup Chase Daniel can do nothing but benefit from the extra reps.
After the absence of Brees, there are position battles going on and a new defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, to get acquainted with.
Here are five things we’ve learned from Saints OTAs thus far.