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The New Orleans Saints reported to training camp in Metairie on Thursday anxious to wipe out the bad memories of a year ago. With head coach Sean Payton back at the helm after being forced to sit out all of last season, expectations are again as high as they've ever been.

Drew Brees told the gathered media that he had not seen Payton since they broke mini camp in June, but the influence of head coach had been with everyone throughout the off-season.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins said Payton had changed some of the team's routines during weight lifting and other workouts and added that everyone arrived Thursday in shape.

KTBS 3 Sports will be at Saints camp for live reports on Friday night and reports throughout the weekend.

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