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The Saints worked in full pads for the first time on Sunday.  Head coach Sean Payton felt one area the coaching staff could evaluate better with pads than without was the offensive line, which was finally allowed to hit and push linemen around.  With all the new rules surrounding player safety, no team is allowed to be in pads before the fourth day of training camp.  With the Saints having officially reported on Thursday, Sunday was Day Four.

Padded practices are limited throughout the season, but Sunday allowed all players to get used to all the differences that come with wearing the pads.  The Saints first pre-season game will be played August 9th against the Chiefs in the Superdome.

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