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Saints passing fancy; competition at wide receiver

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Metairie, La - The one area of the New Orleans Saints which has been among the best the NFL has ever seen is the passing attack.  Of course, Drew Brees is the major reason why, but he's not the "only" reason.  Look at the Saints wide receivers and the top two are former seventh round pick Marques Colston and former fifth round pick Kenny Stills.  With Lance Moore and Darren Sproles gone, there will be change. 

Never in the Sean Payton era have the Saints had question marks at the wide receiver position.  And despite plenty of new faces this year and some old ones leaving, the Saints seem confident.  Saints head coach Sean Payton says, "We have had some veteran guys each year, whether it's been Devery Henderson or Lance Moore, guys that have played an awful lot of snaps that we're going to have to replace and get snaps from somewhere else.  We think we've got a lot of good candidates, a lot of young candidates."

This mini camp is a lot different for Stills. "I don't feel like there's so much uncertainty, I just feel like a lot of people haven't gotten to see what we have.  I would hope the guys coming in, I would hope the undrafted guys that we have now have the right attitude about it and listen and they're trying to get better every single day."

Quarterback Luke McCown is an 11 year veteran who enjoys being in the best offense he has ever been a part of, "We're really excited to get Brandin Cooks in here.  Marques is as good and as healthy as he's ever been.  We're stacked at receiver with a lot of talent.  The abilities that all these guys have compliment each other and allow them to play several different positions and different packages.  Those combinations make a quarterback excited."

Veteran tight end Benjamin Watson knows all about turnover on NFL rosters. "The nature of the NFL is that there's going to be turnover at every position.  Sometimes the head coach, there's always some type of turnover in the NFL.  There's always a process of getting new guys acclimated to the system.  In this business everything's wait and see.  From year to year it's let's see how we perform this year."

First round draft pick wide receiver Brandin Cooks will not be at mini camp this week because NFL rules do not allow rookies from schools still in session to attend anything but the first rookie camp.  Cooks should be in next week.
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