Aug 27, 2014 00:50 Saints camp tidbits for Aug. 22 Saints camp tidbits for Aug. 22 Advocate story Aug. 27, 2014 Comments Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints linebacker Rufus Johnson (59) throws at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility in Metairie, La. Tuesday, June 10, 2014.On The Bubble Derrick Strozier Position: Running back Years in the NFL: Rookie Acquired: Singed as an undrafted free agent College: Tulane Career highlights: A converted cornerback, Strozier recorded four career crries for 12 yards while at Tulane. He also had 11 catches for 60 yards. Strengths: Strozier has flashed several times in practices due to his quickness, breaking off a few big runs. He has also decent hands and can catch passes out of the backfield. Must improve on: Strozier is a raw running back and might be a project. He will need to find a way to contribute on special teams if he if hopes to make the team. It will be an uphill battle. Projection: The Saints appear well set at running back. Strozier, who has six carries for 16 yards this preseason, will need to make a major impact in the final two games if he hopes to make the roster. Spotlight on ... running backs On solid ground: Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas, Work to do: Travaris Cadet Plenty to prove: Derrick Strozier, Camp developments: Thomas expects his role to change this year after leading the team in carries last season. Say what? “Well I can’t say I grow a real good one. It was until I play, I was just going to grow it out. It’s getting shaved off pretty soon.” Saints QB Drew Brees on the goatee he grew while sidelined with a left oblique strain. “He’s the best of the best; his quickness, ability to play low and bend the edge. He’s kind of the same skill set as Junior Galette, being able to block and go up against Junior is a good look for Robert Mathis.” Saints OL Terron Armstead on the Colts’ Robert Mathis. The Saints and Colts play Saturday night in Indianapolis. Injury report Did not participate: FB Erik Lorig, WR Andy Tanner, LB Khairi Fortt, CB Rod Sweeting, LB Victor Butler, S Marcus Ball, T Ty Nsekhe and S Ty Zimmerman. Next three up Friday: Travel to Indianapolis Saturday: Saints at Indianapolis Colts, 7 p.m. Saturday (CBS) SUNDAY: Day off Going digital For more coverage, visit us at TheAdvocate.com/sports. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find today: ANALYSIS VIDEO: Watch Nick Underhill and Ramon Antonio Vargas break down what happened during the Saints’ practice Thursday. HIGHLIGHTS: Watch highlights from Nick Toon and Drew Brees’ Thursday news conferences. BLOG: Find post-deadline tidbits from Thursday’s practice and other updates leading into Saturday’s game against the Colts at blogs.theadvocate.com/blackandgold TWITTER: Follow @RVargasAdvocate, @UnderhillAdv, @RabalaisAdv and @EstwickSaints.