Saints release training camp schedule

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan (13), second left, talks to other receivers at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility for Organized Team Activities of OTA in Metairie, La. Thursday, May 29, 2014. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan (13), second left, talks to other receivers at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility for Organized Team Activities of OTA in Metairie, La. Thursday, May 29, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints 2014 Training Camp Presented by Verizon will feature a total of 27 practices for fans to watch the team, starting at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. and ending at their Metairie practice facility at 5800 Airline Drive.

Meanwhile, the Saints’ mandatory June 10-12 minicamp at the Metairie practice facility will be open to the public.

The Saints will open training camp on Thursday, July 24, when players report to The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., for physicals and meetings and hold their strength and conditioning tests. The Saints will begin on-field workouts in a non-padded practice session on Friday, July 25 from 8:50-11:40 a.m., followed by a walk through from 4:30–5:30 p.m. While at The Greenbrier, the club will hold a total of 20 practices, including a scrimmage on Saturday, August 2. All training camp workouts scheduled both at The Greenbrier and in Louisiana will be open to fans and media.

On Thursday, August 14, the Saints will travel to New Orleans. The Saints host their first preseason game of 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday, August 15 against the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. Following a day off on Saturday, August 16, the Saints will begin the final two weeks of 2014 Training Camp Presented by Verizon with seven practices scheduled to be open to their fans and media covering the team. On Sunday, August 17, the Saints will practice from 4:00-5:50 p.m. at their Metairie practice facility. Six of the final seven workouts will take place at the training facility with an evening practice on Wednesday, August 20, scheduled to be held at Mandeville High School. Following a practice on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 training camp will conclude.

As for minicamp, practices will be from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Gates will open 45 minutes prior to each practice, and attendance is free of charge.

In the event of rain, thunderstorms or extreme heat, the Saints might take practice indoors with little or no advance warning, the team said. Fans would not be allowed inside the indoor facility due to space limitations.

The Saints would circulate word on any changes to practice on Twitter (@Saints) or at www.neworleanssaints.com.

Aside from the Saints’ Aug. 14 exhibition at home, they will play preseason games at St. Louis on Aug. 8 and at Indianapolis on Aug. 23. They will play their final preseason game at the Superdome on Aug. 28.