Saints renew annual OTA paintball competition

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks with former Texans special team coordinator Joe Marciano takes part in minicamp at the Saints Training Facility in Metairie, La. Thursday, June 12, 2014. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks with former Texans special team coordinator Joe Marciano takes part in minicamp at the Saints Training Facility in Metairie, La. Thursday, June 12, 2014.

When the Saints convened for work on Tuesday, the NFL’s mandate against live tackling was still in place. But they introduced more contact than might be typical this time of year by renewing a tradition: leaving their practice facility in Metairie and playing some paintball.