Between the lines: Five observations from Thursday’s Saints practice

1 Saints RB Khiry Robinson showed a combination of fluidity and power in a running drill, cutting smoothly to find holes then plowing into defenders for extra yardage.

2 More of the same from rookie WR Brandin Cooks, turning bubble screens up field with devastating quickness and reminding everyone of his toughness with a possession catch over the middle in traffic.

3 Already having a fine camp, CB Patrick Robinson produced his finest moment, picking off Drew Brees while covering slot receiver Andy Tanner.

4 He’s had difficulty turning his hips, but 6-4, 218-pound rookie CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste is tough to beat when he jams.

5 Vying to keep his spot as a reserve tackle, Bryce Harris suffered two decisive defeats in 1-on-1s. He’ll want to be better.

Ramon Antonio Vargas

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