The New Orleans Saints returned to the team’s Metairie, La. facility on Monday to begin the club’s off-season workout program. This portion of the program is focused primarily on strength and conditioning.
Many members of last year’s squad were joined by several Saints newcomers after spending three and a half months away following the end of the regular season to begin the nine-week offseason conditioning program.
Saints QB and team captain
“It’s exciting to come back into the building and see everyone together and getting after it in the gym,” said LB
Since the conclusion of the 2012 season, the Saints have added eight free agents to the mix, including four on the defensive side of the ball to work under new coordinator Rob Ryan.
These players looking to make an impact in the team’s new 3-4 defensive alignment include LB
The 2013 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 25th, with the first round, and continue through the weekend. The Saints hold five picks in this year’s draft for the second consecutive year, including the 15th overall selection. The newest Saints following the NFL Draft will take part in the Rookie Camp in May.
“I’m super excited to be back,” Toon stated. “Especially for a guy like me, who missed time due to an injury, it’s been a long time away from the field. It feels great to be back around all my teammates and feel the energy in the building.”
Later in the offseason, the team will host a full-squad minicamp in the beginning of June leading up to the final week of OTAs. The players will then have six weeks away from the facility prior to the start of training camp in late July.