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25 reasons to get excited about 2014 Saints training camp presented by Verizon: goal line periods

NewOrleansSaints.com will showcase one reason a day to get excited about the start of the 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. Today, No. 5 Goal Line Periods

Some of the most exciting times of training camp are goal line periods.

The Saints offense against the defense with 10 or less yards from the endzone brings some of the best battles and banter out of the black and gold.

The Saints ranked ninth in the NFL last season in goal-to-go touchdown efficiency (74.2) and 14th in opponent goal-to-go touchdown efficiency.

Jimmy Graham tied Dez Bryant and Wes Welker for the NFL's most goal-to-go touchdowns (7) last season.

Camp will feature a total of 27 practices starting  at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. and ending at their Metairie practice facility.

The Saints will open camp on Thursday, July 24 when players report to The Greenbrier 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 thru from 4:30–5:30 p.m.

The top 20 photos from the New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons games in 2013. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

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