New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton met with the media Wednesday, June 10 following an OTA at the team's Metairie facility. Here are are fiveaways from that press conference:
- The team's first first-round draft pick, offensive tackle Andrus Peat, graduated from Stanford and is now working with the team during OTAs amd will be on the field during next week's minicamp. Payton said Peat has some catching up to do "but he's a pretty sharp guy."
- Payton said outside linebacker Junior Galette is dealing with a pec injury and is waiting on another medical opinion.
- Cornerback Delvin Breaux, in his first season with the team, spent a lot of time with the No. 1 defense with Brandon Browner not taking part in Wednesday's OTA. Payton said Breaux, a New Orleanian who played in the Canadian Football League, is doing well. "The mental part of it he's handled really well," Payton said.
- Payton was asked multiple times about second-year receiver Brandin Cooks, whose rookie season was cut short because of a hand injury. Payton said being in your second year "allows a player to play a little faster. ... Brandin understands what we're doing and he's smart."
- Payton said despite some personnel changes on offense - most notably tight end Jimmy Graham and receiver Kenny Stills being traded - he doesn't "envision this drastic change." Payton said he doesn't see a shift to running the ball more or passing the ball more. The team, Payton said, will do what's best based on its personnel and the team it is playing that week.