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During NFL Lockout, Saints Players Holding Independently Organized Workouts

Not to be outdone by the Atlanta Falcons roster's own self-organized offseason player workouts, New Orleans Saints players are holding their own at Tulane University's football practice field. Thirty-seven players showed up at the workouts organized by Drew Brees, including rookie CB Johnny Patrick from Louisville.

With no particular end to the NFL lockout in sight, and no word on whether the NFL lockout still exists in our plane of reality or in another, it's interesting to see which teams have the leadership and discipline to put in their own work without someone telling them to do so.

Sure, most NFL players besides the Albert Haynesworths are staying in shape in one way or another, but nothing can replace preparing for a football season as a part of a team. Elsewhere around the NFC South the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have also held team workouts.

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