4:45 LRN Sportscast

Saints veterans report for traning camp next week and today we learned the Black and Gold have placed wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Marcus Davenport on the physicaly unable to perform list. Thomas is not a big surprise as Ian Rapoport reported earlier that Thomas should be ready to return to the field early in training camp, but not at the start. Davenport has dealt with injuries during his entire career and revealed last June he actually had part of his left pinky finger amputed. There’s no word on what Davenport’s injury could be that would keep from participating at the start of training camp. But this is a big season for him as it’s a contract year.

The Southern Jaguars are predicted to finish in first place in the SWAC West Division according to the preseason poll released by the league today. Grambling State is picked to finish fourth. Jackson State is picked to win the SWAC East.