Veterans for the Saints report for training camp today, but before they are allowed inside the team’s training facility, players have to test negative three times during a four-day period. Then a slow ramp will begin shortly after that and padded practices will not start until August 17th. No preseason games this year and NFL analyst Mike Detillier says that will make it tough to find potential contributing players on other teams…
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You can declare the Pelicans champions of the non-regular season. New Orleans was 5-0 in the preseason and the Pels went 3-0 in scrimmage games inside the NBA restart bubble. Last night, New Orleans beat Milwaukee 124 to 103. J-J Redick had a big third quarter, scoring all of his 20 points in that quarter. Zion Williamson did not play as he quarantining after leaving the bubble. It’s unknown if he’ll play in Thursday’s first seeding game against Utah,.
Louisiana High School Athletic Association executive director Eddie Bonine has told schools they can begin seven-on-seven scrimmages on Monday even though the state is in phase two. The players can wear helmets, but no pads as there will be no contact, and groups of 25 will be allowed. But Bonine says the state will need to get into Phase Three and establish a positive trend as it relates to the virus to move into full contact, scrimmages, jamboree, and then games.