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Nick Toon

How does it feel to be healthy and to be able to participate in OTAs, minicamps and training camp?

“It feels great to be healthy. Obviously this year is the first full year for me. Getting to go through all the offseason training, OTAs, minicamps, and all of that stuff is great. It feels great to be back out here and to be out here healthy.”

What was that year out like?

“It was really just trying to take advantage of my opportunity to learn. I sat back and observed, watched the older guys, sitting in meeting rooms, trying to learn as much of the playbook as I could, watching film, and just trying to watch and observe. I kind of got the opportunity to step back and learn. Obviously, I wish I would have been out there playing but last year was still a great learning experience.”

Do the young receivers see that there is a lot of opportunity to be the next addition to this crop of receivers? 

“The opportunity is definitely there. It’s a very prolific offense and there are lots of opportunities. My mindset it to go out there and showcase my ability, do my job, be in the right place at the right time, and catch the ball. The rest will take care of itself.”

What type of receiver do you think you can be for this team?

“It kind of goes back to what I just said. My job is to go out there, do what I can do, showcase my ability, and how i fit in. We will see. That’s something that I can’t really answer right now.”

Even before Marques was missing practice, you were still seeing reps with the first team. Just having that opportunity for you now must be a really good thing for you right now.

“It’s great. It’s a blessing to be in the position that I am in. I am just trying to advantage of the reps and the opportunity that I have and the rest will take care of itself.

Seeing more balls from Drew Brees must absolutely help you? 

“Definitely. Drew (Brees) is a great player and one of the best in the game if not the best in the game. It’s awesome being out there with the ones and getting the opportunity to go out there and showcase what I can do.”