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Saints’ first practice July 27; 11 practices open to public

METAIRIE, LA - MAY 23: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints prepares to throw a pass during OTA's (organized team activities) at the Saints training facility on May 23, 2013 in Metairie, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

METAIRIE, La. — The Saints are back home for camp, and there is ample opportunity to see the black and gold.

In a news release, the Saints said that 11 practices will be open to the public at the team’s facility at 5800 Airline Drive.

The club announced that players will report on Wednesday July 26th, with practice beginning at 8:50 the next morning. The team will hold its first padded practice on Saturday, July 29th. That is the first practice open to the public. Padded practices will continue on Sunday and Monday. Players will have an off day on Tuesday, August 1st.

Practices will also be open to the public August 2nd, the 5th-7th, and the 12th-14th.

The Saints will also open practice Thursday, August 24th. It will be a joint practice with the Houston Texans.

The Saints play the Texans August 26th at 7 p.m. in the first preseason home game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The first preseason game is at Cleveland Thursday, August 10th.

You’ll need a ticket to attend an open practice. They are free and can be claimed by visiting the team’s website.