Advocate correspondent Brian Allee-Walsh, a veteran New Orleans Saints reporter, has seen his share of camp fights over the years, but he saw a rare kind of soiree on Wednesday.
When there are fights in camp usually it’s between running backs and receivers against defensive backs and linebackers or offensive linemen versus defensive linemen.
This time it was Saints quarterback Chase Daniels, the defacto starter at the position while Drew Brees holds out, who went toe to toe with new middle linebacker Curtis Lofton after being hit during a play when he wasn’t supposed to be touched. It led to a fight pitting offense versus defense in an effort to protect their guys.
Saints acting coach Joe Vitt wasn’t fazed.
In other news from Wednesday’s practice:
- Two players, starting right tackle Zach Strief (sprained ankle) and running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) suffered injuries during practice.
- Third-year tackle Charles Brown, the team’s No. 2 pick in 2010 from Southern Cal, was replaced by rookie tackle Marcel Jones, the team’s seventh-round pick from Nebraska, after being penalized for offsides during the morning session.
- The fifth and final minicamp workout will be held Thursday from 10:15 a.m. till noon and is open to the public, weather permitting.