Conflicting Reports Arise In Regards To Saints Training Camp Plans
As parts of West Virginia recover from massive flooding, questions have risen about the New Orleans Saints training camp plans.
At least 23 people have tragically died as a result of the flooding, with reports of houses being completely swept away in White Sulphur Springs.
The Saints are scheduled to begin training camp in one month at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs for the third consecutive year.
However, the resort is currently housing refugees of the flood as the area attempts to recover.
NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt reports the flooding has forced the Saints to move training camp to the team's indoor practice facility in Metarie.
Meanwhile, various Saints beat writers such as Kat Terrell of nola.com, and national NFL writers such as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk both state through a team spokesman that no plans have been made to move training camp to Metarie, and the team still plans on beginning camp in White Sulphur Springs on July 27th.
Since 2009, anytime a Sean Payton coached Saints have held training camp in Metarie, they've made the playoffs. (Payton was suspended for the 2012 season)