NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have determined to proceed training at TCU subsequent week in preparation for his or her Week 3 recreation at New England earlier than returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4, when they are going to host the New York Giants within the Superdome, coach Sean Payton stated Friday.
The Saints have been displaced to the Dallas space since Aug. 28, after they flew on swiftly organized constitution flights as Hurricane Ida approached Louisiana’s coast as a strong Class 4 Hurricane that in the end inflicted widespread harm to properties and knocked out energy to the complete New Orleans space for days.
The Saints needed to cancel their ultimate preseason recreation in opposition to Arizona on Aug. 28 and held their ultimate few practices of preseason at AT&T Stadium, the house area of the Dallas Cowboys. They moved practices in Week 1 to TCU, the place coach Sean Payton’s son, Connor, is a pupil.
Whereas the Superdome made it by way of the storm comparatively unscathed, the Saints first house recreation in opposition to Inexperienced Bay on Sept. 12 was moved to Jacksonville, Florida. On the time that call was made, town couldn’t be sure it could have satisfactory companies and hospitality belongings up and operating for an NFL recreation at 73,000-seat, downtown venue.
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There have been additionally uncertainties about obtainable Superdome staffing on the time the choice was made to relocate the Week 1 recreation in opposition to the Packers, which the Saints received nonetheless, 38-3.
New Orleans then returned to the Dallas space to arrange for its Week 2 recreation at Carolina this Sunday.
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