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Thumb injury doesn't slow Saints' top draft pick in camp

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints No. 1 draft choice Marcus Davenport will undergo minor thumb surgery now that the team has completed its mini-camp.

But the lingering injury didn't prevent him from demonstrating the skills that led the organization to pay a high price to acquire him. Davenport, a defensive end from Texas-San Antonio, is expected to be ready to go when the team reconvenes for the start of training camp in late July.

"He's explosive. He can run. He's got a quick twitch," Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen said. "All the stuff you saw on his college tape and everything he did at the combine. He's every bit as explosive. He's a good athlete, bends well. You can really see that on tape."

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1150.688
x-Carolina 1150.688
x-Atlanta 1060.625
Tampa Bay 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees4334
Pass TDs: D. Brees23
Rush Yds: M. Ingram1124
Rush TDs: M. Ingram12
Rec Yds: M. Thomas1245
Rec TDs: A. Kamara5
Int: M. Lattimore5
Sacks: C. Jordan13.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6259 (2)
Passing Yards: 4334 (6)
Rushing Yards: 2070 (5)
Points per game: 28.0 (4)
Yards per game: 391.2 (2)
Touchdowns: 46 (3)
Field Goals: 31 (11)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5384 (17)
Passing Yards: 3884 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1787 (16)
Points per game: 20.4 (10)
Yards per game: 336.5 (17)
Touchdowns: 33 (12)
Field Goals: 26 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/14 T. West signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
6/14 C. Helms cut
6/14 R. Yurachek cut
6/14 T. Darling signed
6/14 J. Smith signed
5/31 M. Thompson cut
5/31 S. Neasman signed/unrest FA
5/21 T. Smith signed/draft choice Four-year contract (through 2021)
5/18 J. LeRibeus re-signed/unrest FA
5/17 J. Irwin cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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