Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/16/13
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With the torture of Bounty-gate firmly behind them and Sean Payton back at the helm, the New Orleans Saints are ready for a fresh start, beginning when training camp opens in Metairie, LA August 25. Camp promises to be a busy time for The Black and Gold: players and coaches will be installing the team's third defensive system in three years and re-adjusting to Payton's presence, which includes his newfound love for the benefits of CrossFit. Payton personally does CrossFit several times a week at a gym in the Warehouse District not far from his home, and several players say they've been warned CrossFit exercises will be a part of the Saints conditioning test when players return next week. Offensively, one of the priorities for the Saints will be addressing the ball security issues that uncharacteristically haunted Drew Brees at times last season. No. 9 refused to make excuses and never specifically addressed whether he was having to carry too much weight. It's a question Payton i...
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