Saints utilizing The Greenbrier

For the second consecutive year, the New Orleans Saints are utilizing The Greenbrier Resort for its summer training camp.

While the resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia may be 236-years-old, it offers the team the most state of the art facilities available, including three new football fields.

Safety Kenny Phillips, who is battling for a spot on the Saints’ roster after a two-year hiatus from the NFL, said the 10,000-acre resort has been everything a player could hope for during training camp.

“Everything about the facility is A1,” Phillips added.

While he and the other players have not had the opportunity to see much of the Mountain State since arriving for camp on July 29, Phillips said from what he has seen, it is quite peaceful.

“That’s something you really need during a stressful time like this,” he said. “You just want to relax and focus on the game of football. So, I’m happy to be here in West Virginia.”

Head coach Sean Payton said he thought his team finished the day’s practice on a high note despite some inconsistencies throughout.

“I thought there were some up and downs with today’s practice,” Payton said. “There was a lull in the middle of it, but I thought we finished pretty well.”

The Saints will host its practices at The Greenbrier until Aug. 20.

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