After a 7-9 season for the second year in a row, the Saints will start their preseason run in OH against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, who also had a awful season last year that saw them win just a single game out of the 16 they played. Tonight's game marks the first time since Hurricane Katrina struck last August, that the Superdome, which served as a temporary shelter to thousands of stranded victims in the wake of Katrina, has played host to an National Football League game.
The Browns open the preseason on Thursday against the Saints at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The evening will give Browns fans their first chance to see No. 1 overall selection Myles Garrett chasing an opposing quarterback, witness the rebuilt offensive line in action and, in a minor matter (kidding!) see the ongoing quarterback battle, with Brock Osweiler taking over as the starting quarterback.
Rookie DeShone Kizer is expected to get plenty of playing time, but David Njoku won't be able to play tonight because of a back injury.
Peterson hasn't said definitively that he will play this preseason, but suggested on Saturday that he's interested in the idea.
Jackson said he saw a lot of good things in last week's Orange and Brown Scrimmage, but he expects a lot more out of the guys in tonight's game.