Sean Payton Discusses Champ Bailey’s Camp Abscence…Sort Of
New Orleans Saints safety/cornerback Champ Bailey has been absent from the last two training camp practices. When asked about Bailey’s absence today, head coach Sean Payton gave a swift response.
“No status,” replied Payton. “We don’t discuss injuries during training camp. That’s not new either. Next question.”
Payton has a history of being evasive when it comes to injuries. However, he did discuss wide receiver Kenny Stills’ quad injury he suffered day one of camp.
Stills missed this morning’s practice again, as did guard Ben Grubbs and nose tackle John Jenkins. All three worked with trainers. Grubbs has practiced minimally in camp, though he sat out parts of camp last year and didn’t miss a game. Jenkins remains on the PUP list as he recovers from minor pectoral surgery.
Wide receiver Steve Hull and cornerback Terrence Frederick also missed practice. Both players are long shots to make the 53 man roster.