We're currently in the slowest period of the NFL calendar year. No OTAs. No minicamp. No practice reports.

While New Orleans Saints fans await words on the latest on Michael Thomas contract extension negotiations, there isn't much else to report on the team.

Once training camp starts, expect an overload of over analyzed updates, while the entire fan base prays the team can stay healthy.

The NFL released the 2019 training camp dates for all 32 teams today.

Rookies will report to Saints camp at the practice facility in Metarie on July 18th, with veterans reporting one week later on July 25th.

The first New Orleans preseason game is August 9th, when the Saints host the Vikings.