Storyline of the week
Receivers depth chart uncertain: Instability at receiver has been a theme throughout the preseason, and it continued in preseason Week 3 against the Chargers. WR Michael Thomas is still the top dog, and he looked the part by catching both of his targets for a total of 29 yards. But the order behind Thomas is far from set, with Austin Carr starting from the slot ahead of Cameron Meredith. A contested pass to Ted Ginn Jr. from QB Drew Brees was intercepted by Chargers DB Derwin James.
First-round DE Marcus Davenport saw his first snaps after missing three weeks with a groin injury. He split a sack with DT David Onyemata and made a tackle for loss. RB Boston Scott looked elusive on six carries for 8 yards and wasn’t brought down for a loss. Third-round WR Tre’Quan Smith had four receptions for 39 yards and a TD. A fifth catch-and-run for 23 yards was called back due to a holding penalty.
John Sigler, Saints Wire