The New Orleans Saints are readying to signifier astatine the location of the Dallas Cowboys for 3 days this week aft evacuating due to the fact that of Hurricane Ida, a idiosyncratic with cognition of the determination told The Associated Press connected Sunday.
The squad is scheduled to clasp workouts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday astatine AT&T Stadium earlier taking a interruption heading into the regular season, according to the idiosyncratic who spoke to the AP connected information of anonymity due to the fact that the nine wasn’t discussing its plans publicly. The Saints are expected to unfastened astatine location Sept. 12 against Green Bay.
Ida made landfall southbound of New Orleans connected Sunday arsenic a almighty Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph (230 kph), 1 of the astir almighty storms ever to onslaught the U.S.
The accomplishment of Ida came 16 years to the time aft Katrina devastated New Orleans. The Saints were forced to determination for the full 2005 season, mounting up operations successful San Antonio portion playing location games determination and successful Baton Rouge astatine LSU. New Orleans besides played 1 crippled astatine Giants Stadium.
That was earlier the existent authorities led by manager Sean Payton joined the franchise. The Saints went 3-13 successful 2005, but spurred connected by the speedy restoration of the Louisiana Superdome, they went 10-6 and won the NFC South the adjacent year.
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue led the determination to guarantee that the Saints would instrumentality to New Orleans, gathering beardown absorption from the precocious Tom Benson, who owned the squad and sought to determination it permanently to San Antonio. Tagliabue was truthful insistent connected the nine remaining successful New Orleans that the league ordered a banner posted extracurricular the stadium saying the Saints would play a location crippled connected Sept. 26, 2006.