By Chris Pika, July 26, 2003; 2:00 pm
The Saints, under bright skies, opened their 2003 Training Camp with a two-hour practice at the Saints' Facility in Metairie. QB Aaron Brooks led the Saints onto the field for the first of two workouts on the day.
Brooks, coming of an arthroscopic procedure on his shoulder in the postseason, stood behind center and looked as strong as ever as he zipped passes into the hands of his receivers.
"I threw the ball and felt great," Brooks said after the workout. "I had no discomfort and my arm was feeling better than before. My throws were on time and with a lot of velocity."
"I thought his velocity was back," said Saints' head coach Jim Haslett. "I heard a couple of the balls whistle. When you hear the balls whistle, then you know that he has his velocity. I thought he looked good and he had no problems throwing the ball. He took a lot of the reps today."