With Hurricane Isaac bearing down on the Gulf Coast, the beleaguered Saints are scheduled to practice at Paul Brown Stadium on Tuesday but details were still being worked out as the Bengals went out to practice Monday afternoon. Indications are the clubs are going to practice at different times.
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In 2007 Saints head coach Sean Payton brought his team north for some joint practices to prepare for a preseason game the Saints beat the Bengals at PBS, 27-19.
Payton, of course, isn’t with the team. A former Miami of Ohio assistant, Payton is serving a one-year suspension because of Bountygate. And it’s one of interim head coach Joe Vitt’s last acts before he hands over the club to offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for the first portion of the regular season as he serves his own suspension.
The Saints could also have a walkthrough Wednesday before they fly to Nashville for Thursday night’s game against the Titans. The Bengals have a walkthrough in the morning Wednesday before busing to Indianapolis for their Thursday night game against the Colts (7 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12).