Sean Payton says Saints are planning to be away from New Orleans for first quarter of NFL season

According to a report from Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters on Tuesday that his team is planning on being “away from New Orleans” for the first quarter of the 2021 NFL season following the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Duncan notes that “the Saints are leaning toward staying in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the next month weeks and practicing at either SMU or TCU Team could possibly play home games at AT&T Stadium. Officials are still working on logistics. A lot of moving parts involved so situation is fluid.”