Targeting Week 1 return

Coach Dennis Allen said Friday "the plan" is for Winston (knee) to start Week 1, Rod Walker of The Times-Picayune reports.

Allen noted that there are still "a lot of days between now and Week 1," but that "we certainly like where [Winston] is right now" as the quarterback works his way back from a left ACL tear. Winston has already begun rehabbing from surgery undergone last November, and while his real recovery progress may not be made apparent until he begins taking reps in offseason workouts, it currently looks like the 28-year-old is on track to open the season. New Orleans' offense could take a step forward in the 2022 campaign, with two first-round rookies joining the fold. Left tackle Trevor Penning will help keep Winston upright following the departure of Terron Armstead (knee), while former Ohio State standout Chris Olave provides another legitimate option in the passing game alongside presumed top target Michael Thomas (ankle).

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Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

QB | NO

Rehabbing during minicamp

Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Hill (foot) is rehabbing at the team facility during minicamp, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Wil Lutz

Wil Lutz

K | NO

Gains medical clearance

Lutz (abdomen) announced Monday he has been cleared to return to game action, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

WR | NO

Not expected at minicamp

Saints coach Dennis Allen doesn't expect Thomas (ankle) to participate in June minicamp, Rod Walker of the Times-Picayune reports.

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

WR | NO

Not practicing yet

Thomas (ankle) was at the team facility Wednesday but didn't participate in practice, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Jarvis Landry

Jarvis Landry

WR | NO

Puts pen to paper

Landry has signed a one-year contract with the Saints that is worth a base value of $3 million plus $3 million in incentives, Ian Rapport of NFL Network reports.