Saints starters to play ‘a little bit longer’ against Chargers, Sean Payton says

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Most of the Saints starters played for brief periods in the preseason opener last week, and coach Sean Payton said playing time will ramp up a smidge in the second preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers at 3 p.m. Sunday.

What he’s looking for in the second game depends on the position, but the starters, regardless of position, will get more reps this week.

“Obviously we’re going to play our ones a little bit longer into this game like we typically do,” Payton said. “You’re wanting to see some of the mistakes cleaned up from a week ago.”

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