CHANGE IT UP: With the preseason starting Thursday night, coach Hue Jackson switched how he scripted practice. The first-team offense and first-team defense didn’t face each other, and much of the day was spent working against the formations and plays expected from the Saints.
NEWS OF THE DAY: Jackson named Brock Osweiler the starting quarterback for Thursday night — and Thursday night only. He’ll be followed by Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer and possibly Kevin Hogan.
CAMPER OF THE DAY: Tight end Seth DeValve. He continues to emerge in his second year and showed off his athleticism with a pair of long catches on go routes down the right sideline from Osweiler. On the first, he beat undrafted rookie cornerback Channing Stribling. Later he picked an underthrown pass off the back of safety Calvin Pryor.
PLAY OF THE DAY: Receiver Corey Coleman streaked down the right sideline, got late separation from cornerback Darius Hillary and stretched out to make a one-handed catch as he went to the ground. Osweiler made the long throw that arrived before safety Kai Nacua.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “This thing is not over by any stretch.” — Jackson on the quarterback competition to start Week 1 of the regular season.
TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE: 3:25-5:55 p.m.