Saints One Step Closer To Being Back In Thibodaux

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The New Orleans Saints have not yet signed a new deal with Nicholls State for this summer's training camp, but general manager Randy Mueller said it's just a matter of time. ``We're hopeful we can get something worked out to go back to Nicholls,'' Mueller said on Wednesday. ``I think we're trading legal language and hopefully we can get it worked out in the next few weeks. Maybe even sooner than that.'' The Saints switched their training camp from LaCrosse, Wis., to Thibodaux last season. Although there were predictions that the heat and humidity would leave the team exhausted before the season began, coach Jim Haslett said he thinks the weather actually strengthened the team. The team also enjoyed working before larger crowds of fans than they ever drew in Wisconsin and being close enough to home to be able to spend their nights off with their families. ``I think everybody's intent was to go back there,'' Mueller said.