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Its one of the biggest questions facing the Saints as they push through training camp: With Jimmy Graham and his 51 touchdowns over a five year span now in Seattle, where will the touchdowns come from now?

Veteran tight end Benjamin Watson is perhaps the leader in the clubhouse due to his experience "Touchdowns will be made by other people, that's just how it goes. At one point, none of us will be here at all but the Saints will continue to be a good program, continue to score touchdowns so that is something that we're going to develop through this training camp."

As a whole, the group has talent but it is mostly unproven. Josh Hill showed flashes in 2014 scoring five touchdowns on just 14 receptions. Even less experienced are free agent pickups Orson Charles, Jack Tab and Kevin Brock. It is being reported by the NFL Network that Charles has been suspended for the first game of the season due to a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

As for Watson, he's expected to set the tone, lead by example and hopefully take some of the sting out of Graham's departure "Every year, there's change in the National Football League every year you're looking at a 20% turnover in every team on every roster and sometimes there's more than that and the thing about the league is that the good teams are able to morph into change."

Drew Brees is confident he can build chemistry with his new crop of weapons "We’ve had the chance to work together throughout this offseason, I know we have a lot of young guys stepping into some roles but the faster we can get on the same page, the better."

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