Good news: the New Orleans Saints activated Marcus Davenport from their

physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Tuesday, clearing the way for the big defensive

end to participate in training camp practices. And it comes at a great

time with their preseason exhibition series about to kick off on Saturday with the Houston Texans.

That’s not to say Davenport will get on the field in Houston. He’s got more hurdles to overcome as his conditioning

improves, and it’s unclear if the team will give him the greenlight so soon.

They’ve been cautious with other injuries and may choose to do the same here,

instead giving Davenport another week of practice before putting him up against live opponents.

Next week’s join practice sessions with the Green Bay Packers should be a great opportunity to gauge his progress.