An abbreviated look at what’s going on around the NFL on Thursday, Sept. 1:
• The Saints loaded up at running back this offseason in an attempt to improve their 28th-ranked ground attack. It's rookie Mark Ingram that has New Orleans most excited, though, heading into the season.
• Jasper Brinkley's hip injury might lock David Herron into a spot on the Vikings' two-deep MLB depth chart for the entire 2011 season. • Raiders center Samson Satele can see the difference in Jason Campbell from 2010 to 2011, and he believes it will provide a big boost for Oakland's offense.