Kenny Chesney Trains With New Orleans Saints

Thanks to Kenny Chesney, the New Orleans Saints will be given a day off from their training camp in Jackson, Miss. Chesney was at the camp on Monday (Aug. 11) to join the Saints during practice for a second year. Before Chesney suited up and hit the field, coach Sean Payton told the players he would cancel Sunday’s (Aug. 17) practice if Chesney caught a punt. On his third try, the singer grabbed a 45-yard kick from punter Steve Weatherford. “I quit growing too young to ever think about getting to have a shot at playing even in college, so this is about the most fun I can have,” Chesney said. “It’s like having a lot of these players come out and sing with us during ‘Back Where I Come From.’ … Sometimes just having the moment to feel what it’s like to do it is the greatest feeling in the world.” Chesney performs Thursday (Aug. 14) at the New Orleans Arena.