By Nakia Hogan
The most tumultuous offseason in franchise history is finally coming to a close for the New Orleans Saints.
Months spent yapping about bounty scandals and contract negotiations and eavesdropping and lawsuits and suspensions may soon be an afterthought.
The Saints, a franchise that has played its way into the NFL postseason for three consecutive seasons, are set to open training camp this week. Their first practice is Thursday afternoon at their Metairie training facility.
Although the team will be without head coach Sean Payton, it does have its star quarterback Drew Brees signed and much of his supporting cast largely intact.
For all the talk of the demise of the Saints, there appears to be enough talent assembled to repeat as NFC South champions, and if they are extremely lucky, an opportunity to make history and become the first team in NFL history to play in the Super Bowl in the same year they host it.
Here are 10 questions as the Saints enter training camp.