Uncertain of when they'll get back into a normal routine because of the NFL lockout, the New Orleans Saints' coaching staff is staying prepared. Mike Triplett, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton

Until recently, the NFL lockout hadn't significantly altered the daily routine for the New Orleans Saints' front office and coaching staff, with most of their work devoted to draft preparations and player evaluations.

Now that it's mid-May, though, it's no longer business as usual. Normally, the Saints would have just wrapped up their rookie minicamp, with the start of organized team activities just around the corner.