Shockey, Saints hitting field soon

METAIRIE, La. -- In just a little bit the Saints will take the field for the first of five minicamp practices over the next three days.

I’ll head out there and bring you any news and my observations. The big story, of course, is tight end Jeremy Shockey. He collapsed in the weight room last week with what witnesses described as “seizure-like symptoms.’’ Shockey was hospitalized and was expected to go through an assortment of tests to see what caused the incident.

The Saints and Shockey haven’t provided any update, but the tight end reportedly will be on the field today. So we might hear more on his situation in a few hours.

The media will have access to players after the morning practice and, if Shockey talks, I’ll bring you whatever he has to say. I’ll also bring you whatever else comes out of the locker room. Coach Sean Payton isn’t scheduled to address the media until after the afternoon practice.

I’ll be back with more later.