Saints/Jags Kick Off Preseason Action Tonight

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(AP) New Orleans and Jacksonville expect to get a brief look at their revamped ground games when the two teams kick off their presason slate Thursday.

Saints running back Terrance West is trying to prove he's the guy to fill in for Pro Bowl starter Mark Ingram, who will serve a four-game suspension to start the regular season.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette dropped more than 15 pounds since the start of last season and will have a retooled line with All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell.

''I feel healthier,'' said Fournette, down to 223 pounds thanks partly to 50 push-ups a night. ''I want to be great. That is my weight I felt best in college.''

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in Jacksonville.

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