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Willie Snead | Wide Receiver

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Ball State
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Willie Snead (knee) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Texans.
He was a full participant at practice this week. Snead put up a goose egg in his last outing but that's not happening against Houston. Consider him a mid-range WR3. Nov 27 - 4:23 PM

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Willie Snead was held without a catch in Week 10.

Snead played the entire game despite a limited week of practice. He finished with one target, and had his only catch called back by holding. Snead should be fully healthy coming out of the Saints' bye in Week 12.
Nov 15 - 5:29 PM

Willie Snead (knee) is active for Week 10.

Snead only got in two limited practices this week, but was never in danger of sitting out. He's a low-end WR2/FLEX against Washington. The Saints inactives are QB Matt Flynn, LB Dannell Ellerbe, DB Damian Swann, LB David Hawthorne, DL Kaleb Eulls, LB Ramon Humber, and OT Tony Hills.
Nov 15 - 11:41 AM

Willie Snead (knee) is probable for Week 10 against Washington.

Snead returned to a limited practice Friday. It sounds like the Saints are just managing his reps. Snead caught 6-of-10 targets for 95 yards playing through his knee injury last week.
Nov 13 - 5:20 PM

Willie Snead (knee) returned to practice on Friday.

It's unclear what his level of participation was but it's a sign that he should be ready for Sunday's game against the Redskins. For his part, Snead said he will play this week. He will be a borderline WR2 against Washington.
Nov 13 - 2:27 PM

Willie Snead (knee) was held out of Saints practice on Thursday.

It's a downgrade from Wednesday, where Snead was officially limited. It's possible the Saints are just trying to manage Snead's reps. For now, owners can leave Snead penciled into their WR3 spot. His status will be clarified on Friday.
Nov 12 - 3:26 PM

Willie Snead (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Snead didn't have any setbacks last week, catching 6-of-10 targets for 95 yards. He'll be a low-end WR2 for Week 10.
Nov 11 - 5:31 PM

Willie Snead caught 6-of-10 targets for 95 yards in the Saints' Week 9 loss to the Titans.

Snead led the Saints in receiving despite playing through a knee injury. His 10 targets were also a team high. Drew Brees spread it out more this week, with two of his three passing touchdowns going to tight ends. Snead will remain a low-end WR2 for Week 10.
Nov 8 - 5:30 PM

Willie Snead (knee) is active for Week 9 against the Titans.

Snead missed Wednesday's practice, but was never in danger of sitting out. He's a low-end WR2 against a Titans secondary that's without Jason McCourty. The Saints inactives are QB Luke McCown, LB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Damian Swann, LB Hau'oli Kikaha, DT Kaleb Eulls, LB Ramon Humber, and OT Tony Hills.
Nov 8 - 11:36 AM

Willie Snead (knee, probable) confirmed Friday he'll be "good to go" for Week 9 against the Titans.

Snead clarified that he was held out of Wednesday's practice as a precaution. He practiced on Thursday and Friday and is merely dealing with a bruise.
Nov 6 - 3:18 PM

Willie Snead (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.

He sat out Wednesday's session but was never in danger of missing Week 9. Coming off his best game of the season (six catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns), Snead will be on the WR2/3 borderline Sunday against Tennessee.
Nov 5 - 3:28 PM

Willie Snead (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Snead played 87 percent of snaps in Sunday's win and set up the game-winning field goal. It's not clear when the injury happened or the severity. Snead's status will be worth monitoring this week.
Nov 4 - 5:37 PM

Willie Snead caught 7-of-8 targets for 76 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' Week 8 win over the Giants.

Snead's first score went for 34 yards on a flea flicker. The second was a two-yard grab in the end zone. Snead has come from out of nowhere to put himself on pace for 76/1,074/6 at the season's midway point. He's earned every-week WR3 treatment.
Nov 1 - 6:24 PM

Willie Snead caught 3-of-7 targets for 25 yards in the Saints' Week 7 win over the Colts.

Yardage wise, it was Snead's quietest game of the season. The three grabs were his fewest since Week 1. Snead has proven surprisingly consistent thus far in 2015. He should bounce back as a strong WR3 against the Giants in Week 8.
Oct 25 - 6:09 PM

Willie Snead credits tactical route running for his fast start.

"I just make sure my routes are detailed," said Snead. "I don't have the best speed in the world, but I get open." He doesn't have much size either (5'11/195). Snead has made the most of his relatively light workload (38 targets in six games) and should be in the WR3 conversation Sunday against Indianapolis.
Oct 21 - 9:14 PM

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QB1Drew Brees
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RB1Mark Ingram
2C.J. Spiller
3Tim Hightower
GLB1Mark Ingram
2C.J. Spiller
3RB1C.J. Spiller
2Mark Ingram
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Marques Colston
3T.J. Graham
WR21Willie Snead
2Brandon Coleman
WR31Marques Colston
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
3Tony Hills
C1Max Unger
2Senio Kelemete
RG1Jahri Evans
2Mike McGlynn
RT1Zach Strief
K1Kai Forbath