Player News - Saints

Date: Team: Pos:

Saints TE Josh Hill (ankle) is questionable for Week 3.

Hill made progress this week, but should miss his second straight game. Coby Fleener will continue to have an every-down role on Monday night.
Sep 24 - 4:41 PM

Saints LT Terron Armstead (knee) has been ruled out for Week 3.

This was expected after a missed week of practice. The severity of Armstead's knee injury isn't known, but he's likely looking at a multi-game absence. Andrus Peat should replace Armstead at left tackle.
Sep 24 - 4:31 PM

Saints LT Terron Armstead (knee) is not expected to play in Week 3.

Armstead is "highly doubtful" after not practicing all week. It's a pass-game downgrade to a Saints offense that could also be without Willie Snead. Andrus Peat should replace Armstead at left tackle.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 24 - 3:19 PM

Willie Snead (questionable, toe) is a game-time decision for Week 3 against Atlanta.

Snead's status is up in the air after missing most of the practice week. He's "hopeful" of playing, but knows it'll come down to how he feels Monday. Even if Snead starts, the late game and possibility of a setback make him a risky WR3 play.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 24 - 3:02 PM

Decimated by injuries at corner, the Saints are expected to use more three-safety looks moving forward.

After not playing a defensive snap Week 1, second-round rookie Vonn Bell was in on 46 plays against the Giants despite Jairus Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro playing almost every down. With the situation at corner not likely to get better anytime soon, Bell should have a big role for the foreseeable future.
Sep 24 - 11:53 AM

Updating a previous item, Willie Snead (toe) was held out of Saints practice on Friday.

A previous report indicated Snead was suited up, but the Saints' official injury report had Snead not taking part. The Saints will hold another practice on Saturday ahead of Monday night's clash with the Falcons. Although beat writers have not expressed concern about Snead's availability, this remains a situation to closely monitor. The "toe" injury could conceivable indicate that Snead is dealing with a turf-toe sort of injury.
Sep 23 - 4:38 PM

Willie Snead (toe) returned to Saints practice Friday.

Snead was given Thursday's practice off, but he should be good to go for Monday night's tilt with Atlanta. Snead has settled in as an every-week WR2.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 23 - 3:21 PM

Drew Brees said Coby Fleener is "going to be an even bigger part of the offense" once the two find their chemistry.

The problem has been these two can't seem to get on the same page on the field, though Brees said they're getting "more specific every day." Fleener has caught just 3-of-12 targets for 35 yards through two games. He dropped a pass last week and was over-shot on a potential 35-yard touchdown as well. Fleener gets another plum Week 3 matchup against the Falcons.
Sep 23 - 10:49 AM

Willie Snead is dealing with a toe injury.

It's what held Snead out of Thursday's practice. At least right now, we don't have reason to believe Snead will miss Monday's game against the Saints, but we need more information. Toe injuries are no laughing matter. Snead played 54-of-65 snaps against the Giants in Week 2. Even a "limited" session Friday would put him on track to play.
Sep 22 - 4:42 PM

Willie Snead (undisclosed) was absent from the portion of Saints practice open to the media on Thursday.

It's the Saints' first practice of the week, as they're playing in the Monday night game. It's possible Snead isn't injured and is away from the team on personal business, but that's not the most-likely scenario. It's also not the "veteran's day" portion of the season for a 23 year old. Snead's status will be updated soon.
Sep 22 - 3:07 PM

Saints re-signed OT Tony Hills.

He's taking the spot of P.J. Williams, who was placed on I.R. Hills will serve in a swing role behind Terron Armstead and Zach Strief.
Sep 21 - 5:04 PM

Saints placed CB P.J. Williams (concussion) on injured reserve.

Williams avoided a spinal injury, but the Saints aren't taking any chances with him. Already one of the worst defenses in the league, his loss leaves New Orleans extremely thin in the secondary. UDFA Ken Crawley will replace Williams in base sets.
Sep 21 - 4:59 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett isn't worried about Mark Ingram's production through two games.

Ingram has a modest 27 touches, and has yet to find the end zone. Triplett blames Ingram's underwhelming numbers on the Saints' proclivity to abandon the run, something he admits will remain an issue going forward. The biggest concern from a fantasy perspective might be the 10 targets Ingram has ceded to Travaris Cadet in the passing game, though Ingram out-targeted Cadet 4-3 in Week 2. Ingram has a soft Week 3 matchup in the Falcons. He remains in the RB1 conversation.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 20 - 1:47 PM

The Times-Picayune's Herbie Teope reports Saints CB P.J. Williams (concussion) "will be fine."

In a scary scene, Williams stayed on the turf for nearly 10 minutes after taking a knee to the head against the Giants on Sunday. Thankfully, he does not have any damage to his spine, but he is in the concussion protocol. He should be considered week to week.
Sep 19 - 9:42 AM

Michael Thomas absorbed four-of-five targets for 56 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Giants.

Thomas got hot late in the first half with back-to-back catches for 40 yards but was otherwise held in check. He saw fewer targets than Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener. Thomas is still a work in progress but will probably have some big weeks playing with future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees in the Saints’ pass-first scheme. He gets the Falcons in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 5:50 PM


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