Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints
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Saints | Terron Armstead has minor injury
New Orleans Saints OT Terron Armstead (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 26, but it is not considered serious, according to a source.
Saints | Daniel Lasco suffers head injury
New Orleans Saints RB Daniel Lasco (head) left the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter Friday, Aug. 26, after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from LB Vince Williams. He walked off the field with the assistance of a trainer after being down on the ground for several minutes and headed for the locker room.
Saints | Jimmy Pruitt injured Friday
New Orleans Saints CB Jimmy Pruitt (undisclosed) was injured on a punt return during the fourth quarter of the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 26. Two trainers assisted him off the field before he was taken to the trainer's table behind the bench. He was taken to the locker room on a cart several minutes later.
Saints | Michael Hoomanawanui carted off
Saints | Terron Armstead to the locker room
Saints | Garrett Griffin to make preseason debut
Saints | Brandon Coleman not standing out
Saints | Coby Fleener not reliable enough
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener hasn't been reliable enough catching passes and isn't on the same page with QB Drew Brees on some routes, according to beat writer Larry Holder. TE Josh Hill has been more involved in the passing game in recent practices.
Saints | Max Unger returns to practice
New Orleans Saints C Max Unger (undisclosed) was back on the field Wednesday, August 24. He left practice Tuesday, August 23, but should be fine for the team's upcoming preseason game Friday, August 26, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Saints | Coby Fleener still work in progress
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener is still getting situation in his team's offense, and he continues to make adjustments. "I'd say it's an ongoing progression," head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Aug. 22. "I think, man, there's some plays that are real good, and then there's some plays where we've got to be a little bit more detailed and that's something that I know he's got to work on."
Saints | C.J. Spiller not popping in preseason
Saints | Tim Hightower hones in on No. 2 job
New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower is expected to serve as the team's primary backup to RB Mark Ingram, as none of the other reserve tailbacks have flashed or helped themselves in training camp and the preseason.
Saints | Mark Ingram will be the bellcow
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is expected to shoulder most of the load in the backfield with all of his underlings struggling in one facet of the game or another. He is capable of playing three downs, is capable of doing big things catching the ball out of the backfield and he is the best of the group in pass protection, too.
Saints | Marcus Murphy in the doghouse
New Orleans Saints RB Marcus Murphy has coughed the ball up in the return game, and head coach Sean Payton lashed out at him publicly for the second time in as many years due to the issue. He has fumbled twice in two preseason games, losing one.
Saints | Brandon Coleman busy in loss
New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman posted six receptions for 47 yards on 10 targets in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans. He saw increased work with WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead resting.
Saints | Keenan Lewis released
Saints | Sheldon Rankins will be back in 2016
Saints | Delvin Breaux carted off
Saints | Coby Fleener works with starters
Saints | Sheldon Rankins breaks leg
New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins (leg) is believed to have a broken fibula based on initial test results, according to a source. Rankins was New Orleans' first-round pick in 2016, and he may land on the Reserve Injured/Designated to Return list.
Saints | Stephone Anthony back by opener
Saints | Sheldon Rankins carted off
Saints | Tyeler Davison will start
Saints | Delvin Breaux returns to practice
New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux (undisclosed) returned to practice on a limited basis Saturday, Aug. 13. He had performed individual drills Tuesday, Aug. 9, but sat out most of the week's activities.
Saints | No timetable for Stephone Anthony's return
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said there is no timetable for the return of LB Stephone Anthony (leg), although the injury is not as serious as the club initially feared. Anthony was carted off the field after suffering an unspecified leg injury during the preseason opener against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 11.
Saints | Jordan Walsh waived
Saints | New Orleans adds Cortland Finnegan
Saints | Cortland Finnegan expected to join Saints
Saints | Kasim Edebali pulling ahead
Saints | Michael Thomas makes strong debut
Saints | Stephone Anthony carted off
Saints | Garrett Grayson will play a lot
Saints | Michael Thomas continues to shine
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas continues to shine in the early days of training camp, and beat writer Jeff Duncan opines that Thomas looks like a bona fide playmaker. It appears Thomas has already earned the trust of his quarterbacks in camp.
Saints | Young NOLA CBS showing well
New Orleans Saints CBs Ken Crawley, De'Vante Harris and P.J. Williams are having a good training camp, and the solid work continued Tuesday, Aug. 9. All three young players have shown plenty of swagger during the early going and appear to be in good shape for roster spots.
Saints | Luke McCown's job not threatened
Saints | Garrett Grayson buried on depth chart
New Orleans Saints QB Garrett Grayson is a distant third on the team's depth chart behind starter QB Drew Brees and veteran backup QB Luke McCown. Grayson has shown some improvement from his rookie season, but he is no threat to McCown for the No. 2 job.
Saints | Terron Armstead to miss preseason game
Saints | Terron Armstead activated
Saints | Hakeem Nicks cut
Saints | D.J. Pettway placed on IR
Saints | Rough practice for Drew Brees
Saints | New Orleans to add John Kuhn
Saints | New Orleans wants Ronald Leary
Saints | Brandin Cooks out of practice
Saints | Three Saints out of practice
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