Found November 09, 2013 on
NFL Injury Report:
New Orleans Saints
While the Saints, losers of two of the last three, are struggling a bit, they’re also really struggling to get healthy. The Saints will be faced with many game-time calls on Sunday after eight starters missed time this week in practice.
Three starters on offense are listed as questionable. Receiver Marques Colston was limited by a knee injury that sidelined him last week. Jimmy Graham hasn’t missed a beat on Sundays but continues to miss time in practice with an existing foot injury and new elbow injury. Guard Jahri Evans (hip) returned last week but was limited again this week.
Five defensive starters are questionable for Sunday night’s game. Those five are safeties Roman Harper (knee) and Malcolm Jenkins (knee), linebackers David Hawthorne (toe) Curtis Lofton (hamstring) and DE Cameron Jordan (ankle).
Backup defensive ends Tom Johnson (hip) and Tyrunn Walker (knee) are also questionable.
Darren Sproles passed concussion tests earlier in the week and was cleared to play. Sproles is probable. Tight end Josh Hill (foot) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (chest) practiced fully and they’re likely to play as well.
Jonathan Vilma was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list after just his first game back from IR.
The Saints offense has come under a little fire lately for being the Jimmy Graham Show. Getting Marques Colston back and at full strength would be a big boost to an effort of getting more players involved in the offense, but it remains a mystery just how serious the ongoing knee problems of Colston’s really are.
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