New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense1st108.9 (16th)317.1 (1st)
Defense27th101.6 (14th)273.8 (32nd)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/02/17TEJosh HillLower LegQUESTIONABLEHill (leg) expects to be healthy in time for offseason workouts, NOLA.com reports.

Hill finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken fibula sustained in early December and currently remains dependent upon crutches to move around. However, he still has over two months before offseason workouts begin. Given the nature of his injury, that should be plenty of time for Hill to return to form.

(Updated 02/01/2017)
02/02/17TEMichael HoomanawanuiAnkleQUESTIONABLEHoomanawanui (ankle) expects to be ready in time for offseason activities, NOLA.com reports.

Hoomanawanui missed the entire 2016 season due to a high-ankle sprain that included damage to surrounding ligaments. However, he's been running and jogging for about a month now and -- most importantly -- is setback-free in his recovery. Considering offseason workouts don't start until April, Hoomanawanui's prediction for his return certainly appears plausible.

(Updated 02/01/2017)
01/26/17LBStephone AnthonyKneeQUESTIONABLEAnthony (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports.

The placement on IR spells the end of a disappointing season for Anthony, who logged just 16 tackles in 10 games after turning in a 112-tackle rookie campaign. Coach Sean Payton indicated that Anthony needed to make significant improvement with his read and recognition skills in order to challenge for a starting role in 2017, so he'll face some pressure entering training camp next fall.

(Updated 12/20/2016)
01/26/17DBDelvin BreauxShoulderQUESTIONABLEBreaux (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

Breaux was only able to play in six games this season due to a broken fibula and now a shoulder problem. He recorded 21 tackles and one pass deflection when available. Expect B.W. Webb and Ken Crawley to see more snaps in his absence.

(Updated 12/23/2016)
01/26/17DBKen CrawleyKneecapQUESTIONABLECrawley (kneecap) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

This move is more so a formality with Crawley already expected to be out of commission for the next 6-to-8 weeks with a dislocated kneecap. Taveze Calhoun was promoted to the active roster Saturday in Crawley's place.

(Updated 12/31/2016)
01/26/17DLObum GwachamUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEGwacham has generated some buzz this offseason, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, and with Hau'oli Kikaha suffering a potentially season-ending knee injury, Gwacham is a candidate to replace him as a starter at defensive end.

Gwacham is a raw, developmental athlete who was drafted by the Seahawks in the sixth round out of Oregon State last year. He signed with the Saints after being waived by the Seahawks at the end of the 2015 preseason, and appeared in nine games for New Orleans, recording eight tackles, two forced fumbles and two and a half sacks. It's possible that the Saints will sign a veteran free agent to replace Kikaha, but Gwacham is an intriguing young talent who could make some noise in IDP leagues if he is able to secure the starting defensive end job opposite Cameron Jordan.

(Updated 06/10/2016)
01/26/17DBErik HarrisKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEHarris (knee) was placed on IR on Thursday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Harris tore his ACL and meniscus on Monday and had surgery on Tuesday, making it unsurprising that he's been moved to IR. He'll be out for the remainder of the season. Brian Dixon was promoted to the active roster to replace Harris in the Saints' secondary.

(Updated 10/13/2016)
01/26/17LBHau'oli KikahaKneeQUESTIONABLEKikaha (knee) was moved to the Saints' reserve/PUP list on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

Kikaha had suffered a torn ACL during OTAs. While his placement on this specific list infers he could return at or near the midpoint of the season, Kikaha will more than likely be sidelined for the entire campaign given the timing of his injury.

(Updated 08/30/2016)
01/26/17DLMitchell LoewenFootQUESTIONABLELoewen spent the 2016 season on the non-football injury list due to a foot injury, Evan Woodbury of NOLA.com reports.

Loewen signed with Saints in May as an undrafted free agent, but was spotted wearing a walking boot on his foot later that month. Ultimately, he was waived and placed on the non-football injury list. Loewen will look to secure a 53-man roster spot during the 2017 preaseason.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/26/17LBMichael MautiIllnessQUESTIONABLEMauti (illness) will undergo a procedure related to his illness and will miss a significant amount of time, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

No specifics on the illness have been released but news of the procedure combined with Mauti's placement on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday does not bode well for the linebacker's status the remainder of the season. Look for more updates to come as the team updates the situation. In the meantime, newly signed linebacker Sam Barrington is expected to have an expanded role on the defense.

(Updated 11/15/2016)
01/26/17DLD.J. PettwayUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEPettway spent the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

Pettway started training camp on the physically unable to perform list and was ultimately waived and placed on injured reserve. Having cleared waivers, he will look to compete for a roster spot with the Saints during the 2017 preseason.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/26/17DBJimmy PruittKneeQUESTIONABLEPruitt (knee) was placed on IR Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Pruitt was waived/injured Tuesday, but the team announced that he will be placed on IR after clearing waivers Wednesday. In his absence, De'Vante Harris and Cortland Finnegan are likely to see an increase in playing time.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/26/17DBJamarca SanfordUndisclosedQUESTIONABLESanford has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, ESPN.com reports.

Sanford has missed nearly the entire offseason with an injury, although the specifics surrounding it remain unclear. He's been placed on injured reserve and will miss the 2016-17 season, although he could be released by the team on an injury settlement. Sanford was slated to be a depth option at safety during the upcoming season, as both Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd are likely locked into the starting lineup.

(Updated 06/18/2016)
01/26/17DBDamian SwannUndisclosedQUESTIONABLESwann (undisclosed) was placed on season-ending IR Wednesday, Herbie Teope of NOLA.com reports.

Swann took a trip to Philadelphia two days ago to have an undisclosed injury evaluated. It's relatively unknown what the 23-year-old is dealing with, but there is some speculation that it could be a muscle-induced injury. Swann was expected to serve as a depth corner for the Saints in 2016. Cortland Finnegan and Brian Dixon are likely to see a boost in playing time during his absence.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/26/17DBP.J. WilliamsConcussionQUESTIONABLEWilliams will not return to Sunday's game after suffering a head injury.

Williams reportedly suffered a concussion while making a tackle in the first quarter, stopping the game for several minutes while being tended to by medical personnel. He is now in the hospital receiving care. With fellow cornerback Delvin Breaux also out after breaking his fibula in Week 1, the Saints will now likely turn to Ken Crawley and De'Vante Harris to assume starting cornerback duties.

(Updated 09/18/2016)
01/26/17DBKyle WilsonUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEThe Saints have placed Wilson (undisclosed) on IR, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

In his first season with the Saints, Wilson recorded 27 tackles and a pick in 15 games (including four starts) in 2015. While the 2010 first-rounder isn't much of an IPD factor, his injury does represent a hit to the Saints' depth at cornerback. Replacing Wilson on the team's active roster will be defensive tackle C.J. Wilson, who signed with New Orleans on Friday.

(Updated 06/26/2016)
01/03/17DLTyeler DavisonShoulder - LabrumQUESTIONABLEDavison is scheduled for shoulder surgery on Thursday, NOLA.com reports.

Davison started 15 games at nose tackle for the Saints this season and logged the second-most snaps out of any defensive tackle in the league. However, he reportedly played through a torn labrum -- in addition to a separate foot injury -- since Week 4. Assuming the procedure goes well Thursday, Davison should be ready to go in time for the start of offseason activities.

(Updated 01/02/2017)
01/02/17DLSheldon RankinsAchillesQUESTIONABLERankins strained his Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Falcons but should be ready for offseason work, John Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.

Rankins, who suffered a leg injury during training camp this season, spent half of the season on the sideline, but was able to return to the field in Week 9. In nine games with the team, the first-round pick notched 20 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble. He'll now turn his focus to returning from the Achilles injury in time for offseason workouts.

(Updated 01/02/2017)
01/02/17WRWillie SneadHeadQUESTIONABLESnead left Sunday's game in Atlanta in order to be evaluated for a concussion, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Snead took a massive hit in the middle of the fourth quarter and was quickly shuttled to the locker. Although the offseason is right around the corner for the Saints, entering the concussion protocol would be an unwelcome outcome. In any case, Snead's health should be clarified by the Saints in due time.

(Updated 01/01/2017)
08/24/16WRVincent BrownCalfQUESTIONABLEThe Saints released Brown (calf) with an injury settlement Thursday, removing him from injured reserve, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Brown joined the Saints in May, adding a veteran presence to a receiving corps lacking in experience. However, he failed his pre-training camp physical due to a strained calf, which will bring his brief tenure in New Orleans to a close. The severity of the injury will likely determine when he receives a chance with another organization.

(Updated 07/30/2016)
 

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