Klein had two tackles (one solo) in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He played 25 of the Saints' 66 defensive snaps. While Demario Davis played every defensive snap, Klein, Manti Te'o (27 snaps) and Alex Anzalone (34 snaps) each saw a roughly equal amount of playing time in the opener, with only Anzalone -- who had a forced fumble -- doing much of note in an ugly defensive performance. It's only one week so it may be too early to rush to judgment, but if Klein, Te'o and Anzalone continue to split snaps, it may be difficult for IDP owners to trust any Saints linebacker except Davis.
Klein (groin) is optimistic that he will be a full go in time for the start of the Saints' offseason program in the spring, reports the Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. In his first season in New Orleans, Klein appeared in 12 games -- all starts -- before suffering a season-ending groin injury in Week 14. The Saints placed Klein on injured reserve in Week 16 and he finished the season with 54 tackles (37 solo), two sacks, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. While Manti Te'o filled in admirably in his absence, Klein is expected to return as a full-time starter next season and should be a useful fantasy option in IDP leagues.
Klein made eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Rams. Klein returned from a one-game absence due to an ankle injury to play every defensive snap for the Saints in Los Angeles. With 49 tackles on the season, the former Panther has been solid, albeit not spectacular, in his first New Orleans campaign. Still, his high snap total and role in the middle of the Saints defense makes him worthy of a roster spot in most IDP leagues.
Klein (ankle) will return to the field for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Klein missed last week's overtime victory over the Redskins while nursing an ankle injury. However, he appears ready to go for Week 12 barring any setbacks. Expect him to resume his usual role starting at strongside linebacker.
Klein (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Klein practiced for the first time this week in a limited fashion Friday after suffering the injury against the Bills in Week 10. Manti Te'o would likely start if Klein is unable to play Sunday.
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