Te'o (knee) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Te'o seems to be battling a knee injury of undisclosed severity after managing to record four tackles in Week 2. The 27-year-old should be considered questionable to suit up against the Falcons on Sunday, and if Te'o misses any time it should be expected for A.J. Klein and Alex Anzalone to split the Saints' linebacker snaps evenly.
Te'o made four tackles (one solo) in Sunday's win against the Browns. He played 35 of the Saints' 62 defensive snaps. Te'o continues to split time with A.J. Klein (48 snaps) and Alex Anzalone (23 snaps), though Klein appears to have surged to the top of the linebacker committee in Week 2 after registering nine tackles. Still, barring injury, it remains difficult to predict how Klein, Te'o and Anzalone will be deployed on a weekly basis.
Te'o had four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He played 27 of the Saints' 66 defensive snaps. While Demario Davis played every defensive snap, Te'o, A.J. Klein (25 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.
Te'o made five tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers. Te'o played 57 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (77 percent), in addition to seven special-teams snaps. Te'o has notched 36 total tackles in the five games since starting at middle linebacker after AJ Klein (groin) was lost of the season. While not a flashy performer, Te'o should continue to be a quality IDP option in playoff fantasy leagues. The Saints will travel to Minnesota for next week's divisional-round contest against the Vikings.
Te'o made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 31-19 win against the Jets. With normal starting middle linebacker A.J. Klein sidelined with a groin injury, Te'o played every defensive snap for the Saints. Klein was unable to practice at all last week, so there's a decent chance that he will miss Week 16 as well. If that's the case, expect Te'o to again garner the starting nod in Klein's absence versus a Falcons team Te'o notched 10 tackles against just a couple of weeks ago.
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