The Saints have ruled out Ginn (knee) for Monday's matchup with the Redskins, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Ginn has been nursing a knee issue since week 1, but has toughed through it up until now. The Saints have a bye week following this Monday's game, so it looks like he will have extended time to rest and allow the injury to heal. His absence means the Saints could rely even more on Michael Thomas in the passing game, while Cameron Meredith and Tre'Quan Smith should see their workload increase as well.
Ginn (knee) was withheld from practice Friday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Ginn has been dealing with a knee injury since Week 1 and has yet to miss a game. Back-to-back practice absences isn't a great sign, but he does have an extra day to get ready with the Saints hosting the Redskins on Monday Night Football in Week 5. Another update on Ginn's status for that contest will come Saturday when the Saints release their final injury report.
Ginn (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Ginn was troubled by a knee issue last week, but he advanced to full practice by Thursday to ensure his availability for the team's 33-18 win over the Giants. It's unclear if he experienced a setback with the knee in that contest or if the Saints were simply withholding him for the first practice of Week 5 for precautionary purposes. A better picture of Ginn's health -- as well as his status heading into Monday's matchup with Washington -- should come by the team's final practice Saturday.
Ginn (knee) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game in Atlanta, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Saints have reduced Ginn's practice workload the past two weeks in an effort to reduce stress on his ailing knee. He was a limited participant throughout the week, never in true danger of missing Sunday's potential shootout. Ginn will fill his usual role as the No. 2 wide receiver in an offense that's been heavily reliant on Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara.
Ginn (knee) expects to play in Sunday's game in Atlanta, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Ginn has kicked off Week 3 preparations with back-to-back limited practices, placing a cloud over his availability. He brushed off some of the doubt with his comments Thursday, but until he ditches the knee injury -- either via Friday's injury report or the release of the Saints' inactive list Sunday -- he'll remain a question mark. If he suits up, there's a chance he adds punt returns to his workload with the placement of Tommylee Lewis (knee) on injured reserve this week.
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