New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th113.8 (14th)258.4 (6th)
Defense26th100.8 (11th)268.4 (27th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19915Arkansas-Pine Bluff
31Banjo, Chris CB5-102072/26/19904Southern Methodist
48Bell, Vonn FS5-1120512/12/19942Ohio State
40Breaux, Delvin CB6-121010/25/19893LSU
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197917Purdue
25Bush, Rafael DB5-112035/12/19877South Carolina State
80Carr, Austin WR6-019512/25/1993RNorthwestern
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/19923Rutgers
20Crawley, Ken CB6-11802/8/19932Colorado
10Daniel, Chase QB6-022510/7/19869Missouri
95Davison, Tyeler DT6-23099/3/19923Fresno State
33Edmunds, Trey RB6-122312/30/1994RMaryland
90Fairley, Nick DT6-43081/23/19887Auburn
82Fleener, Coby TE6-62519/20/19886Stanford
19Ginn, Ted WR5-111804/12/198511Ohio State
79Greco, John T6-43183/24/198510Toledo
34Hardee, Justin DB6-02002/7/1994RIllinois
21Harris, De'Vante CB5-111906/30/19932Texas A&M
91Hendrickson, Trey DE6-427012/5/1994RFlorida Atlantic
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19905Idaho State
7Hill, Taysom QB6-22218/23/1990RBrigham Young
56Hodges, Gerald LB6-22361/17/19915Penn State
84Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19888Illinois
 Hughes, John DT6-23204/27/19886Cincinnati
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19897Alabama
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19897California
41Kamara, Alvin RB5-102157/25/1995RTennessee
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19905Washington
44Kikaha, Hau'oli OLB6-32467/24/19923Washington
53Klein, A.J. OLB6-12407/30/19915Iowa State
 Lasco, Daniel RB6-120510/9/19922California
23Lattimore, Marshon CB6-01925/20/1996ROhio State
68Lawrence, Devaroe DT6-229410/13/1992RAuburn
61LeRibeus, Josh G6-23157/2/19895Southern Methodist
11Lewis, Tommylee WR5-716810/24/19922Northern Illinois
42Line, Zach RB6-12334/26/19905Southern Methodist
3Lutz, Wil K5-111847/7/19942Georgia State
 Mauti, Michael LB6-22431/19/19905Penn State
24Moore, Sterling CB5-102022/3/19907Southern Methodist
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19869Southern Methodist
97Muhammad, Al-Quadin DE6-32503/28/1995RMiami (Fla.)
57Okafor, Alex DE6-42612/8/19915Texas
93Onyemata, David DT6-430011/13/19922Manitoba (Canada)
75Peat, Andrus G6-731611/4/19933Stanford
71Ramczyk, Ryan T6-53144/22/1994RWisconsin
98Rankins, Sheldon DT6-23054/2/19942Louisville
52Robertson, Craig OLB6-12342/11/19886North Texas
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/19923Ball State
51Te'o, Manti MLB6-12411/26/19915Notre Dame
13Thomas, Michael WR6-32123/3/19932Ohio State
60Unger, Max C6-53054/14/19869Oregon
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19915Texas
67Warford, Larry G6-33176/18/19915Kentucky
26Williams, P.J. CB6-01966/1/19933Florida State
43Williams, Marcus FS6-01959/8/1996RUtah
49Wood, Zach LS6-32551/10/1993RSouthern Methodist
Injured Players
66Allen, Jack (IR) C6-22969/24/19921Michigan State
47Anzalone, Alex (IR) OLB6-32419/22/1994RFlorida
85Arnold, Dan (IR) WR6-6220//RWis.-Platteville
42Braman, Bryan (IR) LB6-52415/4/19877West Texas A&M
11Fuller, Corey (IR) WR6-22006/23/19904Virginia Tech
80Harbor, Clay (IR) TE6-32407/2/19878Missouri State
29Kuhn, John (IR) FB6-02509/9/198212Shippensburg
70Loewen, Mitchell (IR) DE6-52752/14/19931Arkansas
58Parry, David (IR) NT6-23173/7/19923Stanford
64Strief, Zach (IR) T6-73209/22/198312Northwestern
54Stupar, Nate (IR) ILB6-22403/14/19885Penn State
73Wallace, Martin (IR) T6-63114/22/19902Temple
Practice Squad
 Bighill, Adam LB5-1023010/16/19881Central Washington
14Dural, Travin WR6-220611/19/1993RLSU
77Fullington, John G6-53005/30/19912Washington State
45Griffin, Garrett TE6-42403/4/19941Air Force
 Hamilton, Woodrow DT6-331512/20/19922Ole Miss
74Jenkins, Alex DE6-62701/15/1993RIncarnate Word (Tex.)
 Martin, Gabe LB6-22366/5/19922Bowling Green
37Maulet, Arthur CB5-91907/13/1993RMemphis
 Skov, Shayne LB6-32477/9/19903Stanford
63Tom, Cameron C6-42876/21/1995RSouthern Mississippi
78Turner, Landon G6-43255/15/19932North Carolina
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New Orleans6-4312.86-3289.426.42138
 
 
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Position Listing
Trey Hendrickson
News
Hendrickson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Hendrickson was limited in practice this week after suffering the knee injury against the Patriots on Sunday. The rookie defensive end played more snaps that expected in his NFL debut and could increase his role if he is able to play against the Panthers this week.

Landon Turner
No Updates
Gabe Martin
News
Martin was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Martin was just signed by the Saints a week ago, and he's already being shown the door. The 25-year-old only has one year of NFL experience with Arizona last season, recording just four tackles (two solo) while playing mainly on special teams.

Ryan Ramczyk
News
Ramczyk (undisclosed) was an active participant at Saints' practice Monday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Ramczyk left Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury. While the team was tight-lipped regarding the situation, it now appears the issue was nothing serious. Barring any setbacks, the first-round pick out of Wisconsin is seemingly on track to start the season protecting quarterback Drew Brees' blind side.

Senio Kelemete
News
Kelemete returned to practice Wednesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.comreports.

Kelemete was taken off the PUP list Wednesday after landing on the list early last week. Given his availability, it appears he'll reassume his position along the starting offensive line.

Tyeler Davison
News
Davison (shoulder) is expected to return by training camp, Josh Katzenstein of The Times Picayune reports.

Davison underwent surgery in January to repair the torn labrum that impacted him throughout his rookie campaign. He's been rehabbing and recovering for months and is expected to be back in full for the start of training camp. When he returns he'll likely be the top backup at defensive tackle behind starters Sheldon Rankins and Nick Fairley.

Terron Armstead
News
Armstead (shoulder) is on track to play Sunday against the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A report Friday from Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune labeled Armstead as a coin flip for Sunday's contest, but the Saints have apparently been pleased with the progress the veteran tackle has made in the subsequent two days. As a result, Armstead appears poised to make his 2017 debut Sunday following a long recovery from June surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Injury
Shoulder - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for Week 7 at Green Bay
Arthur Maulet
News
Maulet was waived by the Saints on Monday, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.

The Saints promoted Maulet to the active roster in order to provide depth in the secondary for this past weekend's game against the Panthers. However, they're replacing him this week in order to beef up the defensive line rotation ahead of a Week 4 matchup against Jay Ajayi and the Dolphins.

Clay Harbor
News
The Saints placed Harbor (undisclosed) on injured reserve Monday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

Harbor and the Saints agreed to a contract during the offseason. The veteran was competing for a spot on the final roster. The specifics of his injury are unclear, but he now will spend the entire 2017 season on IR.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Jack Allen
News
Allen (undisclosed) reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Allen was waived Wednesday and will now spend the remainder of the season on the Saints' IR, barring he reaches an injury settlement with the club and is subsequently released.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Martin Wallace
News
Wallace (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve.

It still isn't clear what Wallace is dealing with, or when he could be back in action.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Delvin Breaux
News
The Saints officially designated Breaux (leg) to return from injured reserve Friday, nick reports.

Breaux is eligible to practice at this point and was seen taking part in the stretching and conditioning portion of practice Friday. The 27-year-old could potentially return to game action against the Buccaneers in Week 9, but he still has a lot to show in practice before making any declarations on a full return.

Injury
Leg - IR-R for Week 7 at Green Bay
Ken Crawley
News
Crawley is a coach's decision inactive against the Patriots in Week 2, Scott DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Crawley is a backup corner for New Orleans and is likely getting bumped from active status as a result of the team's overall health. He shouldn't be expected to see a significant role this year unless injuries force him up the depth chart.

Mitchell Loewen
News
Loewen was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a high-ankle sprain, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Loewen suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Patriots. The Saints signed defensive tackle David Parry from the practice squad to take Loewen's place on the 53-man roster.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Cameron Jordan
News
Jordan recorded five tackles (four solo), two sacks, three passes defended, an interception and a touchdown in Sunday's win against the Lions.

Wow. Jordan was an absolute menace in Week 6, constantly harassing Matt Stafford in the Detroit backfield, and on the few occasions when he wasn't pressuring Stafford, he was deflecting passes at the line. Jordan even turned one of those tipped passes directly into points, catching his own batted ball while standing in the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown that ended any hopes of a Lions comeback. With four sacks in his last three games, Jordan is once again showing why he's one of the best linemen in the league -- and a standout IDP option as well. Jordan will have a chance to continue on his current tear Week 7 against a banged-up Packers offensive line.

Trey Edmunds
No Updates
John Greco
News
Greco plans to sign with the Saints, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

The Saints made several roster moves on Tuesday but none were bigger than placing veteran tackle Zach Strief on injured reserve. The Saints will bring in Greco to shore up the line, but the guard's exact role in New Orlean's offense remains to be seen. Look for more updates to come as Greco gets accustomed to his new home.

Nate Stupar
News
Stupar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Stupar tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Lions and now his season is officially over. The linebacker played exclusively on special teams in his four games with the Saints, recording one tackle in four games.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Josh LeRibeus
No Updates
Michael Mauti
News
Mauti agreed to re-sign with the Saints on Tuesday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.

Mauti, a former Saints' special teams captain, took a break from the field last season to deal with a longtime battle with ulcerative colitis. He returned to training camp this year, but failed to make the final roster. An injury to the team's current special teams captain, Nathan Stupar, presumably opened the door for Mauti's return.

Daniel Lasco
News
Lasco was promoted to the Saints' active roster Tuesday, John Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Lasco will become the No. 4 back on the Saints depth chart after starting the season on the practice squad. Look for second-year pro to play more of a role on special teams as Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are poised to handle the majority of the reps out of the backfield.

Vonn Bell
News
Bell (wrist) returned to practice for Thursday's OTA session, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.

Bell was held out of the entirety of last week's OTAs, but his wrist injury was never considered serious. He should be good to go moving forward, and after posting 87 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles across 16 games (14 starts) during his rookie season, Bell should be back in a similar role with the top unit.

Justin Hardee
No Updates
Bryan Braman
News
Braman (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Saints on Saturday, freelance NFL reporter Adam Caplan reports.

The nature of the injury remains unclear, but Braman is now available to sign elsewhere if he is able to play.

Injury
Undisclosed - Out for Week 7 at Green Bay
Dan Arnold
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Shayne Skov
News
Skov (knee) was released by the 49ers on Tuesday.

The Stanford product was placed on injured reserve in November due to a knee injury. He registered 10 tackles on the year playing a primarily special teams role. His release was the result of a failed physical, so his knee presumably has yet to fully recover.

A.J. Klein
News
Klein had three tackles (all assisted) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 52-38 win over the Lions.

Klein was quiet in the blowout win, as the Lions were forced to turn to the passing game in an attempt to dig out of a huge hole. Despite the low output, Klein is still the team's leading tackler, and Sunday's game is likely an anomaly. A sure tackler in the middle of the Saints defense, Klein should continue to be a quality IDP option.

Manti Te'o
News
Te'o notched nine tackles (seven solo), a sack and three tackles for loss in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers.

According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Te'o appears to be the front-runner to start at middle linebacker in the Saints' base 4-3 defense. The Saints took a chance on Te'o, who is coming off a torn Achilles, by signing the fifth-year linebacker to an incentive-laden two-year deal this offseason. While injuries have plagued the former Notre Dame star throughout his young career, when healthy, Te'o has been a consistent performer. Te'o may leave the field on passing downs, but as long as he starts and, most importantly, remains healthy, he's a good bet for solid production at a reasonable price in IDP formats.

Drew Brees
News
Brees completed 21 of 31 passes for 186 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's 52-38 win over Detroit.

You'd have to go back to Week 12 of the 2013 season for the last time Brees was held under 200 passing yards. The fact that the Saints defense generated two pick sixes and the team was in position for much of the second half to try to run out the clock can be seen as contributing factors. Brees himself threw an ugly pick-six late on Sunday and snapped his four-game interceptionless streak to start the season. Expect Brees to return to his more typical statistical output next week against a reeling Packers squad.

John Fullington
No Updates
Travin Dural
News
Dural was released by the Saints on Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Dural shined in the Saints' final preseason game Thursday with four catches for 56 yards, but didn't appear in the previous three contests. The 23-year-old was dealing with a shoulder injury in July after going undrafted out of LSU in April.

Garrett Griffin
News
Griffin signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints earlier this month, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Griffin originally joined the Saints in early June 2016 following a successful tryout during rookie minicamp in May. The 6-4, 240-pound tight end, who played collegiately at the U.S. Air Force Academy, spent most of the season on the team's practice squad after failing to crack the final 53-man roster out of training camp. Griffin will compete for a roster spot next season as the Saints' third-string tight end behind Coby Fleener and Josh Hill.

Brandon Coleman
News
Coleman caught two passes on four targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

Coleman out-snapped Willie Snead, who was making his first appearance of the season, but the big receiver managed very little production in a weird game where Drew Brees only passed for 186 yards, despite the Saints scoring 52 points. The Saints face a susceptible Packers secondary in Week 7, but Coleman remains a risky fantasy option.

Josh Hill
News
Hill (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

The Saints' bye week apparently gave Hill plenty of time to recover from the concussion he suffered in a 20-0 win over the Dolphins in Week 4. He's merely a complementary piece in the Saints' passing attack, having drawn just four targets in four games.

Sterling Moore
News
Moore (chest) was a full participant at the Saints' practice Wednesday.

Moore has not played since suffering the pectoral injury Week 2 against the Patriots but seems fully healthy following the Saints' bye week. The 27-year-old's role on the Saints' defense is difficult to pinpoint following the injury, and it could be determined by gameflow, assuming he remains healthy.

Nick Fairley
News
Fairley (illness) was placed on the Saints' reserve/non-football injury list Monday, effectively ending his 2017 campaign, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Fairley's future in the league has been put into serious question due to his heart condition, which was first revealed earlier this month. The issue comes just a year after the 29-year-old recorded career highs with 43 tackles (29 solo) and 6.5 sacks across 16 games in New Orleans. It's a devastating blow for the Saints defense, and Fairley's absence leaves David Onyemata and Tony McDaniel as the frontrunners to fill in for him along the line. At this point, it seems like the safest option for Fairley is to hang up the cleats for good.

Injury
Illness - Out for Week 7 at Green Bay
Michael Thomas
News
Thomas caught three of six passes for 11 yards in Sunday's win against the Lions.

In a game where the Saints scored 52 points, you would assume that Thomas, the team's top receiver, would have had a productive afternoon. Yet, the sophomore wideout was held to a paltry 11 yards on just three catches. While his six targets led the team, Drew Brees passed for just 186 yards, his fewest since 2013, in a weird game where the Saints defense scored three touchdowns and the ground game churned out 193 rushing yards. Thomas still leads the team in receiving yards, targets and receptions by a fairly wide margin, so as frustrating as Sunday's tilt was for fantasy owners, there's no need to panic. The Saints will face a susceptible Packers secondary in Week 7.

Zach Strief
News
Strief (knee) said he hopes to avoid surgery to address a sprained MCL and thinks he'll be able to return from injured reserve at some point in December, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Strief, the Saints' starting right tackle, injured his knee in Week 4 and has since been replaced by rookie first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk. It's likely that Ramczyk will be the team's long-term answer at that position, but Strief, an 11-year veteran, is still optimistic about returning to the field in what could be the final season of his career. The Saints will monitor his progress in the weeks to come before discerning whether or not a return from IR is feasible before the year is out.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Injured Reserve
Craig Robertson
News
Robertson had 11 tackles (four solo), a sack, a pass defense, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win against the Lions.

Like many on the Saints defense, Robertson had a huge statistical day against the Lions. On one second-quarter play, Robertson completed the coveted defensive hat trick, recovering his own forced fumble on a sack of quarterback Matthew Stafford. Even though he led the Saints in tackles last season, Robertson's playing time had taken a huge hit with the defense skewing younger this year. However, with rookie linebacker Alex Anzalone suffering a season-ending injury last week, Robertson has seen a huge increase in snaps the last two games. While the veteran linebacker isn't likely to force a ton of turnovers or post huge sack totals, Robertson is a sideline-to-sideline tackler that is now worth owning in many IDP leagues.

P.J. Williams
News
Williams had three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Sunday's 34-13 win against the Panthers.

The interception was the first of Williams' career. Despite entering his third season with the Saints, injuries have limited the 2015 third-round draft pick to only 21 career games. Opposing quarterbacks have picked on Williams in coverage thus far this year -- his 21 total tackles are actually the most by any Saints defender -- but he should continue to play plenty of snaps with Delvin Breaux (broken fibula) out for at least another three weeks. Until Breaux returns, Williams should remain a decent IDP option in many leagues.

Corey Fuller
News
Fuller (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

This is the first we've heard of Fuller having an injury. It isn't clear what he's dealing with, but he's likely stuck on IR through the end of the season.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Ted Ginn
News
Ginn nabbed all four targets that came his way for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 52-38 win over Detroit. He added a three-yard run during the contest.

Ginn helped put New Orleans up for good late in the first quarter with a 20-yard touchdown reception. It was, from a yardage perspective, the best game of Ginn's short tenure with the Saints, but his future is a little murky. The veteran speedster has not caught more than four passes thus far this season and now potentially faces increased competition from pass-catching rookie back Alvin Kamara and the reinstated Willie Snead who, while catchless on Sunday, averaged 6.9 targets per game in 2016.

Zach Wood
News
Wood signed a contract with the Saints on Saturday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

The Saints added Wood to be their long snapper after releasing veteran Jon Dorenbos due to a heart issue.

Michael Hoomanawanui
News
Hoomanawanui caught two passes on three targets for 27 yards, including a two-yard touchdown reception, in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

Hoomanawanui has seen his playing time steadily increase over the last few weeks -- he played 41 of 71 offensive snaps in Week 6 -- but the veteran tight end is still primarily a blocking specialist. With only four catches on the season, Hoomanawaui can be left on the waiver wire in almost all fantasy leagues.

Rafael Bush
News
Bush agreed to terms with the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

Bush played for the Saints from 2012-15, but spent last season with the Lions, starting four games and playing the remaining 12 as the team's No. 3 safety. He recorded 53 tackles and two interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown. Bush is 30 years old, and while he may not start ahead of Kenny Vaccaro and Vonn Bell, he should still see a significant amount of snaps and act as a veteran presence on New Orleans defense.

Mark Ingram
News
Ingram rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and added 36 yards through the air on five catches in Sunday's 52-38 win over Detroit.

Most knew Ingram was in store for a heavier workload after Adrian Peterson skipped town, but few could expect this. It was the first time since Week 11 of the 2014 season that Ingram recorded 30 touches in a game. Ingram also scored his first two touchdowns of the season, both on short, second-quarter carries. It would be foolish to think that Ingram will continue this pace as New Orleans was in position to try to run out the clock for much of the second half and rookie Alvin Kamara, too, should see increased work with Peterson gone. Still, Sunday showed what the multi-faceted Ingram can do with a little more room to operate.

Alex Anzalone
News
The Saints selected Anzalone in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 76th overall.

Anzalone is a bit of a durability worry, but when healthy he was a standout contributor on Florida's dominant defense. He's a very good athlete at the least, running a 4.63-second 40 at 6-foot-3, 241 pounds. He's not necessarily likely to start as a rookie, but the Saints are weak enough at linebacker that it shouldn't be ruled out.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Larry Warford
No Updates
Adam Bighill
News
Bighill was waived by the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of the The New Orleans Advocate reports.

The Saints made a series of minor moves Tuesday, waiving Bighill in order to sign John Hughes and promote Daniel Lasco to the active roster. The linebacker was only active for two games while with the Saints.

Tommylee Lewis
News
Lewis (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday for the Saints' Week 6 game against the Lions, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Lewis was active for the Saints' first four games of the season, hauling in seven of 10 targets for 84 yards. However, with Willie Snead having completed his three-game suspension and apparently recovered from a hamstring injury that kept him out Week 4, the Saints didn't have a need for Lewis as their No. 4 wideout.

John Hughes
News
Hughes re-signed with the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

Hughes was let go by the Saints last Friday but now returns to the team, as they only have three healthy defensive tackles on the roster. Look for the 29-year-old to return to a reserve role on defense.

Taysom Hill
News
Hill (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt versus the Patriots, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Hill is expected to retain this same status throughout the season, barring an injury to either Drew Brees or backup Chase Daniel.

Woodrow Hamilton
News
Hamilton (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement by the Patriots on Monday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Hamilton was added to the Patriots injured reserve list due to an undisclosed injury, but the team ultimately decided to part ways with the 24-year-old defensive tackle.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 7 at Green Bay
Gerald Hodges
News
The Saints will sign Hodges to a contract later Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The addition of Hodges will help shore up the Saints' depth at outside linebacker after Alex Anzalone (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve following the team's last game Oct. 1 against the Dolphins. It's unclear if Hodges, who logged 83 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions in 15 games with the 49ers in 2016, will carve out a meaningful role right away for New Orleans, keeping him off the IDP radar for now.

David Onyemata
No Updates
Willie Snead
News
Snead (hamstring) was limited at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Snead was also a limited practice participant all last week and ended up playing in Sunday's 52-38 win over the Lions. He logged only 30 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps in that contest, however, catching one of three targets for 11 yards. Snead should be healthy enough to play against a vulnerable Green Bay secondary, but there's no guarantee his role increases from last week. The Saints seem content to rely on Michael Thomas, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara as their top play-making options, leaving few targets to go around for Snead and the Saints' other complementary receivers. Quarterback Drew Brees enters Sunday averaging 36.4 attempts per game, with Kamara and Ingram accounting for nearly a third of the targets.

Injury
Hamstring - Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for Week 7 at Green Bay
Sheldon Rankins
News
Rankins 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.

Kenny Vaccaro
News
Vaccaro had four tackles (three solo), three passes defensed, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

Vaccaro was benched for poor play in Week 2 but has been a different player since then. In the last three games since his demotion, the Saints' starting strong safety has recorded two picks, defended five passes, and notched 14 total tackles. In addition, his first-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone was the first touchdown of his NFL career. Vaccaro has played every defensive snap for New Orleans in each of the last three games and should continue to be a quality IDP option in most leagues.

Alex Jenkins
No Updates
Chase Daniel
News
Daniel (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Daniel's quick return to full participation suggests he should be fine to back up Drew Brees on Monday. The Saints recently signed undrafted rookie Taysom Hill to serve as their No. 3 quarterback.

Devaroe Lawrence
News
The Saints placed Lawrence (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday, Herbie Teope of The Time-Picayune reports.

Lawrence began training camp on the non-football injury list, and will now likely miss the rest of the season. It remains unclear what the issue is, but the Auburn product did undergo season-ending knee surgery in December of last year.

Injury
Undisclosed - Out for Week 7 at Green Bay
De'Vante Harris
No Updates
Cameron Tom
No Updates
John Kuhn
News
Kuhn (biceps) underwent surgery Tuesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Kuhn's surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida, and it will effectively keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. The 35-year-old just signed on with the Saints, so whether he stays with them for another season may be an offseason decision.

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Biceps - Injured Reserve
Wil Lutz
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Lutz kicked seven extra points and a 41-yard field goal in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

With the Saints scoring 52 points, Lutz was a busy man in Week 6. With the Saints' bye week having already passed, Lutz's fantasy owners can likely "set it and forget it" when it comes to their kicker, as he should continue to be a top option in most leagues.

Marcus Williams
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Williams recorded his first career interception in Sunday's 34-13 win against the Panthers.

Williams had only two tackles (both assisted), but his fourth-quarter pick sent Carolina fans flooding to the exits. The rookie safety has only 12 total tackles on the season despite starting and playing nearly every snap for the Saints defense. While he's not yet worth owning in the majority of leagues, if Williams can start making a few more plays in pass coverage, he could land on the IDP radar.

Alvin Kamara
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Kamara rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries and added 12 yards on four catches in Sunday's 52-38 win over Detroit.

Adrian Peterson's departure actually didn't give Kamara that big of an uptick in touches on Sunday as his 14 touches were actually one behind his Week 4 total. Some of that might have been due to the circumstances of the game and the team leaning on Mark Ingram, a thicker back, to run out the clock. Expect for his usage moving forward to increase to 15 to 20 touches per game as New Orleans no doubt wants to tap into Kamara's big-play ability that has led to an absurd 8.1 yards per rush over the past three weeks. When one adds in his receiving ability, Kamara could spell Ingram for stretches as opposed to just coming in for a change of pace.

Andrus Peat
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Peat (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Peat's injury limited him in practices Thursday and Friday, but he'll be able to tough it out and assume his usual starting role at left guard in Week 6.

Hau'oli Kikaha
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Kikaha (knee) has been medically cleared for training camp, Amos Morale III of NOLA.com reports.

Kikaha tore his ACL during OTAs over a year ago, and he's finally recovered. The former second-round pick participated in team drills Thursday without any signs of his knee slowing him down and noted that he "feels great physically." Barring any setbacks, he projects to start at defensive end in Week 1.

Thomas Morstead
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Coby Fleener
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Fleener failed to record a catch on just one target in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

With the Saints leaning heavily on the running game, Fleener was limited to just 18 offensive snaps (25 percent). Meanwhile, Josh Hill and Michael Hoomanawanui -- both of whom are superior blockers -- played 48 and 41 snaps, respectively. It was a strange game, and the Saints are unlikely to be nursing frequent 30-point leads, but it's become clear that even in a best-case scenario, Fleener is a part-time player in the Saints offense. He can safely be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.

David Parry
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Parry (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Parry suffered the injury in the Saints' Week 3 win over the Panthers, playing just three snaps in his season debut before departing. Since Parry wasn't a key part of the defensive-line rotation and was staring at a multi-week absence, the Saints decided it was optimal to free up a roster spot rather than waiting for the third-year player to heal up.

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Ankle - Injured Reserve
Zach Line
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Line agreed to a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

Line spent time with the Saints in training camp before ultimatley failing to make the final roster. However, with veteran full back John Kuhn landing on injured reserve last week, the Saints have opted to go with Line as a replacement. He does not figure to provide any fantasy value.

Austin Carr
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Carr (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt versus the Patriots, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Just picked up off waivers after final cuts, Carr won't have a chance to face his old Patriots teammates on Sunday. The 23-year-old may have an uphill battle for active status this season, particularly after Willie Snead (suspension) returns in Week 4.

Chris Banjo
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Banjo agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Saints on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com reports.

Banjo opened the 2016 season with the Packers. However, he was eventually released by the team with an injury settlement and ended up signing with the Saints in November once he was back to full strength. He went on to play in seven games for the Saints, logging five total tackles. Banjo does most of his work on special teams, however, which likely will keep his fantasy outlook low heading into the 2017 campaign.

Max Unger
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Unger (foot) passed his physical examination Thursday, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Unger has been recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered from in Week 13 of last season, but with the passing of his physical, it looks as though the lineman will meet his goal of returning for the Saints' third preseason game.

Alex Okafor
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Okafor notched two tackles (both solo), a pass defense, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's win against the Lions.

Okafor now has a sack in two of his last three games. On Sunday, his takedown of Matthew Stafford in the end zone caused Stafford to cough up the ball, which was recovered by Kenny Vaccaro for a first-quarter touchdown. While he still has only 19 tackles on the season, Okafor has picked up his game of late and may be worthy of a roster spot in some deeper IDP leagues. Okafor and the Saints will face an injury-riddled Packers offense in Week 7.

Marshon Lattimore
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Lattimore recorded five tackles (one solo) and returned an interception for a touchdown in Sunday's 52-38 win against the Lions.

Lattimore's fourth-quarter pick, which he took 27 yards to the house, was the first interception of his young career. The prized rookie cornerback has only appeared in four games -- he missed the Saints' Week 3 tilt due to a concussion -- but he now has 21 total tackles on the season, making him at least an interesting defensive back option in deeper IDP leagues.

Al-Quadin Muhammad
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Muhammad is inactive due to coach's decision for the Saints Week 2 matchup with the Patriots, Scott DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Muhammad is little more than a backup lineman for New Orleans. He didn't see any run on defense in Week 1 and was on the field for just five special teams snaps. His absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the team.

 

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