Sean Payton is probably wishing he rested his starters last week against the Bucs.
The Saints lost the game, lost running back Chris Ivory for the season, and it appears they’ve lost tight end Jimmy Graham and safety Malcom Jenkins for Saturday’s game against the Seahawks.
The Saints already left for Seattle, and it’s believed Graham and Jenkins made the trip despite not practicing all week, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. They are long shots to play, but could be ready if the Saints advance. Jenkins’ loss is especially massive. Along with Jonathan Vilma, he’s been the Saints defensive MVP this year.
All the Saints injury news isn’t bad. Wide receiver Marques Colston practiced all week despite knee surgery just two weeks ago. It looks like he’ll return, as will tight ends Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas.
With Pierre Thomas and Ivory out, Reggie Bush figures to get a lot of work against his old college coach.