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Saints lose Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman for season

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The Saints need to change their gris-gris or something.

According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, an already injury plagued team got more bad news Wednesday, as wide receiver Joe Morgan and defensive end Kenyon Coleman will be lost for the season.

Coleman has a pectoral tear, and Morgan has a torn meniscus and a partially torn ACL, and will undergo surgery today.

Coleman’s loss is tough for a front seven that wasn’t deep to begin with, as he was brought in to help stabilize things during the transition to coordinator Rob Ryan’s 3-4.

Morgan was working with the starters while Marques Colston was on PUP, and was being counted on as a third receiver this year.

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62 Responses to “Saints lose Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman for season”
  1. pathsovglory says: Aug 7, 2013 12:22 PM

    snake-bitten…

  2. sdelmonte says: Aug 7, 2013 12:26 PM

    At this rate, the whole league will be on IR by opening night.

  3. saints12013 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:26 PM

    Wowwwww, and I’ll say it again and again we should’ve signed John Abraham. And it looks like Breaston is gonna have a significant role all of a sudden. What’s up with all these ACL tears ????

  4. doubleogator says: Aug 7, 2013 12:27 PM

    Steve Breaston should step right into Morgan’s spot with no loss of productivity, defensive line still a question mark but there will be lots of veteran cuts coming soon and possibilities to sign a veteran will be there…

  5. DaveKShape says: Aug 7, 2013 12:28 PM

    The number of ACL tears this year has been crazy. Stay safe out there, duders.

  6. clowntown1 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:28 PM

    so many injuries on so many teams. me thinks the new CBA has made the players soft….good job guys

  7. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Aug 7, 2013 12:31 PM

    That sucks. Sorry Saints

  8. nola5712 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:32 PM

    while a big loss, morgan averaged almost 40 yards per catch last year, i’m not so worried about receiver since we’re loaded there.

    defensive end on the other hand…i think “ugh” accurately describes my feelings.

  9. jhein23 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:36 PM

    I thought Lance Moore was the Saints 3rd receiver? Or is he a starter now?

  10. blacknole08 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:36 PM

    I think both loses are tough. Plus Morgan averaged almost 40 yards a catch — on just 10 catches!

    Dude could stretch the field and looked like he was starting to come into his own.

  11. charitymike says: Aug 7, 2013 12:37 PM

    The amount of ACL’s across the league this year is ridiculous!!! WTH is going on??

  12. kacimlangford says: Aug 7, 2013 12:38 PM

    Superbowl winner this year is going to be the team that has the least amount of injuries.

    This is getting really ridiculous.

  13. 1bigtex says: Aug 7, 2013 12:38 PM

    WR’s dropping like flies all over the league. TO and Ocho Cinco might end up with jobs just from attrition alone.

  14. hunter300win says: Aug 7, 2013 12:42 PM

    Rob Ryan Curse!
    Look at the cowboys injuries while he was there. Now Butler and Coleman both former cowboys.

  15. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 7, 2013 12:42 PM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  16. numbr4stuna says: Aug 7, 2013 12:43 PM

    Hopefully Akiem Hicks can make up for the loss of Coleman…So far he’s had a good camp. The training camp injuries around the league have really piled up.

  17. beandip304 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:44 PM

    Rob Ryan must have some terrible karma following him. Sympathy to Saints Fans and to the players affected and yet-to-be affected by his injury bug

    -Sincerely
    A Cowboys Fan

  18. hoops737 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:45 PM

    This is madness.

  19. ctattles says: Aug 7, 2013 12:48 PM

    Get loose everybody!!! At this rate we will all be suiting up and playing under the lights!!

  20. seenoland54 says: Aug 7, 2013 12:52 PM

    seven wins, tops

  21. bennyb82 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:01 PM

    Gotta wonder why Brandon Lloyd is still without a team. To play with one of the best qbs, taking the league minimum would not be that bad.

  22. determineflksmakeit says: Aug 7, 2013 1:02 PM

    That means I’m picking up Drew Brees in Fantasy!!! Go other great QB has as bad as a defense.

  23. detroitlionstoronto says: Aug 7, 2013 1:03 PM

    I would tear my ACL if KFC Ryan was my DC. Poor Saints fans.

  24. zoxitic says: Aug 7, 2013 1:09 PM

    Bears lose CB Kelvin Hayden for the year too.

  25. lconway2013 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:09 PM

    Cheaters. Bountygate.

  26. richndc says: Aug 7, 2013 1:13 PM

    Honestly, I do not know how NFL GMs even sleep at night. This sucks, I guess it happens like this every year.

  27. Saintsbounties says: Aug 7, 2013 1:17 PM

    How’s that going to work out for you, Drew?

  28. thefiesty1 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:17 PM

    No contact in OTA’s and mini-camp results in all these injuries. Maybe the leaguer should revisit their no contact rules. Doesn’t seem to be working.

  29. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 7, 2013 1:18 PM

    T.O. in N.O.

  30. tcostant says: Aug 7, 2013 1:20 PM

    Time for Toon to step up.

  31. yourignorancespreads says: Aug 7, 2013 1:23 PM

    Kenny vecaro. Listen pal I’m a huge fan of you and love your style of play but if you hurt another teammate then I’m gonna lose it.

  32. jagsfan1 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:25 PM

    Let’s see you Power 90 Cross Train your way out of THIS one Sean Payton….

  33. nolajoe says: Aug 7, 2013 1:31 PM

    Next man up.

  34. umainebearman says: Aug 7, 2013 1:31 PM

    Rob Ryan in Dallas – Defensive starter after defensive start goes down for the season. Rob Ryan in NO – Defensive starter after defensive started goes down for the season. Yeah that’s not a trend.

  35. rooneyruleblues says: Aug 7, 2013 1:32 PM

    Ahh That’s a shame… karma?

  36. nfloracle says: Aug 7, 2013 1:35 PM

    With this news, the Saints may end up displacing the Panthers for NFC South cellar honors this coming season. It’s starting to look like 2013 will offer terribly grim days in both Charlotte and the Big Easy.

  37. darkneptune73 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:37 PM

    The ACL injury CAN”T BE STOPPED!

  38. jaydm84 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:38 PM

    I think the lack of mandatory offseason workouts and full contact practices have to b playing a role in this. It seems like the bodies of some of these players are not prepared. Increase the rookie and vet minimum and require more mandatory offseason work outs and Bring back some two a days.

  39. ccjcsr says: Aug 7, 2013 1:44 PM

    Karma

  40. rikker12 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:45 PM

    As a Packer fan, lookout Saints fans, here come the Viking trolls.. They are going to tell you how your team is soft and that its all your team doctors fault. They are so educated on injuries it’s pathetic…
    Sorry to hear about your injuries.. hope you can over come them.

  41. donmcg2012 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:48 PM

    “””The amount of ACL’s across the league this year is ridiculous!!! WTH is going on??”””

    Maybe it’s the players getting off PED’s before the NFL starts real drug testing…………3 years later

  42. sb44champs says: Aug 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    All of these ‘karma’ comments obviously coming from very jealous fans, lol

  43. buffobeel42 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:53 PM

    1/ Take athletic, stronger than normal body
    2/ Add 40 to 60 lbs of muscle by lifting weights in off-season, by non-football methods
    3/ Make all football movements soft and choreographed as to damage and wear out new super heavy athletic bodies.
    4/ NOW ADD SOME REAL CONTACT
    5/ “Hey! Why are all these guys getting hurt, popping tendons and tearing muscle from bone?”
    6/ We are far exceeding the limits of the human frame!
    A guy who played through high school at 180 as QB, converts to TE in college at 220 and then converts to OT in the NFL (yeah I’m looking at Joe Staley, Jason Peters etc etc) at 265. These guys are still playing on ligaments that were meant for the 180 lb man.
    Guess what! SNAP!

  44. sb44champs says: Aug 7, 2013 1:56 PM

    Anyone that looks at this as a positive is butthurt at the Saints recent success, lol..
    Saints= SB44 CHAMPS => HAHAHAHAHAHA

  45. bigginfragable says: Aug 7, 2013 1:58 PM

    I’m not a doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once.

    I think the ACL issue has more to do with players spending time on bulk and muscle and not enough time on flexibility. The muscles are bulkier and stronger, but at the cost of elasticity.

    Feel free to shoot holes in this theory, as I said I’m not a doctor.

    Also as a Bucs Fan, I can’t say I’m upset to see these players out of the lineup. Morgan (along with many others) made our secondary look foolish. The less weapons Brees has, the better for the Bucs.

    That being said, Brees might take a hit in my fantasy league this year.

  46. 2ruefan says: Aug 7, 2013 2:00 PM

    rikker12 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:45 PM

    As a Packer fan, lookout Saints fans, here come the Viking trolls.. They are going to tell you how your team is soft and that its all your team doctors fault. They are so educated on injuries it’s pathetic…
    Sorry to hear about your injuries.. hope you can over come them.

    ************************************************
    And so you SPEAK for ALL Vikings Fans, huh?

    Truly idiotic Post my friend….

  47. boltdaddy says: Aug 7, 2013 2:08 PM

    The new CBA practice restrictions made injuries worse, not better, as planned.

  48. boobsmcgoo says: Aug 7, 2013 2:15 PM

    Time to put Will Smith back at DE. A 3-4 DE just needs to take up space, which is all he did last year at 4-3 DE!

  49. smjones5984 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:19 PM

    Good….couldn’t happen to a classier team like the ‘Aints.

  50. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 7, 2013 2:32 PM

    Would you just shut up with the Karma comments?
    So I guess that applies to all of the other teams suffering season ending injuries as well right?

    Sometimes if you stop and you think about the words coming out of your mouth you can actually answer your own questions.

  51. charlesyo says: Aug 7, 2013 2:37 PM

    geez, not a saints fan here, but this just sucks for everyone. I hate seeing all the players go down before the season even starts. it seems like every single team has had significant injuries at the very start of camp.

    Everyone has been calling this the No Fun League, i suggest we move to the Last Man Standing League. The acronym may not work, but its pretty damn descriptive of where we’re headed.

  52. footballchic777 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:49 PM

    This last CBA is killing these teams. These guys are coming in out of shape and not ready and this is hitting every team! You don’t see this in college. Those guys have to keep their scholarships, so they stay in shape! So now, we have the new CBA which absolves the pros of working out, padded practices, etc., so instead we get teams of second stringers and our high ticket prices pay for guys on the IR!

  53. nflpoker says: Aug 7, 2013 2:53 PM

    2013 – the year of the torn ACL. Either the NFL is cursed and needs to be exorcised or all the players, particularly the WRs, need to consider a career change. LOL.

  54. hehateme2 says: Aug 7, 2013 2:57 PM

    I’m sure that the Who Dat crowd will find some way to blame this on Goodell.

  55. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 7, 2013 2:59 PM

    PFT should have a page where they track all the season ending injuries in training camp. The seem to have a page like that for everything else.

    Would be interesting to see all that in one place.

    Darin…. get on it!

  56. nonyt says: Aug 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    lconway2013 says: Aug 7, 2013 1:09 PM

    Cheaters. Bountygate.

    Spare us!

  57. 1oldpro says: Aug 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    Man, losing a Hall of Fame second baseman for the entire season has to hurt!

  58. realdealsteel says: Aug 7, 2013 5:57 PM

    At the rate wide receivers are dropping, T.O. will have a job soon enough.

  59. bucfandango says: Aug 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    Greg Schiano has been hard on his players to not go to the ground in practice. He says going to the ground causes your body to roll into other players legs creating knee and leg injuries. Stay on your feet every way possible and so far so good.

  60. skinsfan91 says: Aug 7, 2013 7:39 PM

    Where’s all the comments about dudes being made of glass? I mean, at least RGIII hurt his knee fighting for yards in a big game.

  61. thejimthorpejamsession says: Aug 7, 2013 7:55 PM

    Sounds like maybe Richard Seymour finally has a job opportunity coming.

  62. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 8, 2013 8:25 AM

    To be honest, I was glad to see Dallas let Coleman , who is in his 30s, go to the Saints. It’s part of Rob Ryan’s foolishness to think Coleman was going to hold up this year.

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