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.

62 responses to “Saints lose Joe Morgan, Kenyon Coleman for season

  1. 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 ????

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. “””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

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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….

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

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