The Saints aren’t saying why, but left tackle Ryan Ramczyk isn’t on the field.
According to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the rookie has missed the last two practices for unexplained reasons.
That’s notable mostly because he’s the guy they’re hoping will replace injured left tackle Terron Armstead, without a major shakeup of the line. The first-rounder from Wisconsin was competing with journeyman Khalif Barnes, which wouldn’t ordinarily seem like much of a competition.
Because the Saints aren’t always the most forthcoming about injuries, we don’t really know what, if anything is wrong with him. We just know he’s not there, and when first-round picks go missing it gets noticed.