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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three kicked off on Thursday with a Rams win and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Patriots rookie Harvey Langi fined for facemask

Undrafted rookie Harvey Langi made his NFL debut Sunday. The Patriots linebacker played six defensive snaps, 12 special teams snaps and made one special teams tackle. He also came out of it with a $9,115 fine for unnecessary roughness. Langi was penalized for grabbing a facemask on a first-quarter kickoff. It gave the Saints good [more]

Saints running thin in secondary, Marshon Lattimore out

The Saints defense is already the worst in the league, and will play this week without its top pick. Via Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, cornerback Marshon Lattimore is out this week with a concussion suffered last week against the Patriots Cornerback Sterling Moore (chest) is also out for the Saints, leaving them [more]

Ryan Kalil will miss another game

The Panthers will be rolling with one member of the Kalil family again this week. Center Ryan Kalil has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Saints after missing practice all week with a neck injury. Kalil was a late scratch last week and coach Ron Rivera said that replacement Tyler Larsen should benefit [more]

Sean Payton admits some bad picks have led to bad defense

The Saints are bad at defense. The Saints have been bad at defense for many years. That’s no longer an accident or a coincidence. Saints coach Sean Payton admitted some draft misses haven’t helped them climb out of their perpetual rebuild on defense, which is part of the reason they’re struggling so much now. “When [more]

Saints cut John Kuhn, again

For the second time this month, the Saints have released fullback John Kuhn. The Saints cut Kuhn on September 3 and then re-signed him on September 6, and it’s possible they’re planning something similar this time around: New Orleans may not plan to use many offensive formations with a fullback on Sunday against the Panthers, [more]

Kendall Langford signs one-year deal with Saints

After being released by the Indianapolis Colts in August following a failed physical, defensive tackle Kendall Langford has a new team in the New Orleans Saints. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN.com, Langford signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Wednesday. Langford confirmed the deal on his Twitter account. Langford appeared in seven games [more]

Cam Newton is limited in practice #asexpected

For Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the new normal will be periodic limited practices, due to his shoulder. He was limited in practice on Wednesday due to both his shoulder and his ankle. It’s unclear whether he was limited due to the shoulder that was surgically repaired earlier this year, or whether he was limited due [more]

Saints promote David Parry, re-sign Darryl Tapp

The Saints made two moves on their defensive line, according to the league’s official transactions report. They promoted defensive tackle David Parry from the practice squad and re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp. New Orleans placed defensive tackle Mitchell Loewen on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. Parry, 25, joined the Saints’ practice squad after the [more]

Saints cornerback Sterling Moore suffers pectoral injury

This is exactly what the Saints don’t need, an injury to a member of the league’s worst defense. According to Josh Katzenstein of the of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints cornerback Sterling Moore suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. He’s in the process of getting additional opinions on the injury now, [more]

Saints trade Stephone Anthony to Dolphins

Two years after taking him in the first round of the NFL draft, the Saints are moving on from linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony has been traded from New Orleans to Miami for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick, the teams announced today. The 25-year-old Anthony started all 16 games as a rookie in 2015, but he [more]

Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are working out linebacker Lamarr Houston. Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears this summer, and was expected to [more]

Which 0-2 team will make the playoffs?

Week Two officially is over, and more than 25 percent of the NFL has fallen to an 0-2 start. Since, on average, one of every eight 0-2 teams makes it to the playoffs, one of these sad sacks will scratch and claw its was to an inevitable wild-card or divisional road loss. So who will [more]

Yes, not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs

Week Two has (mostly) come and gone, which means it’s time for those who cover the NFL to check the “not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs” box. There’s usually a valid reason for that: Most of the teams who fall to 0-2 are 0-2 for a reason. And the reason is they stink. This [more]

Sean Payton: We’ll find out what we’re made of in next couple of weeks

The Saints find themselves in a familiar position two weeks into the season. They are 0-2, which is the same record they had after the first two games of the last four seasons, and they rank at or near the bottom of the league in both points and yards allowed. That’s where they’ve wound up [more]

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