The Saints are going to have to do some shuffling up front, as it appears center Jonathan Goodwin is going to miss some time.
According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Goodwin suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s win over the Vikings, and will miss some time.
That leaves the job to Tim Lelito, who worked with the ones during training camp before Goodwin rejoined the team.
“I think we felt the whole time like we had two starters, and whoever they named the opening day starter was fine with us,” Saints right tackle Zach Strief said. “We feel good about both of ’em. And hopefully we’ll get Goody back sooner than later.”
Strief said “nothing changed” when Lelito entered the game, but there was that one thing.
On his first snap, he launched a shotgun snap past quarterback Drew Brees, though Brees said he owned some of the blame for not fielding it.
“Listen, I gotta play shortstop,” said Brees, who went to Lelito to encourage him after that play. “I can’t let those balls get by me. I don’t care if they’re low, high, coming in hot, whatever. That’s my job. So I’m as mad at myself as anybody.”
He’ll need to work on turning that double play this week, because it appears Lelito is going to be feeding him for the next few weeks.