The Saints haven’t updated the condition of center Jonathan Goodwin since he was carted off with a leg injury during last Sunday’s loss to the Lions, but they made a transaction Tuesday that may signal their doubts about Goodwin making it back for this week’s game against the Packers.
New Orleans signed interior offensive lineman Eric Olsen to the active roster, giving them a player with experience at guard and center in their offense. Olsen, a sixth-round pick in Denver in 2010, signed with the Saints in 2011 and played all 16 games for them in 2012 while making four starts.
Olsen wound up on injured reserve at the end of the preseason in 2013 and the Saints eventually released him from that list, leaving Tim Lelito to become the primary backup up front. Lelito would likely start if Goodwin does miss time in the coming weeks and Olsen, who failed to make the Titans this summer, will provide some depth.
Goodwin has played all six games for the Saints this year, but his injury last weekend marked the second time this season that he’s been forced out of a game.