Saints quarterback Jameis Winston said on Wednesday that he’s preparing to play in Sunday’s matchup with the Vikings in London.
But after head coach Dennis Allen said he anticipated Winston participating in Thursday’s practice, Winston wasn’t on the field for the session. Now word has come from the team that he officially did not participate.
Winston (back/ankle) and receiver Michael Thomas (foot) were the only players who didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice.
The Saints are already across the pond for the game. The Vikings will travel to England on Thursday night.