A once struggling New Orleans Saints defense has now become the tough group many expected before the season began. The recent addition of former LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander certainly appears to be paying dividends for the Black and Gold.
Former LSU offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams, suffered a torn MCL against the Seattle Seahawks but his ACL is intact and he might be able to return before the end of the season, according to reports.
After a slow start, the New Orleans Saints rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers but lost quarterback Drew Brees for the second half with an injury to his ribs. He is scheduled for an MRI and X-Rays.
The New Orleans Saints are still trying to improve a defense, especially in the secondary, that’s been vulnerable to big plays and coverage busts, like the 74-yard touchdown given up against the Carolina Panthers.
The NFL has fined the Tennessee Titans $350,000 for violating protocols leading to the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak during the season, a person familiar with the discipline told The Associated Press.
New Orleans head coach Sean Payton’s mentor, Bill Parcells, is the legend responsible for the universal football motto, “You are what your record says you are,” and for the Saints, that mark heading into the weekend is just above .500 at 3-2.
Michael Thomas has not played since the Saints' season opener against the Buccaneers but after an altercation at practice prompted Sean Payton to keep the wide receiver inactive for what could have been his return against the Chargers, the head coach is remaining non-committal about a return Sunday
After combining for less than 50 yards rushing against the Las Vegas Raiders, former LSU running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams bounced back to help the Kansas City Chiefs get the win over former LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White and the Buffalo Bills.
The league will begin PCR testing for COVID-19 on game days starting this week, use of masks in walkthroughs are now mandatory and only play-callers will be permitted to wear face shields in lieu of masks or gaiters on the sideline.