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Fullback Heath Evans Placed on IR

Sean Payton brought fullback Heath Evans to the Saints with the aim of gaining versatility on the field and leadership in the locker room. The Saints will have to settle for the latter for the rest of this season.

The Saints placed Evans on injured reserve, Payton said Thursday, because of a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear that occurred in last Sunday’s comeback victory in Miami.

“That’s tough,” quarterback Drew Brees said. “Heath was not only a real productive player, but he’s an awesome guy—an awesome locker room guy, great for that running backs room.

“Heath was just a real good influence on everybody,” Brees continued. “He has told me that he wants to be around as much as possible. … Hopefully he will be around and I know he will be.”

Payton said Evans had surgery on Thursday.

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One Response to “Fullback Heath Evans Placed on IR”

  1. Payton said Evans had surgery on Thursday?

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