Saints LT Terron Armstead Practices on a Limited Basis

The Saints got some good news on Wednesday regarding the playing status of left tackle Terron Armstead, as he did get back on the practice field on a limited basis.

“I’m working to get back,” Armstead said, via Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune.

Armstead missed six games this season, including both games against Carolina. He had injuries to his shoulder, chest and thigh at different times.

He hopes not to miss the Saints’ wild-card playoff game. “I want to play every game, every snap,” he said. “Any time the rest of my guys line up, I want to be lined up.”

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Report: Saints to Activate FB John Kuhn from IR for the Playoffs

The Saints could be getting back another addition to the run game for the postseason, as reports say the team is planning to activate fullback John Kuhn from the IR for the playoffs.

Kuhn has been back and forth with the Saints, but was on the practice squad when he tore his bicep back in September, and on September 28th he was placed on injured reserve.

We will see if adding him will add even more punch to the dangerous Saints run game.

Winning vs Fantasy Football……Let’s keep Winning

 

It’s not about Fantasy Football. It’s about winning games. Great article about Sean Payton’s take on Brees’s stats.

Sean Payton talks about winning football games. Click Here for the article from NOLA.com

From the article:

“We’re not in the business of playing fantasy football,” Payton said Wednesday. “We really aren’t. We’re in the business of winning.

Fantasy is fun, but winning games is what it’s all about.

WhoDat!!!

Bill Stephens, SaintGab writer, Follow SaintsGab on twitter @SaintsGab

Saints Place Safety Kenny Vaccaro on Injured Reserve

After battling injuries throughout the season, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was placed on injured reserve on Thursday, bringing his season to a close, Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

With free agency looming, Vaccaro battled through a wrist injury that bothered him from the start of the season. But it was a groin injury he suffered on Nov. 5 that will end his season. It never healed as hoped and will likely require surgery, according to a source.

Vaccaro tried to come back from the groin injury after missing two weeks but was knocked out of action again on Dec. 7 against the Atlanta Falcons. After traveling to Minnesota to meet with a soft-tissue specialist who specializes in keeping players healthy, the safety was back on the field for last week’s game against the New York Jets.

At the time, he said he expected to be fine to play through the injury, stating that he felt better than he had all season after seeing the specialist and having extra time to rest following the Thursday game against Atlanta. He responded by recording 10 tackles in a win over the Jets.

Statistically, Vaccaro was enjoying what might have been his best season before suffering the injury. He had three interceptions in his first eight games, continuing a hot streak from the season before when closed with two interceptions in his final four games. But the safety did not finish that season either after being suspended for the last month after testing positive for Adderall.

Falcons vs Saints Wednesday Injury Report

ATLANTA FALCONS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Julio Jones (ankle, thumb)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday RB Tevin Coleman (concussion), G Andy Levitre (triceps), WR Mohamed Sanu (knee)
 
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday TE Garrett Griffin (foot), CB Justin Hardee (foot), DE Trey Hendrickson (ankle), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), G Larry Warford (concussion)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Ted Ginn (rib), TE Josh Hill (shoulder), G Senio Kelemete (knee), G Andrus Peat (groin)

Saints Place LB A.J. Klein on IR with Groin Injury

The Saints placed linebacker A.J. Klein on injured reserve Tuesday with a groin injury, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

He suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Week 14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons fans and sat out the Week 15 win over the New York Jets last Sunday, and the Saints have decided to end his season.

Klein underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia last week, according to a source familiar with the situation. The procedure typically carries a four- to six-week recovery timetable.

With the open roster spot, the Saints are bringing back tight end John Phillips, who was with the team for eight games last season as well as the 2017 offseason.

Saints Claim Former Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny Off Waivers

The Saints Thursday claimed former New England Patriots linebacker Jonathan Freeny off of waivers a source confirmed to Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The move was first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates.

The Saints made room for Freeny by cutting cornerback Sterling Moore.

Freeny’s addition come on the heels of A.J. Klein’s injury. Klein hasn’t practiced this week after injuring his groin in the Saints loss to the Atlanta Falcons.