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 Latest Saints Player Notes
Nov 20 2017 - Alex Okafor
  DE Alex Okafor suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in Sunday's victory over the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports. Okafor, 26, injured his left leg in the fourth quarter of the 34-31 overtime win and was helped off the field by trainers and medical personnel before being taken to the locker room. The 6-foot-4, 261-pound Okafor started all 10 games, recording 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks, nine quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.


Nov 20 2017 - Alvin Kamara
  RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram II combined for 272 yards from scrimmage. Ingram rushed for 134 yards on 11 carries and caught three passes for 21 yards. Kamara gained 42 yards on eight carries and had 75 yards receiving on six catches.


Nov 20 2017 - Marshon Lattimore
  CB Marshon Lattimore was lost in the first quarter with a left ankle injury after he broke up a pass in the end zone.


Nov 20 2017 - Mark Ingram
  RBs Mark Ingram II and Alvin Kamara combined for 272 yards from scrimmage. Ingram rushed for 134 yards on 11 carries and caught three passes for 21 yards. Kamara gained 42 yards on eight carries and had 75 yards receiving on six catches.


Nov 20 2017 - Drew Brees
  QB Drew Brees finished 29-of-41 for 385 yards. "We haven't encountered a game like this in a while. These are wins you can just build on and develop confidence." When the Saints needed him most, Brees was simply perfect, completing 11-of-11 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns. He engineered impressive drives of 75 and 83 yards on the final two possessions of regulation to send the game to overtime. Brees' 3-yard toss to tight end Josh Hill made it 31-23 with 2:53 left, and his 18-yard pass to running back Alvin Kamara, which the rookie bobbled before finally clutching it to his chest, drew the Saints within 31-29 with 65 seconds left. On the Saints' two touchdown drives in the final 5:58 of regulation that sent the game into overtime, Brees completed 11-of-11 passes for 164 yards and two scoring passes. Moreover, in the entire fourth quarter, when the Saints scored 18 points to force extra time, Brees completed 12-of-13 passes for 183 yards. Brees entered the game as the NFL's best fourth-quarter quarterback in terms of completion percentage. This season, he has completed 67-of-83 passes (80.7 percent) for 735 yards and five touchdowns, with one interception. Taking his gaudy statistics one step further, since 2001, Brees has completed 6,080-of-9,099 passes, a 66.8 percent completion rate. Even though he is throwing fewer passes this season, Brees is 244-of-341 (71.6 percent) with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. "Listen, I'm ready, willing and able to do whatever I can do to help this team win," Brees said. "From game to game, that can be a little different. We all have the confidence that we can do it."


Nov 20 2017 - Wil Lutz
  PK Wil Lutz kicked a 28-yard field in overtime, climaxing a furious fourth-quarter rally to lift the Saints (8-2) to their eighth consecutive victory, 34-31, over the Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Nov 16 2017 - Kenny Vaccaro
  S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) did not participate in practice after being a limited participant Wednesday.


Nov 16 2017 - Cameron Jordan
  DE Cameron Jordan (back) was a limited participant in practice Thursday after not being listed on the injury report Wednesday.


Nov 15 2017 - DeVante Harris
  CB De'Vante Harris (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday.


Nov 15 2017 - Kenny Vaccaro
  S Kenny Vaccaro (groin), who missed last week's game, was limited Wednesday.


Nov 15 2017 - Terron Armstead
  T Terron Armstead (rest) was limited in practice Wednesday.


Nov 15 2017 - A.J. Klein
  LB A.J. Klein (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.


Nov 15 2017 - Drew Brees
  QB Drew Brees is one of the most accurate passers in NFL history and so far he is surpassing even his lofty standard. Brees, who has had a completion percentage of 70 or higher three times in his previous 16 seasons, leads the NFL with a career-high 71.7 percentage. His previous high of 71.2 in 2011 is second in NFL history behind the Vikings' Sam Bradford's 71.6 last season, which Brees is on pace to surpass.


Nov 13 2017 - Mark Ingram
  RB Mark Ingram II rushed for more than 100 yards and had a career-high three touchdowns against the Bills.


Nov 13 2017 - A.J. Klein
  LB A.J. Klein sustained an ankle injury against the Bills.


Nov 13 2017 - Trey Edmunds
  RB Trey Edmunds made the roster as an undrafted rookie primarily because of his ability to play special teams. He did not touch the ball on offense before Sunday, but got an opportunity in the fourth quarter. Edmunds ran 41 yards for a touchdown and finished with nine carries for 48 yards.


Nov 13 2017 - Michael Thomas
  WR Michael Thomas had his first 100-yard receiving game of the season, finishing with 117 yards on nine receptions. Thomas has consistently been Drew Brees' primary target, catching at least three passes in every game and averaging more than six receptions per game. But he had a season-high in catches Sunday in addition to surpassing his previous high in yards by 28.


Nov 13 2017 - Daniel Lasco
  RB Daniel Lasco will miss the rest of the season because of a neck injury suffered covering a kickoff Sunday. "He's got a bulging disk and it's a procedure they'll do that will put him out for the year, but won't be career-threatening," head coach Sean Payton said. "He flew home with us last night on the plane and the prognosis is good and we're fortunate that it wasn't more severe and I know his teammates and everyone, coaching staff, all of us felt relieved that he was able to come back on the plane with us and can have this surgery ASAP, probably within the week."


Nov 13 2017 - Drew Brees
  QB Drew Brees completed 18-of-25 passes for 184 yards. Even though WR Michael Thomas had half of the catches, Brees still was able to connect with five other targets.


Nov 13 2017 - Wil Lutz
  K Wil Lutz made both of his field goals, from 23 and 53 yards, but he was wide on an extra point a week after one of his extra points was blocked by Tampa Bay.


Nov 13 2017 - Daniel Lasco
  RB Daniel Lasco reportedly suffered a bulging disc in his spine during Sunday's 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills that required him to be taken off the field by ambulance in the second quarter. Lasco's injury is thought not to be career ending, according NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Monday.


Nov 13 2017 - A.J. Klein
  LB A.J. Klein (hamstring) left in the first half Sunday and did not return.


Nov 13 2017 - Drew Brees
  QB Drew Brees was 18-of-25 passing for 184 yards. He also ran for a 7-yard score. Buffalo remains the only NFL city in which Brees has not thrown a touchdown pass. He has played there three times.


Nov 13 2017 - Alvin Kamara
  RB Alvin Kamara ran for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown at Buffalo. The rookie helped the Saints rack up 298 rushing yards, the third-highest total in franchise history. They also set a team record with six rushing touchdowns. "We came out and we wanted to impose our will," Kamara said. "We were in the locker room and we said, 'We've got to put pressure on them to break their neck.'"


Nov 13 2017 - Mark Ingram
  Mark Ingram II rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns as the Saints racked up 298 rushing yards, the third-highest total in franchise history. They also set a team record with six rushing touchdowns.


Nov 9 2017 - Delvin Breaux
  CB Delvin Breaux will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season following a setback sustained in his recovery from a broken fibula, coach Sean Payton announced Thursday. Breaux had been designated to return from the injury, which he sustained in training camp. He will be a restricted free agent next season.


Nov 8 2017 - Alex Okafor
  DE Alex Okafor (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday.


Nov 8 2017 - Michael Thomas
  WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday.


Nov 8 2017 - Larry Warford
  G Larry Warford (abdomen) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.


Nov 8 2017 - Kenny Vaccaro
  S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday.


Nov 8 2017 - Terron Armstead
  T Terron Armstead (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday.


Nov 8 2017 - Cameron Jordan
  DE Cameron Jordan is tied for 10th in the NFL with seven sacks, just a half-sack short of his team-leading total from last season. Jordan, who has had at least a half-sack in six of eight games this season, is on pace to surpass his career high of 12.5 in 2013.


Nov 8 2017 - Justin Hardee
  WR Justin Hardee was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week following the blocked punt he returned for a touchdown in the 30-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Nov 6 2017 - Wil Lutz
  K Wil Lutz had a below-average day. His extra-point attempt after New Orleans' first touchdown was blocked and he was replaced by P Thomas Morstead on the ensuing kickoff. Lutz later missed a 43-yard field-goal attempt, though he resumed his kickoff duties and had five touchbacks on five kickoffs.


Nov 6 2017 - Chris Banjo
  S Chris Banjo is a special teams fixture who doesn't play much on defense. But against Tampa Bay he saw additional playing time on defense as Rafael Bush was inactive. Banjo made one tackle and recovered a fumble.


Nov 6 2017 - Hau'oli Kikaha
  OLB Hau'oli Kikaha had a sack against the Bucs after being a healthy inactive for the previous two games.


Nov 6 2017 - Terron Armstead
  LT Terron Armstead, who missed the first four games of the season because of offseason shoulder surgery, left Sunday's game with a chest injury.


Nov 6 2017 - Cameron Jordan
  DE Cameron Jordan had 1.5 sacks against the Buccaneers to increase his team-leading total to seven.


Nov 6 2017 - Kenny Vaccaro
  S Kenny Vaccaro will be monitored to see how he reacts to a groin injury. Vaccaro has played well during the Saints' six-game winning streak, grabbing three interceptions in five games.


Nov 6 2017 - Alvin Kamara
  RB Alvin Kamara said he needed to respond from a second-quarter fumble at the Tampa Bay 28 that killed a scoring drive and led to a field goal by the Bucs. Kamara finished with a career-high 152 yards from scrimmage. "It stinks about the fumble, but it happened last week with Mark (Ingram)," Kamara said. "We are human. I just had to shake it off. Everybody was supportive. I just had to move on to the next play."


Nov 3 2017 - Andrus Peat
  G Andrus Peat (hip) was a limited participant after not practicing Wednesday.


Nov 3 2017 - Terron Armstead
  T Terron Armstead (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday after not practicing Wednesday.


Nov 2 2017 - Marshon Lattimore
  CB Marshon Lattimore recorded two interceptions en route to being named the NFC Rookie of the Month. Lattimore is the 11th overall pick of the 2017 draft.


Nov 1 2017 - Terron Armstead
  T Terron Armstead (shoulder) did not participate. His absence likely was a precaution because he has played in the last three games as he works his way back from shoulder surgery in June.


Nov 1 2017 - Larry Warford
  G Larry Warford (abdomen) did not participate. He missed last week's game after being injured a week earlier at Green Bay.


Nov 1 2017 - Andrus Peat
  G Andrus Peat (hip) was an unexpected addition to the injury report Wednesday. He did not participate.


Oct 30 2017 - Delvin Breaux
  CB Delvin Breaux (leg) is eligible to play in the next game although head coach Sean Payton was non-committal Monday about Breaux's return. "I think it is just getting the physical, the cardio, all the football-playing elements up to speed," Payton said. "I do not think you just flip the switch and then, 'Bang.'"


Oct 30 2017 - Senio Kelemete
  G Senio Kelemete started in place of injured RG Larry Warford and the offensive line didn't seem to have any drop-off. Kelemete had started at left guard earlier in the season when the Saints rearranged the line to adapt to the absence of injured RT Zach Strief.


Oct 29 2017 - Marshon Lattimore
  CB Marshon Lattimore sealed the viictory on Sunday over the Chicago Bears with a diving interception in the final 71 seconds.The former Ohio State cornerback, selected by the defensively challenged Saints with the 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft, has made a strong case in his first seven NFL starts for becoming the rookie defensive player of the year. attimore is so good that opponents have been throwing away from him, he has two interceptions, 27 tackles, seven pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the first seven games.


Oct 29 2017 - Mark Ingram
  RB Mark Ingram fumbled twice in the last 7:35, giving the Bears a chance to steal a game. "I was whack, I sucked," said Ingram, whose solid 75-yard rushing performance on 18 carries was marred by his two late strip-fumbles. "The bottom line is I was terrible today. The only reason the game was close was because of me. But I'll bounce back."



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