Following a dominant week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints fell quickly back down to earth in a week 2 debacle, losing handily to the Carolina Panthers.

In addition to missing 8 coaches last week due to COVID, the Saints were also without a lot of players due to injury.

Two key players in the secondary in Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore and defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson returned to practice this week, and are both expected to play in Sunday's road game at New England against the Patriots.

Only one Saints player is listed as OUT this week, that being started center Erik McCoy.

The offensive line struggled mightily without him against Carolina. Perhaps with a week of preparation and the return of the offensive assistant coaches things will be improved.

In addition to the players listed on the injury report, New Orleans is without the following key players who are on Injured Reserve (IR): wide receiver *Tre'Quan Smith, defensive end *Marcus Davenport, linebacker *Kwon Alexander, linebacker Chase Alexander, cornerback Ken Crawley, kicker *Wil Lutz, tight end Nick Vannett, and center/guard Will Clapp.

In addition, star wide receiver Michael Thomas remains on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list, with the earliest possible return date being week 7 when the Saints play a Monday game at Seattle.

New England's injury report is shorter, though three Patriots are officially listed as questionable.

FP - full participant                LP - limited participant           DNP - did not participate


PositionNameInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
DBC.J. Gardner-JohnsonKneeLPFPFP
CBMarshon LattimoreHandLPLPFP
GCalvin ThrockmortenKneeLPLPLP
LBPete WernerHamstringLPFPFP
DBP.J. WilliamsBackLPFPFP
DEPayton TurnerElbowLPLPLP
DETanoh KpassagnonCalfFPFPFP



PositionNameInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
SAdrian PhillipsNIRDNPDNPQuestionable
TTrent BrownCalfLPLPLPQuestionable
RBDamien HarrisFingerLPLPFP
LBJosh UcheBackLPQuestionable
LBKyle Van NoyThroatFPFPFP

Kickoff Sunday for the Saints (1-1) at Patriots (1-1) is scheduled for 12:00pm central time.

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