The New Orleans Saints add Tre’Quan Smith to the estimated injury report
By Bob Garcia
The Saints didn’t practice on Wednesday but have an idea of who’s ready for Sunday
Although the New Orleans Saints did not hold their usual midweek practice, they released an injury report based on who would have been on the roster had they done so. It appears that wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith along with tight end Nick Vannett are the two new additions this week with a limited day. After sustaining a chest injury, Smith was forced to leave the game against the Miami Dolphins early.
Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead has now been out for seven games, including five of the last seven and two in a row. Although there was some chance that the All-Pro tackle would play during Monday’s matchup against the Dolphins, he ultimately did not end up playing.
Still, it’s no secret that the Saints would very much like to have him back in action. The difference has been quite noticeable, as when Armstead is in the lineup, the Saints have averaged 120.4 ground yards per game, while that figure drops to 108.6 when he’s not on the field.
One of the big news for the Saints is that they were able to bring back several important pieces of their COVID roster after being without more than 20 players in Week 16. Top quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill, as well as linebackers Kwon Alexander and Demario Davis are big returns for the Black & Gold.
According to this first mock report, defensive wing Marcus Davenport is still listed as limited. While he has been consistently listed as such over the past few weeks, he has yet to find his way onto the field on game day. In five of the last six games, the defensive end has recorded just one catch.