Saints Place Three Rookies On Non-Football Injured List

Huddle up and heal up, Kenny!! - USA TODAY Sports

WTF? Is this the result of another team-building exercise gone awry? When will they ever learn...

In breaking news that has broken the monotony of this lazy summer Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Raven Insider (? - way to go, nola media groop and other local media!) has scooped us all and reported via Twitter that the New Orleans Saints have placed rookies WR Kenny Stills, LB Rufus Johnson, and LB Eric Martin on the non-football injury list.

Props to Stujo4 for emailing this to me, and then I went to my own Twitter feed to find it retweeted by Reid G. of saintswin.com:

I then went to my usual suspects and found absolutely nothing about this on the nola.com, official Saints site, wwltv.com, sportsnola.com, or the advocate.com, so I went back to the Twitter to see what was what:

Our man Juge from thesaintsnation.com mentioned it...

I'm not sure what Kenny means here, but I wonder if he knows he's been Listed:

Garic of wwl.com RT'd it...

Kat Terrell's on it, well, on something anyway #stamosswoon:

And then Larry Holder tells us to calm the f*** down already, because he knows a guy...

And at about the same time as all this, the Saints misdirect with some fluff and "nothing to see here, move along..."

...training camp excitement - catch it - now, with MOAR INJURIES!!!

And here's more from Stills - is he tweeting from a recovery bed?

Rotoworld posted this player news update blip based on Holder's tweet:

Saints placed WR Kenny Stills, OLB Rufus Johnson, and OLB Eric Martin on the non-football injury list.
Stills is a fifth-rounder who's unlikely to see significant snaps this season, but he does factor into the Saints' longterm plans. Johnson and Martin are both 'tweener 3-4 outside linebackers who figure to see time on special teams if they make the 53-man roster. Despite failing their physicals, all three players should be ready for training camp. Jul 20 - 9:53 AM

So that's all I've got for now, a vague injury report, lots of silence, some speculation, an echo chamber-y "report" by Rotoworld, and an unsourced reassurance from one local guy. There, now you're up to speed.

I'll try to stick with this story throughout the day, and encourage you to do the same in the comment section.

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