It didn't take very long for my concerns to prove correct. After expressing just this very morning how worried I was about the Saints health at offensive tackle, the Saints have placed their best player at the position and former Pro-Bowler , Jammal Brown, on injured reserve and ending his season. I guess his injury was worse than expected.
To make up for it the Saints re-signed lineman Nick Leckey. Welcome back Nick. Though Leckey is versatile enough to play both center and guard, he does not play the tackle position. Technically, this still leaves a very thin offensive tackle unit but perhaps the plan will be to move Carl Nicks over to tackle in case of emergency and have Nesbit fill in at guard for Nicks.
Payton was asked yesterday whether or not he would address the lack of depth at offensive tackle and said that wasn't the plan.
Do you feel you might have to make a move at offensive tackle?
Right now I don't envision any move. We'll continue to work and get these guys treated and healthy. Like a lot of players this time of year after the third game, there are some nicks but we'll keep battling.
Technically, he's right; they haven't.