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Saints News, 10/21/14: Saints' Injury Report Could Be Long When Released Wednesday

From Cornerback Keenan Lewis left the game late in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Center Jonathan Goodwin (leg) and running back Pierre Thomas, nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley and defensive lineman Glenn Foster (knee) all left the game with injuries. Foster was placed on injured reserve Monday afternoon. Receiver Kenny Stills, offensive tackle Zach Strief and cornerback Corey White all missed time due to injuries on Sunday as well.

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Saints News

New Orleans Saints injury list could be long when released Wednesday |
Several key players were either knocked out of Sunday's game or missed time due to injuries.

Report: Pierre Thomas out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injury | ProFootballTalk
Thomas is expected to miss two or three weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Saints’ Week 6 snap counts - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A look at the New Orleans Saints' snap counts in their 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 6: OFFENSE (74 snaps) Quarterback -- Drew Brees 74 Run

Sean Payton: Drew Brees is the least of our worries | ProFootballTalk
“I just finished talking with him, obviously he would want to have the one interception back,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “But I felt like his decision making, rhythm — I felt like his week of preparation and how he played all during practice week was outstanding. He is going to be just fine. He is the least of our worries.”

Saints miss Golden opportunity in Detroit - SportsNOLA

Forecast: The 2014 Saints are in Football Purgatory
If the 2014 New Orleans Saints were a boat, on Sunday it looked like they had survived the early season storm and were set to sail home 3-3, in first place, and with possibilities still in front of them. Instead, the boat caught fire.

Bottom falls out on Saints in loss
Despite a devastating 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was largely upbeat on Monday, encouraged by his team's effort and marked improvement.

Saints testing nerves of faithful fans
This is not the team Saints fans are used to seeing. Some are worried.

Saints place DE Glenn Foster on IR, re-sign TE Tom Crabtree - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints placed backup defensive end Glenn Foster on injured reserve Monday, ending his season with a knee injury.

House expects to play vs. Saints with dislocated finger
Davon House thought he felt his wedding ring on his right ring finger, but that didn't make any sense.

Following up on Saints coach Sean Payton’s criticism of the officiating in 24-23 loss at Detroit | Black and Gold
The most obvious one I missed live from the press box was on a third-and-10 for the Saints at Detroit’s 18 with 5:35 left in the game and New Orleans leading 20-10. As quarterback Drew Brees dropped back to pass, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley charged into the Saints’ backfield, grabbed Travaris Cadet by the helmet and yanked the Saints’ running back to the turf.

The Gumbo Gazette: New Orleans Saints Daily News and Notes
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New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton defends late play calling - ESPN
New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton became terse when questioned about decision to keep throwing ball with six-point in eventual loss to Detroit Lions

Saints' defense reaches high and low point in same game - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
DETROIT -- The worst part about the New Orleans Saints' worst defensive collapse of the season was that they had played their best game of the season

New Orleans Saints roundup: Blame pointed inward - ESPN
Captain Zach Strief says fault for loss rests with team's leadership

No Saints injury updates, but Keenan Lewis says, 'I'll be ready' - ESPN
Sean Payton didn't offer updates on any of the various injuries that piled up for the New Orleans Saints during Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lio

John DeShazier: Even after Lions loss Saints still in NFC South mix
No team in the division is above .500

Despite the loss, Saints coach Sean Payton saw signs of improvement |
The Saints put pressure on Matthew Stafford and came up with two turnovers in loss to the Detroit Lions.

Archie Manning to take leave from Playoff Selection Committee - SportsNOLA
Manning said he would be unable to travel for the selection committee meetings because he will undergo surgery next month to help relieve discomfort he is experiencing while walking and moving around.


NFL News

NFL and other sports leagues file suit to stop New Jersey betting | ProFootballTalk
With New Jersey planning to launch sports wagering this weekend, the NFL and others have filed a lawsuit hoping to block the expansion of gambling in a state that two pro football franchises technically call home. Via ESPN.

Marc Trestman: Bears are "a very close football team" | ProFootballTalk
Bears coach Marc Trestman says there are no rifts within his team, despite reports of screaming matches in the locker room after Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. "This is a very close football team," Trestman said.

Kirk Cousins benched, Colt McCoy will start until RG3 is cleared | ProFootballTalk
The Kirk Cousins era is over in Washington. Coach Jay Gruden announced today that Colt McCoy is his new starting quarterback until Robert Griffin III is cleared to return from his ankle injury.



VIDEO: Jahri Evans talks about the tough loss in Detroit
Jahri Evans recaps the New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions game on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Corey White: "We lean on our leadership"
Corey White recaps the New Orleans Saints loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Kenny Vaccaro on the Lions' 73-yard TD
Kenny Vaccaro talks about the Lions' 73-yard touchdown on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Akiem Hicks: "It's a long season"
Akiem Hicks speaks with reporters on Monday, October 20, 2104. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Austin Johnson talks about his first career TD
John DeShazier talks with Austin Johnson about scoring his first career touchdown. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Vaccaro: "Our defense played great for 55 minutes"
Kenny Vaccaro talks with reporters on Monday, October 20, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo. (New Orleans Saints video)