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Saints Injury Report After 31-24 Defeat of the Titans

The Saints went into their clash with the Titans with more injuries and came out with more as well.

Sean Gardner

Similar to last week's game against the St. Louis Rams, the Saints had a vast number of inactives against the Tennessee Titans.  If you were keeping a body count, it was fifteen. Wide receiver Andy Tanner, cornerback Terrence Frederick, and nose tackle John Jenkins, who were all held out last week versus the Rams, were dressed out for the matchup against the Titans but didn't record any stats.

New Orleans Saints Inactive List
Player Position Injury
Drew Brees QB Oblique
Champ Bailey CB Ankle
Jairus Byrd SAF Back
Kenny Stills WR Quadriceps
Ben Grubbs OG Back
Erik Lorig FB Leg
Je'Ron Hamm TE Stinger
Marques Colston WR Undisclosed
Ty Nsekhe OT Undisclosed
David Hawthorne LB Undisclosed
Rod Sweeting CB Undisclosed
Patrick Robinson CB Undisclosed
Ty Zimmerman SAF Undisclosed
Victor Butler OLB Undisclosed
Jahri Evans OG Undisclosed

In-game injuries consisted of cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebacker Khairi Fortt, who both left with apparent lower body injuries.

Like before last week's game, players such as Drew Brees, Champ Bailey, and Ben Grubbs were making good progress towards a return from injury.  Because the third preseason game is usually the most active when it comes to playing starters, I would be willing to bet each of these three will make an appearance against the Colts next Saturday.

As I said in the post-game injury report after the Saints' victory against the Rams, the preseason is still young and there is plenty of time for recovery.  Some of the injured Saints are beginning to make their comebacks, which is promising.  However, two things that concern me are that the Saints were missing 10 out of 22 starters last night, and to this point six members of the secondary (four of which who could see significant playing time this year) have missed time from some type of injury.  The Saints suffered from an ailing secondary late in their postseason run last year and fans would hate to see that be their downfall once again.