In addition to this list, running back Pierre Thomas, who had been practicing regularly up to this point, was mysteriously missing from pre-game warmups and in turn missed the exhibition match versus the Rams.
As far as in-game injuries, the Saints were in route to finish the game injury free. However, backup cornerback Brian Dixon left the game in the fourth quarter with the help of team trainers.
From the list of players labeled as 'inactives' for this game, Drew Brees and Kenny Stills slowly were beginning to make their ways back from missed practices and were held out largely for precautionary purposes. The team might stick with this mentality when the Saints take on the Titans in the Superdome next Friday, but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw these two at least see a few snaps of live action. Players like Champ Bailey, Ben Grubbs, and John Jenkins, on the other hand, will likely sit out once again as they have missed a lot of training camp due to injury.
While the list of injuries may seem large, do not be alarmed just yet. It is still extremely early in the preseason and none of the injuries appear to be serious. To be fair, Coach Payton has (as usual) been mum on the topic of injuries.