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Report: Damian Swann placed on injured reserve by Saints

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According to Nick Underhill, Damian Swann’s 2016 season is over.

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According to The Advocate’s Nick Underhill, second-year cornerback Damian Swann’s season is done.

The Saints have placed the second-year cornerback on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, according to a source.

The Saints are using the open roster spot to sign pass rusher Paul Kruger, according to sources.

A recent report from ESPN’s Mike Triplett that was acknowledged and confirmed by head coach Sean Payton had Swann on his way to Philadelphia to visit Dr. William Meyers. Meyers is a specialist who has over 25 years of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of core muscle injuries.

As a fifth-round pick out of Georgia, Swann played in seven games for the New Orleans Saints in 2015. Unfortunately, he missed a lot of time due to three concussions.

While Swann is now out of the equation, the door may be open for veteran Cortland Finnegan to make the team. However, my most recent 53-man roster prediction left Swann out entirely, with rookies De’Vante Harris and Ken Crawley on the team alongside special teams gunner Brian Dixon.