According to reports by ESPN’s Britt McHenry and NFL Insider Rand Getlin, the New Orleans Saints will be without starting wide receiver Willie Snead (toe) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (ankle) when they take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Source tells me WR Willie Snead will be out tonight. #Saints dealing with a lot of injuries--7 starters likely inactive.— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) September 26, 2016
I'm told #Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will miss tonight's game against the #Falcons.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) September 26, 2016
Both Snead and Vaccaro were optimistic on their chances of playing earlier this week, but it appears that they won’t be available. The Saints have been very banged up, as six players were listed as questionable on Saturday’s final injury report. The team will already be without Terron Armstead (knee) and Delvin Breaux (fibula).
Expect to see more Brandon Coleman and Tommylee Lewis in Snead’s absence, and Roman Harper filling in for Vaccaro. This also means only three more inactives are needed for tonight’s game.
The Saints have a tremendous opportunity tonight with a win, and their early bye week in Week 5 figures to be a blessing in disguise.