The New Orleans Saints might get a big boost to their offensive line on Sunday when they take on the Detroit Lions. According to a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport while everyone was likely sleeping, offensive tackle Terron Armstead is expected to play.
For the 1st time all season, the #Saints are expected to have LT Terron Armstead (shoulder), sources say. He beats the PUP window by a game— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2017
Armstead got hurt, tearing his labrum, in minicamp in mid-June during a non-contact drill. It was disappointing and obviously frustrating, but the progress has been good for the veteran left tackle. He started practicing during Week 4 against the Dolphins, in a limited capacity, and was also limited participant during practice this week.
The big question and hope is that the Saints aren’t rushing Armstead back to action. Andrus Peat is already questionable entering Week 6 with a hip injury, and the team re-signed Bryce Harris as potential last resort option should Armstead and Peat both be out of action.
Stay tuned on this, as the official inactive list will drop in less than three hours.