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What will the Saints do without Larry Warford?

Just when the line was starting to get healthy.

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The Saints offensive line just can’t stay healthy.

In training camp, Max Unger was recovering from injury. Then Terron Armstead went down. Before Armstead came back, Zach Strief went down, putting his return this season in question. As soon as Armstead returned, now Larry Warford has an abdominal injury.

This is far from meaningless for the Saints as their run game of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara had really found success of late. It will be interesting to see if the Saints offensive line will find similar success in both pass protection and in run blocking after re-shuffling the offensive line and re-inserting Senio Kelemente back into the starting lineup.

It will also be worth keeping up with to see if the Saints bring in additional offensive linemen for workouts or if the Saints start to explore other options as the trade deadline approaches.

With an aging Unger, an ailing Strief, a fragile Armstead, and young offensive linemen everywhere else, the Saints’ depth at the group is started to get thinned out. What do you think the Saints should do in light of the Warford injury? Should they just stay the course? Or should they sign or trade for another lineman? Tell us in the comments. Send me presents.