The first injury report of Week 16 is out for Sunday’s important NFC South matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. Here’s how the black and gold look from Wednesday, as nine players were listed.
Larry Warford (concussion), Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), Trey Hendrickson (ankle), Justin Hardee (foot), and Garrett Griffin (foot) all did not practice. Meanwhile, Ted Ginn Jr. (foot), Josh Hill (shoulder), Andrus Peat (groin), and Senio Kelemete (knee) were limited.
Per The Advocate’s Nick Underhill, Warford, Hoomanawanui, Griffin, and Hendrickson were all present, but didn’t appear to be practicing. It’s a bit unsettling to see all three of the team’s tight ends on the injury report, but it makes a bit more sense why John Phillips was brought in.
Of the injuries, Larry Warford’s would be the one to keep an eye on. The Saints offensive line definitely need him on Sunday, but if he were unable to go, there’d be some interesting shuffling to do. Presumably, Andrus Peat would be back at left guard, which might mean Senio Kelemete moves to right guard. As always, we’ll know more as the week unfolds.