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Saints’ Marcus Davenport to undergo thumb surgery, should be back for training camp

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The Saints will be without their first-round pick for a little bit of time, but the reports say it’s nothing significant.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints will be without first-round pick Marcus Davenport for a little bit of time due to thumb surgery. The Advocate’s Nick Underhill confirmed the early Monday morning report, stating that their rookie defensive end will have surgery after minicamp.

Per the column, the injury is said to not be significant, and Davenport should be ready by the time training camp rolls around. Obviously, you don’t want to have your top pick you shelled out two first rounders for get hurt at any capacity, but it’s just part of the game.

On paper, the Saints do have more depth at edge that they’ve had in recent memory, which is something that hurt them down the line in the playoffs last season. However, they are still pretty banged up. Cameron Jordan had foot surgery during the offseason and is still recovering. Alex Okafor is almost up to speed from his Achilles injury, which is a good sign. Trey Hendrickson has been present, but not participating in OTAs.

The team’s mandatory minicamp from Tuesday to Thursday this week should be interesting.