The New Orleans Saints are banged up on offense, and there’s no other way to put it. The team previously ruled out five players ahead of their NFC clash with the Chicago Bears up in Soldier Field on Sunday, which included Jared Cook (ankle), Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee), and Tre’Quan Smith (ankle). Now, they’ve turned to a somewhat familiar face from the practice squad to most likely play, Dan Arnold. The first mention of this came from ESPN’s Mike Triplett.
Arnold appeared in 10 games for the Saints last season, hauling in 12 receptions on 19 targets for 150 yards and a touchdown. However, it was the playoff game that he will most likely be forever remembered for when he didn’t make a crucial touchdown catch against the Rams. This will be a game where New Orleans will have to rely heavily on their defense, who has been quite formidable over the past several games. Of course, seeing Dennis Allen’s defense play hot is nothing we haven’t seen before.