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Wil Lutz to miss significant portion of 2021 season, per reports

This is no bueno.

Divisional Round - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The good news continue rolling in for the New Orleans Saints.

This time, Pro Bowl place kicker Wil Lutz is reportedly set to miss the opening portion of the 2021 season.

Lutz had been dealing with a prior groin injury that Mickey Loomis previously called “minor” when Loomis confidently asserted the team would not need to try out any extra kickers. Lutz apparently aggravated his injury during camp, and now the “pessimistic timeline” for Wil Lutz’s return is 12 weeks according to’s Nick Underhill.

Back in January, the Saints tried out kickers Chandler Catanzaro and Blair Walsh, both of whom remain free agents. Early murmurings indicate the Saints are set to bring in other kickers in the coming days.

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