The New Orleans Saints are as yet wanting to get hostile stars Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas back in the arrangement for Sunday’s season finisher opener against the Chicago Bears.
However, they precluded one of their top guarded playmakers, cautious end Trey Hendrickson, with a neck injury on Friday.
Hendrickson has been one of the NFL’s greater amazement breakouts this year with a group high 13.5 sacks. He initially endured the injury in Week 15 and didn’t play in Week 16. In any case, he got back to play in Week 17 and rehearsed on a restricted premise Wednesday prior to being sidelined on Thursday and Friday.
The Saints’ No. 4-positioned protection has great profundity at DE, in any case. They have two experienced starters in lasting Pro Bowler Cameron Jordan and Marcus Davenport. What’s more, youthful reinforcement Carl Granderson has furnished some juice with four sacks in the previous five weeks.
The Saints likewise precluded veteran gatekeeper Nick Easton with a blackout. Yet, the remainder of their physical issue report has been looking into this week. Nickel wellbeing C.J. Gardner-Johnson was enacted from the hold/COVID-19 rundown on Friday.
Beginning wellbeing Marcus Williams (lower leg), adaptable reinforcement quarterback Taysom Hill (blackout) and veteran tight end Josh Hill (hand) are altogether likewise expected to get back from wounds.
Kamara (save/COVID-19), Thomas (lower leg) and beneficiary/return expert Deonte Harris (neck) aren’t on the every day injury reports since each of the three are as yet on save records. Be that as it may, signs keep on highlighting each of them three getting back to the arrangement on Sunday, too.
Thomas and Harris both got back to rehearse Wednesday in the wake of going through the previous three weeks on harmed save. Mentor Sean Payton has declined to give an authority status on Thomas during the current week’s down, however he recently clarified that the arrangement was to rest Thomas for three weeks to get him as near 100% as feasible for the end of the season games.
Also, quarterback Drew Brees said Sunday night that, “I know we get Mike Thomas back I think the last three weeks being down have been great for him.”
Kamara, in the interim, isn’t qualified to get back from the hold/COVID-19 rundown until Sunday, which implies he has not had the option to rehearse throughout the week and can’t remain at the group lodging on Saturday night. Notwithstanding, Kamara recommended on Twitter Thursday night that he hopes to be cleared to play.
Kamara has been watching rehearses distantly through a live video feed at his home, with Payton mic’d up to manage Kamara through the plays.
“There’s a live video cam, and we’ve had a number of things. But I don’t want that to be the big story, because we still have to wait and see if he’s able to play,” Payton said Friday.
“Obviously we’ve got the Zoom technology to allow Kamara to participate in meetings, the practice video, all of those things. And it really helps that he’s an extremely intelligent player.”