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Saints Dealt Another Huge Injury Blow From Week 1 Win

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New Orleans Saints have been dealt another big injury blow stemming from their Week 1 win.
The New Orleans Saints have been dealt another big injury blow stemming from their Week 1 win. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
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The New Orleans Saints' Week 1 victory over the Green Bay Packers has proven to be a costly one. Starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore and pass-rusher Marcus Davenport could miss several weeks with injuries, both of which are big blows to a talented defense.

Now a key part of the offense is also dealing with an injury picked up on Sunday.

Erik McCoy Injury

Starting center Erik McCoy has suffered a calf strain, and he's expected to miss several weeks while he recovers.

McCoy could possibly be out until after the Saints' bye in Week 6, according to Tom Pelissero. That's just another heap of bad news for New Orleans' offense, which is also without star wideout Michael Thomas until at least Week 7. Fellow receiver Tre'Quan Smith is out until at least Week 4.

After news of McCoy's injury, the team hosted former Kansas Chiefs center Austin Reiter for a workout on Tuesday morning. He started 12 games for the Chiefs last season, earning an impressive 78.3 pass-blocking grade from ProFootballFocus.

The hobbled Saints are still 3.5-point road favorites over the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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