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Saints Get Positive Injury News on Top Wide Receivers

Tyler Maher
The New Orleans Saints received positive injury updates on several wide receivers.
The New Orleans Saints received positive injury updates on several wide receivers. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Despite suffering their second straight loss to a divisional rival on Sunday, the news wasn't all bad for the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans' top wide receivers Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry both exited Week 3's loss to the Carolina Panthers, but thankfully neither injury appears to be too serious.

New Orleans Saints News

Both receivers suffered foot-related injuries in the Saints' 22-14 loss, as Thomas left with a toe injury and Landry departed with foot soreness. New Orleans' offense struggled without them, getting shut out for three quarters before finally scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth.

The wideouts will undergo further testing on Monday, but for now it sounds like neither one will miss extensive time. Lower-body injuries are tough to play through and can linger, however, so don't be surprised if head coach Dennis Allen opts to rest one or both of them in Week 4.

Any missed time would be a considerable loss to New Orleans' offense. Thomas ranks second on the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, while Landry ranks third in all three of those categories. Quarterback Jameis Winston would be forced to lean even more heavily on No. 1 receiver Chris Olave if they sit, along with tight end Juwan Johnson and running back Alvin Kamara.

Vikings vs Saints Week 4 Odds

The Saints are currently 2.5-point underdogs against the Minnesota Vikings for Week 4 in London, but we could see those odds shift even more in Minnesota's favor on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds if Thomas and/or Landry are ruled out. Losing them would make it even more difficult to keep up with the Vikings' explosive passing attack of Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

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