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Marshon Lattimore & Saints secondary out to eliminate small things from becoming big things

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By Steve Geller | WWL Radio

The defense of the Saints has gotten off to a slow start allowing 30 points per game which is 9th worst in the NFL. The run defense has remained stout in 2020, but at times the pass defense has flat out been embarrassing, giving up touchdowns with no one around leaving guys left looking around at each other with their hands up.

“It is just small things as far as me and the secondary period. It's just small things becoming big things,” said cornerback Marshon Latimore.
“We've just got to eliminate those big plays because it starts from everything before, like eyes and communication. It's really just small things turning into big things, we've just got to eliminate that and we'll be alright."

A big thing is that there is a communication issue in the secondary which has given up any eye-popping 15 touchdown passes in the first 5 games.

“We have to clean that up and just be on one page so we can go out there and play fast,” explained Lattimore. “A lot of plays is just communication and eyes. Small things that become big things like I said, if we fix that we'll dominate.”

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Saints release updated depth chart for Week 7

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The newest edition of the New Orleans Saints depth chart has been published by the team, but as always take it with a grain of salt. These roster updates are put out by the team’s public relations staff, not the coaches, and they don’t always reflect what you’ll see on Sunday.

Still, let’s run through it and see what we can learn about the 2020 Saints.

Offense (26)

WRMichael ThomasBennie Fowler IIIMarquez Callaway
LTTerron ArmsteadJames Hurst
LGAndrus PeatDerrick Kelly II
CErik McCoyCesar Ruiz
RGCesar RuizNick Easton
RTRyan RamczykEthan Greenidge
TEJared CookAdam Trautman
WREmmanuel SandersTre’Quan SmithDeonte Harris
QBDrew BreesTaysom HillJameis Winston
RBAlvin KamaraLatavius MurrayDwayne Washington
FJosh HillMichael Burton

Teddy Bridgewater and Joe Brady will return to New Orleans looking to get Panthers back on track

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By Zach Goins | CLTure

If any fan had been told Carolina would be sitting at 3-2 in mid-October and that all three wins would come without star running back Christian McCaffrey, they likely wouldn’t believe it, but they gladly would have accepted it. Following those victories, it seemed all realistic expectations for the team were discarded in exchange for premature playoff dreams, but now, after a humbling Week 6 loss to the Bears, those low-set expectations may be back.

The fact of the matter is the Panthers still have a long way to go. Their wins have shown promise and the team may already be further along than anyone thought, but with an entirely new regime comes growing pains. It’s time to temper those expectations a bit and remember the Panthers are only six games in with this new-look team.

“We’re in a place probably where not many people predicted us to be,” head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday. “That’s a credit to the people here.”

With Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints up next, Carolina has a chance to secure a signature win for Rhule in his first year. Brees isn’t the superstar he once was and the Saints have a 3-2 record, but Carolina hasn’t had a meaningful win against New Orleans since 2016. The Saints have won three straight NFC South titles, and a victory on Sunday would not only bring the team above .500, but it could bring the Panthers back atop the division if Tampa Bay were to lose.

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Saints vs Panthers Thursday Injury Report, Michael Thomas Did Not Practice

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By Scott Prather | KPEL - ESPN 1420

The second of three injury/practice participation reports this week was released today by the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, who face off against one another this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at noon.

It offers a few clues into who may miss the game Sunday, and it's looking like Saints All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas may miss another game.
After an injury setback to his hamstring yesterday, Thomas was downgraded at practice, not seeing the field at all.

Thomas has not played since week 1 when he suffered a high ankle sprain in the final minutes of a double-digit win.

Entering week 5, it appeared he might return, but was not active for the game against the Chargers. He punched teammate C.J. Gardner Johnson in practice, then was verbally insubordinate to the coaching staff, leading to his discipline.

Now, it's a hamstring injury keeping him off the field.

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Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a symptomatic positive. What now?

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The New Orleans Saints have had a relatively quiet go in terms of true positive coronavirus tests, but that changed on Thursday when veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders returned a symptomatic positive for COVID-19.

Sanders is the sixth Saints player to test positive for coronavirus, and the fifth to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list — but he's just the second true positive case the Saints have had.

The three players who previously returned false positive tests during training camp were linebacker Kaden Elliss, long snapper Zach Wood and All-Pro returner Deonte Harris.

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Joe Brady's path to NFL offensive coordinator comes full circle with game against Saints

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Joe Brady isn’t one to dwell on the past.

Even though this weekend’s game between his Carolina Panthers and his former employer in the New Orleans Saints, he’s not reminiscing much on how far he — the youngest coordinator in the NFL — has come since 2017.

He won’t allow himself to. He has far too much to think about.

“I try to keep that out in my mind because it really is not going to benefit me moving forward,” Brady said this week. “I have a job to do. I'm the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. It's my job to get our guys prepared to be able to execute on Sundays, so when...
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Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders and CB Ken Crawley on reserve/COVID-19 list, WR Michael Thomas and OL Nick Easton ruled out for Panthers

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Just when you thought the Saints were likely to be close to full strength for their NFC South battle with the Panthers, fate – and a global pandemic – have intervened.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and cornerback Ken Crawley have been placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Neither will play Sunday.

Meanwhile, wideout Michael Thomas (hamstring/ankle) and guard Nick Easton have been ruled out on the final official injury report of the week. While still trying to come back from a high ankle sprain encountered in week one, Thomas suffered the hamstring injury Wednesday.

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Week 7 NFL injury report roundup

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Week Seven of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Eagles and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.

With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.

Packers at Texans

Packers RB Aaron Jones (calf) was added to the injury report Friday and listed as questionable. DE Montravius Adams (foot), C Corey Linsley...
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Saints vs Panthers final injury report: Emmanuel Sanders, Ken Crawley placed on Covid-19 reserved list

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Today’s Saints final injury report is all full of good news. Heavy sarcasm. First WR Emmanuel Sanders and CB Ken Crawley have been placed on the Reserve Covid-19 list.

With our wide receivers corps already struggling, WR Michael Thomas (Ankle/Hamstring) has been ruled out. G Nick Easton (Concussion) is also out.

S J.T. Gray (Hamstring) was limited and is ruled as questionable. T Terron Armstead (Hand) and CB Justin Hardee (Hamstring) were limited but will be available on Sunday.

CB Janoris Jenkins (Shoulder) and WR Deonte Harris (Hamstring) were full. With Thomas out it is even more...
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Saints rule out Michael Thomas, put Bennie Fowler on IR

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There’s a shortage of wide receivers in New Orleans at the moment.

Emmanuel Sanders was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and that rules him out of Sunday’s game against the Panthers. The Saints have also ruled out Michael Thomas and placed Bennie Fowler on injured reserve, so Drew Brees‘ targets have been thinned out for Week 7.

Thomas has been out since Week 1 with an ankle injury and a hamstring injury was added to the list this week. Fowler is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, and Deonte Harris are the other wideouts on the active roster...
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Michael Thomas ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints were hopeful Michael Thomas would make his return to the field Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but a mid-week hamstring injury appeared to dash those hopes.

Thomas, along with veteran offensive lineman Nick Easton, was ruled out for Sunday's game. This will mark the fifth consecutive game missed by Thomas since he injured his ankle in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

That ankle injury kept Thomas sidelined for Weeks 2-4, and the Saints held him out of their Week 5 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers for disciplinary reasons after Thomas got...
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Saints' Sanders out after positive COVID-19 test

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METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints will be without both of their top receivers Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Emmanuel Sanders will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, coach Sean Payton told reporters Friday. And Michael Thomas' has been ruled out because of a hamstring injury that crept up this week.

Sanders practiced Wednesday and Thursday. But Payton said he began experiencing symptoms of the virus on Thursday afternoon, so the Saints sent him to their doctors for an additional test, which turned up positive. He will now be placed on the...
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Ken Crawley out for Saints due to close contact with Emmanuel Sanders

  • News source: Josh Alper
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Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and that the reason for the placement was a positive test for the coronavirus.

Payton added that Sanders knows how he got it and that it was outside of the team facility. He still had many contacts within the organization before the result was known and Payton outlined how the team dealt with that.

“After that happened, we traced those players he was around, coaches,” Payton said. “We actually tested about 20 more people that might have been near him. Those all...
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Saints put Emmanuel Sanders on reserve/COVID-19 list

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The Saints may be without their top two wide receivers against the Panthers on Sunday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is putting Emmanuel Sanders on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. He will not be able to play this weekend as a result of the move.

Sanders did not practice on Friday, but he did take part in sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Saints have not made any public determination of Michael Thomas’ status, but he hurt his hamstring in practice this week and did not practice on Thursday. Reporters at the open portion of Friday’s workout reported that Thomas...
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Emmanuel Sanders placed on reserve-COVID list, will not play Sunday: report

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New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been placed on the reserve-COVID list and will not play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, according to an ESPN report.

Sanders practiced with the team Thursday, but was not present during the open period of practice Friday. Several Saints were wearing face coverings during the stretching period of Friday's practice.

Players who go on the reserve-COVID list do not necessarily have to test positive for the coronavirus, but could have simply been in contact with someone who has.

Sanders has caught 26 passes for 304 yards and two...
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Saints look to be even more limited at wide receiver as Covid strikes

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Michael Thomas was set to come back from an injured ankle.

Then he injured his hamstring and his status for Week 7 looks “iffy” at best.

But that’s OK, at least Emmanuel Sanders has looked to start clicking in the New Orleans Saints offense, right?


Sanders is a week removed from his best game of the season as a member of the New Orleans Saints, and has averaged over 100 receiving yards the past two games.

Now, the Saints will instead have a group of wide receivers for the Carolina Panthers that is likely headlined by Tre’Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway. This is less than ideal...
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Panthers activate Joey Slye, Trent Scott from COVID-19 list, place Rasul Douglas on it

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The Panthers activated kicker Joey Slye and offensive lineman Trent Scott from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, the team announced. Carolina placed cornerback Rasul Douglas on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The team placed Slye and Scott on the list earlier this week, but both since have cleared testing protocols to rejoin the team.

Slye’s availability means the Panthers won’t have to sign a kicker before Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Douglas did not practice Thursday.

The Panthers have two other players still on the reserve/COVID-19 list — offensive linemen Tyler Larsen and Michael...
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Week 7 Bold Predictions - Can the Saints shut down their former QB?

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Here are the Canal St. Chronicles staff bold predictions for the Week 7 matchup of the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon.


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What are your bold predictions? Let us know in the comments. Make sure you follow Canal Street Chronicles on Twitter at @SaintsCSC, “Like” us on Facebook at Canal Street Chronicles, follow us on Instagram at @SaintsCSC, and make sure you’re subscribed to our new YouTube channel. As...
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