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Time is no longer on Saints’ LT Terron Armstead’s side. ‘If I can play, I’m playing’

By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

With the biggest game of the New Orleans Saints’ season looming, there was a welcome sight on the practice field Wednesday (Jan. 9).

Occupying his usual spot at the back of the offensive linemen’s stretch line was No. 72, high fiving teammates as they jogged past. Left tackle Terron Armstead was back with his teammates.

Now all that remains to be seen is if he will be out there Sunday (Jan. 13) afternoon against the Philadelphia Eagles and their fierce pass rush.

“That’s what I’m working toward, that’s the goal, that’s been the goal, trying to get to feeling as best as I possibly can to go out and do my job,” Armstead said. “If I can do that, if I feel like I can function and produce, I’ll play for sure.”

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I'd be very surprised if Armstead doesn't play. His roster spot is too valuable at this point for it not to be used on an active commodity. The issue he dealt with in the Steelers game was discomfort associated with really pushing that range of motion in a couple of instances. It'll be 3 weeks since that game which has consisted of additional non-stop rehab. They'll make additional adjustments to his gear as well to help further control the extension of that arm/pec.
I was thinking along that line, as well. I can’t imagine them going into the playoffs with TA taking up a roster spot if there wasn’t a reasonable expectation that he could play and be effective, especially with Bushrod being dinged. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway, to calm my anxiety.
 

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I was thinking along that line, as well. I can’t imagine them going into the playoffs with TA taking up a roster spot if there wasn’t a reasonable expectation that he could play and be effective, especially with Bushrod being dinged. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway, to calm my anxiety.
Yep. They would have tried out 10 or 11 free agents after the Steeler game. Don't be surprised if Armstead sprints out of the tunnel carrying a baseball bat.
 

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If he can’t play, then put Peat at LT. He is our best option there.
 

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I posted this in the other thread and I’m sure both of them will get merged but I’m getting word that Armstead did not re-injure the pectoral muscle when he played. He simply didn’t like the way he felt and the shoulder /chest wasn’t functioning as well as he hoped. He’s looking to start this week and I think he will. Bushrod is actually further along than what has been reported and is capable of backing up if needed. Take it for what it’s worth.
 
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With this type of injury Sean is going to have to mother hen him through out the game. I think he will play but if it starts getting sore he needs to be pulled and saved for the next game and hope we can win without him no telling how banged up Bushrod is. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of shuffling with Tom in there too.
 

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