The New Orleans Saints placed safety Smoke Monday on season-ending injured reserve, in an announcement by the team on Friday.
Monday injured his knee during practice earlier this week. No further details on his injury were available, other than it was a ‘‘significant’’ knee injury.
Monday, an undrafted rookie from Auburn, had a strong start to training camp. In four years at Auburn, Monday amassed five interceptions, 13 passes defensed, 17 tackles for loss, six sacks, and scored three defensive touchdowns.
Monday's move to injured reserve creates roster space for veteran LB Kiko Alonso...