BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
Rookie linebacker Zack Baun was inactive for the New Orleans Saints season opener, but he is expected to make his NFL debut Monday against the Raiders.
Saints coach Sean Payton said there was “no specific reason” for Baun to be among the Saints inactives in the Saints’ Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though he did make an oblique reference to special teams in the lead up to his answer, saying a lot of the decision was relative to “the kicking game.”
“He’s going to be up in this game,” Payton said. “... He’s doing well, he’s healthy, he’s had a good week of work. We’ll see...