Saints secondary stepped up after Marshon Lattimore injury. 'We keep everybody ready'

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

This had a chance to take a bad turn for the New Orleans Saints.

Early in the first quarter, Marshon Lattimore and A.J. Klein converged on Washington receiver Maurice Harris. Harris ducked low to avoid the shot from Klein, and Lattimore's helmet caught the full force of the linebacker's shoulder pad.

The Saints' top cover corner left the field and did not return, having suffered a concussion on the play. The final 54 minutes and change would be up to the less heralded -- and, in one case, completely untested -- members of the secondary.

"We keep everybody ready," defensive back P.J. Williams said. "We practice situations like that, we all practice like we're starting and stuff like that.

"When he went down, I knew I had to step up, a couple extra players had to step up. We feel like we got the job done with the guys we have." ...

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