The New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers have released their final injury report for tomorrows prime time matchup that will kick-off the 2011 season.
Listed on the injury report for the Saints: WR Lance Moore (out), K Garrett Hartley (out), WR Adrian Arrrington (questionable), and DT Tom Johnson (questionable).
Listed on the injury report for the Packers: T Chad Clifton (probable), TE Jermichael Finley (probable), TE Ryan Taylor (probable), CB Davon House (out), LB Frank Zombo (out), and LB Vick So’oto (out).
Lance Moore would represent the Saints biggest loss as he is one of Drew Brees’ favorite targets in the red zone and in third down situations.
Moore injured his groin during practices in Oxnard prior to the Saints game against the Oakland Raiders, and has been sidelined ever since.
In 2008 Moore became a household name while filling in for an injured Marques Colston, leading the team in receiving yards and touchdowns.
Moore dealt with several injurues in 2009, causing him to miss most of the regular season, but he came back strong last year with 66 receptions for 763 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Arrington has been a standout with the Saints in the preseason since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
Injuries and a deep receiving group thwarted most of his attempts to make the final roster over recent years.
Last season he made his NFL regular season debut in week seventeen against the Buccaneers, catching seven passes for 79 yards.
Arrington’s attempt to make the roster this year was almost in jeopardy after undrafted rookie wide receiver Joe Morgan looked the part as deep threat and special teams contributor in the preseason.
Morgan injued his knee, which eventually required surgery, and he was placed on the injured reserve list during the Saints cut to the league mandated 53 players.
On a side note the Saints will also be without their starting defensive ends from last season.
Alex Brown (left defensive end) was released, while Will Smith (right defensive end) has been suspended for the first two games of the season for a violation of the leagues substance abuse policy.