The New Orleans Saints thought they had snagged a suitable linebacker during free agency when they signed former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Will Herring. However, Herring seems to have hit a snag of his own in the last month.
Herring came to the Saints after spending four seasons with the Seahawks. The organization joked that they got a good look at him during their loss to Seattle in the Wild Card Playoffs in January.
Herring made an immediate impression in training camp and was set to not only help on special teams but also with the front seven on defense as well. He beat out several players including linebacker’s Clint Ingram and Ramon Humber for the job during final roster cuts.
While he didn’t start any games, Herring played in the Saints first three regular season games. It was against the Houston Texans that Herring was pulled during the game due to a hamstring injury. He hasn’t been back since.
Herring had hamstring issues during training camp but seemed to shake it off and was able to practice at least. However, he has only practiced a few times since the end of September and is battling his hamstring injury still to this day.
Herring has missed three games up to this point and when Head Coach Sean Payton gave the final injury report for their game against the Indianapolis Colts, he’s listed as being out. This will now make four games total he’s missed.