New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Greer and Robinson injured; severity unknown

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June 5, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints rookie cornerback Corey White (24) during a minicamp session at the team

The New Orleans Saints will possibly have to make due without starting cornerbacks Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson due to recent injuries.  While the extent of the injuries are unknown, it’s allowing other “question mark” corners to get much needed repetitions in practice.

Robinson is listed as having a shoulder injury which interim head coach Joe Vitt said he “tweaked” in practice on Sunday.  He had begun to make serious strides after having a very good sophomore season last year.  He did not practice today and simply was on the sidelines.

Greer is said to have a groin injury and was seen being stretched out by trainers today at practice.  He apparently injured his groin at the beginning of practice and was held out.

The total extent of the injuries are unknown and the Saints don’t want to rush the two back to practice since both are their starting cornerbacks.  It’s allowing though some lower depth players to get some reps and allow the coaches to get a better look as well.

Johnny Patrick who is slated to be the incumbent at the nickel corner spot was a full go in practice gaining more experience.  He has shown nothing but promise in last weeks set of practices.

Marquis Johnson filled in on first team as well.  The former St. Louis Rams 2010 7th round pick has mainly been a special teams player the last few years for the St. Louis, but is showed some good awareness today.

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