When Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton injured his left ankle during the third preseason game versus Jacksonville, coaches and fans alike were concerned about the team’s defense.
Earlier this week, Lofton confirmed that he would be playing on Sunday against the Redskins.
“I’m playing. I’ll be out there. Today was an extra day so it’s just another day of rest for us. But as of Wednesday, I’m ready to go.”
Lofton was not the only player injured during the Jaguars game, linebacker Chris Chamberlain and linebacker David Hawthorne also left the game with injuries to the knee. While Chamberlain went on the injured reserve list, Hawthorne hopes to be back on the season opener.
Wide receiver Adrian Arrington, who has missed all practices since August 5th, declares his health and ability to play.
“I’m healthy. I practiced. I did everything today. It’s only been a little over three weeks. I’m not 100 percent, but I’m definitely good enough to be able to play.”
Arrington, who prepared himself last week to return to practice by Monday, remained on the Saints roster because of his inherent ability on the field. Let’s wish our boys the best and remain optimistic upon their return to the team.