October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) prior to kickoff of a game against the San Diego Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Bye week coming at good time for two New Orleans Saints starting players

With their first victory in the bag and huge monkey off their back, the New Orleans Saints will grab some rest during their bye week which could help heal up injuries to two of their starting players.

Tight end Jimmy Graham was limited last night after suffering an ankle injury in the game last night.  He was held out momentarily and returned later with his ankle tightly taped.

After the game, Graham was reported leaving the Saints locker room with a walking boot.  Interim head coach Aaron Kromer referred to the ankle injury as a sprain and would be further evaluated.

Also injured in last night’s game was cornerback Jabari Greer.  Greer left the game with what at first was reported as a hip injury but revealed today by Kromer as groin injury.

Greer suffered the injury in training camp and required surgery for a sports hernia which resulted in him missing the entire preseason.  Kromer said the injury “looks good” so far.

NOLA.com’s Saints beat writer Larry Holder reported a short while ago that cornerback Elbert Mack who the team signed during training camp and was released twice so far, was in the Saints locker room.

Mack’s recent release on October 3rd  came after he was brought back after a Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers after first being cut at the end of preseason.

He was released to allow the Saints to sign wide receiver Greg Camarillo who was brought in to fill a spot for the injured Lance Moore prior to the game last night.

The Saints could possibly be bringing Mack in for insurance if Greer’s groin injury isn’t as mild as they think it is.  No official announcement has been made so far though.

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