New Orleans Saints have injury concerns heading into second preseason game

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Newly signed linebacker David Hawthorne sat out of practice today with what is being called a hip flexor injury.  Interim head coach Joe Vitt didn’t seem worried when talking about it but did say Hawthorne won’t play on Thursday.

A few scares happened at practice that could’ve been disastrous for the Saints.  Cornerback Johnny Patrick was injured yesterday but returned to the field today.  Tight end Jimmy Graham suffered a back injury but appeared to be okay a few minutes afterwards.

Vitt said that Patrick probably won’t play tomorrow which leaves Marquis Johnson and Corey White as the starting cornerbacks.  As far as Graham goes Vitt says he’ll be fine, but it would be nice to error on the side of caution and hold him out for tomorrow, but we’ll see.