Sep 14, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) makes a catch and looks for running room during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
With Sunday night’s matchup just around the corner, the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers have released their second injury report of the week for the primetime contest. Not much has changed since yesterday, but the report is as follows:
New Orleans Saints
C Jonathan Goodwin (Knee/Ankle) – Did not practice
RB Khiry Robinson (Forearm) – Did not practice
LB Kyle Knox (Ankle) – Did not practice
RB Pierre Thomas (Shoulder) – Did not practice
CB Keenan Lewis (Knee/Shoulder) – Limited
LB Ramon Humber (Ankle) – Limited
TE Jimmy Graham (Shoulder) – Limited
NT Brodrick Bunkley (Concussion) – Limited
CB Patrick Robinson (Hamstring) – Full participant
Green Bay Packers:
S Morgan Burnett (Calf) – Did not practice
CB Sam Shields (Knee) – Did not practice
RB James Starks (Ankle) – Limited
DE Datone Jones (Ankle) – Limited
Again, not much has changed from yesterday’s injury report. No real updates on Khiry Robinson‘s forearm, so we’ll see if he gets back out there tomorrow. With Pierre Thomas sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks, Khiry’s presence in the ground attack will be crucial against the Packers, who rank second to last in run defense.
Keenan Lewis is likely just getting limited work in so he can be fresh against an exemplary Green Bay receiving corps. Jimmy Graham is still nursing the shoulder injury that was supposed to keep him out for several weeks, but he should be in there Sunday barring any setbacks.
For the Packers, James Starks and Datone Jones were both held out of practice yesterday, but returned for limited action. Starks is an excellent complement to RB Eddie Lacy, so the Saints must figure out a way to stop them both.
Coach Mike McCarthy spoke yesterday on Sam Shields basically saying he has no intentions to leave him out against Drew Brees, but if he’s not good to go, then he won’t play, which would be huge for the Black and Gold’s air attack. Morgan Burnett, who leads The Pack in tackles, would be another big loss if he were unable to suit up, but it’d certainly be good for our boys in the Big Easy.
Well, that’s the injury report following Thursday practices. We’ll make sure to keep you up to date, Who Dat Nation.