It wasn’t a good sign seeing cornerback Marshon Lattimore on the injured list just days before the New Orleans Saints were to set to take on the Green Bay Packers in what’s going to be a difficult game. On Saturday, Lattimore was downgraded to questionable and that really made fans nervous.
Fortunately, Lattimore is active and will be playing against the Packers. This is a much-needed revelation for the Saints, as they’re incredibly thin at the cornerback position and need all of the help they can get against the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers is coming off an MVP season and not having many cornerbacks is problematic. Throw in that the Saints are essentially playing a road game with how many Packers fans are down in Jacksonville and this game isn’t looking great for the Saints, even before the first snap officially happens.
Marshon Lattimore is playing in the Saints’ season opener.
As for the other injuries, rookie first-round pick Payton Turner won’t be playing in what would be his first NFL game. We haven’t seen much from Turner to this point and his debut will have to wait another week at least.
We also won’t see Ian Book, Adam Prentice, Chase Hansen, or Jordan Miller, none of which are surprising. Book is the fourth quarterback on the roster and probably won’t be active in many games this year.
Lattimore is the most important player on the injury report and he’ll be taking the field. It won’t be a picnic for Lattimore, having to cover Davante Adams on an injured knee. Hopefully, Lattimore doesn’t further hurt himself and can play well against one of the toughest offenses in the NFL.