Saints add help at OL and LB ahead of Week 10

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The New Orleans Saints are banged up ahead of their Week 10 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a result, they've brought in some help, signing Derrick Kelly and Kenny Young.

Kelly was likely brought in because the Saints had two starting offensive linemen not practice on Thursday and don't have the depth to cover things if those two sit out. Cesar Ruiz will slide into the center role if Erik McCoy doesn't play, meaning that Calvin Throckmorton will play one of the two guard spots.

The other spot will go to either Landon Young, Lewis Kidd, or Kelly, though none are ideal if we're being entirely honest. Kelly has spent time in the Saints organization before.

Saints add help due to injuries

As for Young, he's bounced around the league after the Ravens spent a fourth-round pick on him in 2018. He's played for the Ravens, Rams, Broncos, and most recently, the Bucs, where he appeared in four games this year as a special teams player.

With Werner not practicing, Young will serve as a backup to Kaden Elliss, who will get the nod in Werner's absence. The team was wise to add some depth because their players are dropping like flies and their BYE week isn't for another four weeks.

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I wouldn't expect much from either of these players but the offensive line situation is a major concern, especially with T.J. Watt set to return this week. Hopefully Trevor Penning is on his way to a return here soon because this team desperately needs him.