Saints News: Week 16 weather and Chris Olave not practicing

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The most talked about topics in Saints news right now are the weather in Cleveland for the Week 16 matchup against the Browns and Chris Olave being listed on the injury report.

We'll start with the weather. NFL Weather notes that it'll be 11 degrees for the Saints' noon kickoff with the Browns on Saturday (remember -- the game is on Saturday this week) and by the fourth quarter, it'll only jump to 12 degrees. It'll supposedly feel like -9 degrees at kickoff and the cloudy skies won't help that.

Things will be even trickier for the Saints on Saturday if rookie sensation Chris Olave doesn't play. He was listed on the Tuesday injury report (which is basically a Wednesday injury report this week) with a hamstring injury.

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Weather Impacting the New Orleans Saints Travel Plans as They Travel to Cleveland [Brandon Little, SI]

As mentioned above, the weather is throwing a wrench into the plans this week. Little notes that the travel plans have changed for the Saints as they look to avoid incoming snow in Cleveland.

"Snow is expected to hit the area early weekend, so the Saints are getting ahead of that potentially getting in the way. With how much practice you can have before a game, losing any is always a loss. The Saints will have to leave a day early and hope to hold a practice in Cleveland on Friday. "

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Garrett, Chubb out as Browns prepare for Saints, snow [Tom Withers, AP]

This would be massive for New Orleans if Myles Garret and Nick Chubb both sat out this week. Garrett is a beast at getting after the quarterback and Chubb is the scariest player on the field when the Browns are leading because they'll keep handing off to him. With how bad the Saints run D has been this week, that's a terrifying thought.

Chris Olave (hamstring) would not have practiced, per estimated Saints injury report [John Sigler, Saints Wire]

As mentioned above, Olave is dealing with a hamstring injury and while the team didn't practice on Tuesday, he was listed as a "Did Not Practice" meaning that he wouldn't have practiced had the team done so.

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Hopefully Olave is okay and can suit up when the Saints take on the Browns in what is going to be a bone-chilling Christmas Eve game.