October 31, 2009

Ellis out, Fujita questionable, Porter ok

Updates from two days before gameday on these injuries:

  • DT Sedrick Ellis is out for Monday night's game. The right knee sprain is not season-ending apparently. He was unable to practice all week.

    Anthony Hargrove and Kendrick Clancy will fill in.

  • Starting strongside linebacker Scott Fujita is questionable, and hasn't been ruled out though he hasn't practice in two weeks.

    Troy Evans and Jo-Lonn Dunbar will fill in.

  • Starting CB Tracy Porter is okay and listed as probable with a minor foot injury. He had his foot stepped on in practice this week.

  • With versatile starting fullback Heath Evans out for the season, the Saints signed Kyle Eckel, but its not known yet whether he will be ready to play on offense. He could be active if only to help out on special teams. A number of players will likely be involved in replacing Evans' role until Eckel is ready to take over full time, if ever.

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