September 29, 2011

Injury news: Saints re-sign LB Humber, add T McQuistan

The Saints got some good injury news midweek. The injuries to starters C Olin Kreutz (left knee), T Zach Strief (right knee), OLB Martez Wilson (stinger), OLB Will Herring (hamstring) and others aren't as serious as first feared, and WR Marques Colston has been cleared medically only three weeks after his fractured collarbone injury in the opener.



One exception to the good news: TE David Thomas has a concussion and could be held out in the coming weeks.  Thomas took a heavy helmet-to-helmet hit against the Texans, though MLB Demeco Ryans was not flagged for the obvious penalty.

The Saints re-signed training camp participant LB Ramon Humber, who is also a former practice squad player.  Humber recorded a nine-tackle performance in the preseason finale of 2010 with the Colts, and was active the first two games of the season for Indianapolis before suffering a fractured hand.  The Colts waived Humber with a settle, and he was signed by the Saints in December.  Humber appeared in four games for the Saints in 2010, and recorded two tackles against Seattle in the playoffs.

Enormous OL Pat McQuistan, 6'6, 319, was signed as a potential replacement on the depth chart. The Saints' backup at both left and right tackle is second year Charles Brown, who is now expected to start at right tackle.  McQuistan's twin brother Paul plays for Seattle, though Pat has enjoyed more success recently, a rotating starter for eight games with Miami in 2010.  Both entered the league in 2006.

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