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Saints Injury Report: Colston questionable for Chiefs tilt

Travaris Cadet (#39) is a running back but may see time at the wide receiver spot Sunday for the Saints against the Chiefs (Photo: Parker Waters).Travaris Cadet (#39) is a running back but may see time at the wide receiver spot Sunday for the Saints against the Chiefs (Photo: Parker Waters).

Only one player for the New Orleans Saints has been ruled out for Sunday's home game with the Kansas City Chiefs, but the availability and effectiveness of another key performer is in question.

Marques Colston was listed on the Saints' final injury report as questionable after a third straight day of limited participation in practice. The top New Orleans wide receiver has been hampered by a left foot injury so far this season, but interim head coach Aaron Kromer indicated that he expects Colston to be ready to contribute Sunday despite missed work this week.

Defensive end Turk McBribe will miss a second straight game due to an ankle injury.

Like Colston, linebacker Jonathan Casillas (left knee) was limited Friday and listed as questionable. Quarterback Drew Brees (left ankle), wide receiver Devery Henderson (concussion), cornerback Johnny Patrick (right thigh) and safety Roman Harper (wrist) all fully participated Friday and are listed as probable.

Meanwhile, rookie running back Travaris Cadet may see time Sunday for the Saints on offense for the first time in his career. But the Appalachian State productcould factor in at the wide receiver spot after working in practice this week at the position while Colston and Henderson deal with injuries.

"He has all the tools," said Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael on Friday regarding Cadet's ability to play wideout. "It’s just a matter of learning that position over time."

Cadet was perhaps the standout Saints player in the preseason after showing his versatility as a runner, pass receiver and kick returner. 

“We need to find a way to get this guy some touches," said Carmichael.

Where there's a Will: Saints defensive end Will Smith will definitely play Sunday versus the Chiefs since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not rule this week on potential suspensions for players previously punished in connection to the bounty saga. Smith met with Goodell in New York on Tuesday.

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and former New Orleans defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove also met with the commissioner while ex-Saints and current Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is expected to have a meeting with Goodell next week.



Pos Player Injury Wed Thurs Fri Game Status
DE Turk McBride Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Jonathan Casillas Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
WR Marques Colston Foot LP LP LP Questionable
QB Drew Brees Ankle FP FP FP Probable
S Roman Harper Wrist FP FP FP Probable
CB Johnny Patrick Thigh FP FP FP Probable
WR Devery Henderson Concussion FP FP FP Probable
Pos Player Injury Wed Thurs Fri Game Status
TE Jake O'Connell Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
DB Kendrick Lewis Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
G Ryan Lilja Back DNP LP LP Questionable
TE Kevin Boss Head DNP DNP DNP OUT
DT Anthony Toribio Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
WR Devon Wylie Hamstring LP LP LP OUT
WR Dexter McCluster Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
CB Jacques Reeves Hamstring LP DNP DNP OUT
WR Steve Breaston Wrist LP FP LP Probable
CB Jalil Brown Groin LP FP FP Probable
DL Allen Bailey Ankle FP FP FP Probable
CB Javier Arenas Neck FP FP FP Probable
RB Jamaal Charles Knee FP FP FP Probable
Limited Participation (LP)=less than 100% of a player's normal reps Doubtful=at least 75% chance will not play
Full Participation (FP)=100% of a player's normal reps Questionable-50-50 chance will not play
Did Not Participate in Practice (DNP) Probable-virtual certainty will be available for normal duty


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