Heading into the final week of the preseason, the starters for the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers will spend most of the Week 4 game on the sidelines. With the Packers hosting the Saints on Thursday, backups and rookies are still fighting for a spot on the final 53-man rosters.
This will be the first time these two teams come together in the preseason since 2004, but it will mark the ninth time they’ll do so. The Saints and Packers met last October, resulting in a Saints blowout win.
The New York Giants had a tenuous safety position heading into Friday’s preseason game, and coming out of it things were even worse. Rookie Landon Collins left the game with an injury, and on Saturday, head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed he has an MCL sprain and will need to miss some time, as reported by NFL.com. It seems like a mild sprain, but it’s possible he won’t play again this preseason.
Then there’s Mykkele Thompson, who left the game with an Achilles injury. Coughlin also confirmed that Thompson’s injury was more serious, and that he’ll miss the entirety of the regular season. New York’s secondary was already a big question mark, and now it’s even worse. In addition to the safeties, cornerbacks Jayron Hosley and Trumaine McBride sustained injuries in the game. Neither injury seems long-term but they could miss some time.
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