We’re in a tight spot. The New Orleans Saints put the finishing touches on their roster for Week 13’s game with the Atlanta Falcons by reporting seven different roster moves on the NFL daily transactions wire, moving players to and from the active roster, practice squad, and injured reserve list. All of this movement isn’t necessarily what you want to see late in the season, especially with franchise quarterback Drew Brees out of action, but here we are.
New Orleans was already shorthanded due to offensive linemen Terron Armstead, their starting left tackle, and Derrick Kelly, a second-year backup, sequestered on the COVID-19 reserve list. Tack on four absences for injuries and the loss of rookie receiver Marquez Callaway to injured reserve and, well, you get this lengthy list of transactions. Let’s start at the top: