NFC Rumors: Saints, Slay, Adams, Eagles

Sean Payton did not name his Week 8 starting quarterback, indicating a decision on Drew Brees‘ Week 8 status will not come until at least Saturday. The Saints‘ starting quarterback has lobbied to play Sunday against the Cardinals and worked in three limited practices this week. The future Hall of Fame quarterback has fared well in his workout sessions available to the media this week, per The Athletic’s Katherine Terrell, who would be surprised if Brees didn’t start this week (Twitter link). Brees has missed the past five Saints games with a thumb injury; Teddy Bridgewater has piloted the team to five wins in that span. New Orleans has a bye next week, so it still wouldn’t be too shocking if Brees was held out until Week 10.

Here’s more from the NFC:

  • Alvin Kamara worked in a limited capacity twice this week. Listed as questionable, the Saints running back may also see the team’s upcoming bye week affect his status. Kamara is battling an ankle injury, which sidelined him last week.
  • Lions players were not thrilled that the team traded away locker room favorite Quandre Diggs, and Darius Slay was especially vocal about his displeasure. Slay, whose contract expires after the 2020 season, has previously said that he wants to remain in Detroit long-term. However, his tone changed this week when asked about the subject. “Anybody can get traded. I personally wouldn’t care,” Slay said of the possibility of the team trading him (via Pro Football Talk).
  • The Lions’ Week 8 injury report indicates the world will have to wait for a Darius Slay-Darius Slayton matchup. Detroit’s top cornerback will miss the Lions-Giants game due to a hamstring injury. Slay has battled this issue since Week 3. Second-year UDFA Mike Ford started in Slay’s place against the Chiefs, the one game the Pro Bowler missed, and will likely do so against New York.
  • Davante Adams looks set to miss a fourth game due to the turf toe issue he’s encountered. The Packers declared their top wide receiver doubtful to face the Chiefs. Green Bay’s bye is not until Week 11. This continues to be a situation to monitor for one of the NFC favorites.
  • Recently released by the struggling Eagles, Orlando Scandrick believes he was scapegoated for the team’s woes, as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer relays (Twitter link). “The problem in Philadelphia is much, much deeper than me,” Scandrick said. The Eagles have released the veteran cornerback twice this year.

Chris Crouse contributed to this report.

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8 comments on “NFC Rumors: Saints, Slay, Adams, Eagles

  1. metsie1

    Comment about Davante Adams doesn’t tell full story. Adams said his toe is much better. However, Packers are 3-0 without him. Given that the turf toe injury can linger or be easily re-aggravated they are trying to get him close as possible to 100%.

    • xpackyank

      Yup agree completely. He’s so good with his footwork and the initial movement at the line is critical for a WR like him. Makes sense to get him healthy for the main end of year stretch, particularly when Pack plays all their division to close out December.

      • afsooner02

        Don’t need Adams to beat kc without Mahomes and that crappy defense. Rest him.

      • HailRodgers12$

        With Mahomes also out, it makes even more sense this week.
        Re: playing division opponents late in the year..that too, and I believe 5 of our last 7 are road games. We have benefited from all these early home games. Need him as healthy as possible for all the roadies.

  2. Polish Hammer

    Scandrick is a little salty and comes off as an idiot spouting off. Jealous of Jenkins, and that clip of him totally kissing Malcolm’s butt in the Minnesota game makes him look like an idiot. That he trashes Howie yet signed with him twice also makes him look dumb.

  3. rgreen

    Guess he didn’t realize he was only being brought back to cover for injuries.With every corner other than Maddox healthy,and another dt going down,he’s just the odd man out.

  4. Wentz It Gonna be my Turn?

    I thought Howie would have learned his lesson of the horrors of signing washed up Cowboys after the failed Miles Austin experiment

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