Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro and linebacker A.J. Klein are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Washington.
Vaccaro, who injured his groin in the first half against Tampa Bay and missed last week’s game against Buffalo, practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday or Friday.
Klein injured his ankle on the first play against Buffalo and sat out both Wednesday and Thursday before practicing on a limited basis on Friday.
Defensive end Cameron Jordan (back), cornerback De’Vante Harris (hamstring), and left tackle Terron Armstead (rest) were limited, but no status for Sunday’s game was given, meaning it’s likely they will play. The same is true for linebacker Gerald Hodges, who did not practice due to a toe injury.
New Orleans’ opponent on Sunday has far more injury issues than the Saints. Washington wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (ankle), tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) and center Spencer Long (injuries to both knees) have already been declared out for Sunday’s game, and 13 Redskins are listed as questionable.
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was a surprise addition to the injury report on Thursday, and even though he was limited in the final two practices this week, he’s expected to play in Sunday’s game against Washington.
Jordan (back), Terron Armstead (rest), cornerback De’Vante Harris (hamstring) and linebacker Gerald Hodges (toe) are all listed on the Saints injury report without a game designation, meaning the team expects them to be healthy enough to play Sunday.
The Saints aren’t as sure about the availability of two defensive starters, though. Linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin) are both listed as questionable.
Klein suffered his injury in the first quarter of last Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and was limited Friday. If Klein can’t play, Manti Te’o will have an expanded role at middle linebacker.
Vaccaro missed last week’s game after suffering his injury in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. If Vaccaro is out again, the Saints will probably utilize more three-cornerback packages — with P.J. Williams joining starters Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley — as opposed to the typical three-safety group of him, Marcus Williams and Vonn Bell.
For Washington, the most notable injury is tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), who will miss his third straight game.