Saints' secondary takes another hit
The New Orleans Saints' 16-14 come-from-behind win against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at the Superdome has taken its toll on the secondary of the defending Super Bowl champions.
Reserve safety Chris Reis is expected to be placed on season-ending IR with an injured right shoulder that will require surgery and starting cornerback Tracy Porter could miss two-to-four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, according to The Times-Picayune.
A third defensive back - safety/special teams captain Pierson Prioleau - was hospitalized overnight Sunday with a bruised lung and released Monday after X rays turned up negative.
Randall Gay is likely into the starting lineup opposite fellow cornerback Jabari Greer for New Orleans until Porter returns.
The Saints (3-1) are off Tuesday and open game preparations Wednesday for Sunday's road game against the Arizona Cardinals (2-2) in Glendale, Ariz.