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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Beyond Chris Chamberlain's season-ending injury, New Orleans Saints MLB Curtis Lofton and WLB David Hawthorne both suffered injuries in the Saints preseason loss to the Jaguars on Friday night. Interim coach Joe Vitt said Monday that starting MLB Curtis Lofton ...

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Beyond Chris Chamberlain's season-ending injury, New Orleans Saints MLB Curtis Lofton and WLB David Hawthorne both suffered injuries in the Saints preseason loss to the Jaguars on Friday night.
Interim coach Joe Vitt said Monday that starting MLB Curtis Lofton suffered a high ankle sprain against the Jaguars, and starting WLB David Hawthorne suffered a meniscus injury that will require surgery.
Vitt also announced that Ramon Humber, brought in as a backup linebacker and slated as Lofton's replacement was suspended for failing a drug test.
Then about an hour after Vitt spoke, Lofton's replacement, Ramon Humber, confirmed he has been suspended for the first three games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
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On the prognosis of both Lofton and Hawthorn, Vitt said today:
Lofton will not play Saturday against the Texans, but Vitt says he thinks he will be ready for the regular season opener September 9.
Linebacker David Hawthorne:
"the diagnosis on David is encouraging. He hurt it early in the game and played on it." Vitt said he thinks Hawthorne also has a good chance to be back in time for the regular season opener.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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Man... Nobody ever tells us anything during the games. I never had a clue anything was wrong until today. I vote for the starters not to take another snap this preseason. This is just dumb at this point.
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not surprising... Maybe they will be there in the reg season and maybe not. Who knows.
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I hope our offense can score 75 points a game because or defense aint stopping ****. We seriously have no LBers worth a damn left. One of you guys who knows more about LB's around the league tell me who is out there that could possibly get cut is worth picking up.
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Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
I hope our offense can score 75 points a game because or defense aint stopping ****. We seriously have no LBers worth a damn left. One of you guys who knows more about LB's around the league tell me who is out there that could possibly get cut is worth picking up.
The Bills released Shawn Merriman today. But we'd be better off bringing Ricky Jackson back than picking this guy up right now.
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I hope our offense can score 75 points a game because or defense aint stopping ****. We seriously have no LBers worth a damn left. One of you guys who knows more about LB's around the league tell me who is out there that could possibly get cut is worth picking up.
Vitt's saying Lofton and Hawthorn will return by opening day.
Chamberlain's injury is unfortunate.
Don't know anything about Humber.
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I hope our offense can score 75 points a game because or defense aint stopping ****. We seriously have no LBers worth a damn left. One of you guys who knows more about LB's around the league tell me who is out there that could possibly get cut is worth picking up.
And who do you replace? The only player we lost was Chamberlain.
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And who do you replace? The only player we lost was Chamberlain.
Yeah, I think we might see the Saints bring in a cheap vet just in case these guys have problems recovering, but that's about it.
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Vitt's saying Lofton and Hawthorn will return by opening day.
Chamberlain's injury is unfortunate.
Don't know anything about Humber.
We picked up Humber off the street last year.
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Lofton will not play opening day nor will Hawthorne, 6 to 8 weeks is the normal recovery time for a high ankle sprain so I would be happy to see Lofton by week 4. Hawthorne will end up missing 4 weeks and be back for week 2 hopefully. I would be shocked if we had both for opening day. We will need to move Wilson back to LB, and should look at bringing is Shawn Merriman or Joey Porter.
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