Injuries: Marcus Davenport undergoing tests on toe
The New Orleans Saints suddenly have concerns on the defensive line ahead of Sunday’s showdown against the Los Angeles Rams.
Rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport suffered a toe injury in Week 8 and is undergoing tests to determine severity, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Saints beat writer Nick Underhill of The Advocate added Davenport, who totaled two sacks last week, was observed in a walking boot after the game.
If Davenport can’t play Sunday, his absence would provide a blow to a Saints’ pass rush preparing to square off against one of the NFL’s top offenses.
With four sacks on the season, Davenport has come on in recent weeks as part of a pass-rush rotation on the right side of the defensive line with Alex Okafor, who would see extended playing time in the event the rookie is unavailable.
Here are the other injuries we’re monitoring Wednesday:
1. The Washington Redskins are optimistic left tackle Trent Williams, who dislocated his thumb vs. the Giants, will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
2. Bills coach Sean McDermott said if quarterback Derek Anderson is still in the concussion protocol at the end of the week, Nathan Peterman would start and Matt Barkley would be backup.
3. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went through drills at practice but did not throw any passes, according to the Miami Herald.
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