11-2, 1st NFC South
Mark Ingram - Mark Ingram’s absence isn’t injury related, but he will miss the first few weeks with a suspension. This helps Alvin Kamara get his touches early on, but once Week 5 rolls around, Ingram should be back in the mix. This offense dominated on the ground last season with both of these guys, although Ingram was a bit more involved. You are looking at a committee post Week 4, but fire up Kamara before that.
The Saints have not had a ton of major injuries within their organization, and of course you have to be happy that Drew Brees remains unharmed on a yearly basis. Jammal Brown is a name worth mentioning, who was a pro bowl lineman two years back in the later 2000’s. Brown played left tackle, and the ACL tear in 2009 eventually led to him losing his starting job and being traded to the Washington Redskins. Brown was able to get a new contact, but also had hip surgery later on, and he never quite got healthy enough to become a starter again. Jarius Byrd is a talented safety, and he signed a massive free agent contact with the Saints back in 2014. Within the first year, Byrd tore his meniscus, and then within a few seasons later he was released by the team. Byrd’s best days were certainly in Buffalo, where he really made a name for himself as a ballhawking safety. Patrick Robinson started off his time in New Orleans, and was drafted 32nd overall back in 2010. 2012 was his best season on paper, and 2013 was supposed to be a follow up year for the young corner. Robinson had a patella injury, which landed him on the injured reserve, and he played just two games. He was able to bounce back the next year, but only started just six games. He later signed with the Chargers, and hasn’t quite been the same corner as advertised coming out of the draft. We always like to root for the little guy, and Joe Morgan was that for the Saints. He was an undrafted free agent back in 2011, and was trying to crack the roster. He tore his ACL in 2013, and he was later suspended and waived. He tried to catch on with the Baltimore Ravens, but eventually moved onto the Canadian Football League.