Saints might be with out seven coaches for Week 2 vs. Panthers on account of COVID-19 protocol


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Resulting from COVID-19 protocol, the New Orleans Saints might be with out seven members of their teaching employees after they face the Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday. The Saints’ coaches who will not be capable to take part in Sunday’s recreation are offensive line coach Brendan Nugent, operating backs coach Joel Thomas, offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, senior offensive assistant/receivers coach Curtis Johnson, run recreation coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar, and assistant particular groups coach Phil Galiano. 

The Saints will even be with out the companies of defensive finish Marcus Davenport and linebacker Kwon Alexander, who had been positioned on injured reserve on Friday. Carl Granderson is in line to switch Davenport within the beginning lineup, whereas Zack Baun will look to fill Alexander’s spot. Pete Werner, who shares a backup spot with Baun behind Alexander on the depth chart, has been dominated out of Sunday’s recreation with a hamstring harm. 

Coach Sean Payton additionally introduced Friday that the staff is planning on returning to New Orleans previous to the staff’s Week 4 dwelling recreation towards the Giants. The Saints are presently coaching at Texas Christian College. The Saints left New Orleans following Hurricane Ida’s landing late final month. 

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