Saints injuries: Colston, Evans new to list

October, 30, 2013
10/30/13
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METAIRIE, La. -- Receiver Marques Colston (knee) and guard Jahri Evans (hip) were additions to the New Orleans Saints injury report Wednesday. They were held out of team drills, along with safety Malcolm Jenkins (knee), safety Kenny Vaccaro (head/back) and defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker (knee).

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On a more positive note for the Saints, tight end Jimmy Graham (foot) practiced on a limited basis. Safety Roman Harper (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis for the first time since Week 2. Receiver Kenny Stills (knee), linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle) and cornerback Rod Sweeting (hip) were also limited.

Defensive end Cameron Jordan (ankle), cornerback Keenan Lewis (foot/knee) and running back Mark Ingram (toe) fully participated after previously dealing with injuries.

It's too early to predict whether any of the above players are in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Vaccaro, who suffered an apparent concussion in last Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, has insisted he'll be OK to play. Jenkins, who left Sunday's game early with the unspecified knee injury, remains optimistic that he might be back. “It's getting there. I'm taking it day by day, seeing how it goes,” Jenkins said.

Neither Evans nor Colston was available for comment. It's unclear exactly when they suffered their injuries. Evans wasn't on the field for the final six snaps against the Bills, but there was no indication of an injury on the game tape during the last few snaps he played.

Among all the names on this list, Evans would be the hardest to replace. His backup is undrafted rookie Tim Lelito, who struggled when Evans missed a game with a hamstring injury earlier this season. Lelito has had a little more time to develop since, but the Jets have one of the most disruptive defensive fronts in the NFL. They have the league's No. 1-ranked run defense.

Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter

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