Saints injuries: Vaccaro, Watson ruled out

November, 15, 2013
11/15/13
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METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro and tight end Benjamin Watson were officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers after missing practice all week with concussions. Other than that, the Saints are as healthy as they’ve been since the start of the season.

Everyone else on the Saints' injury report is listed as probable -- including tight end Jimmy Graham (foot/ankle), linebacker Curtis Lofton (hamstring/ankle), defensive end Cameron Jordan (ankle), safeties Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) and Roman Harper (knee) and defensive linemen Akiem Hicks (back) and Tyrunn Walker (knee).

Jordan was upgraded to full participation in Friday's practice. Only Graham, Lofton and Hicks were limited in team drills.

Vaccaro will be missed, since he’s been an every-down player in a versatile role for the Saints this year. But it looks like both Jenkins and Harper will return from extended absences. So depth shouldn’t be a problem for the Saints -- even against a physical 49ers team that will require safeties to play a big part in stopping the run.

Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter

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