Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Kickoff'11: Saints won't have Lance Moore
By Kevin Seifert
Two quick takeaways from the final injury report of the week heading into the Green Bay Packers' regular season opener Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints:
- The Saints have ruled out receiver Lance Moore, who might be quarterback Drew Brees' most trusted receiver. Moore suffered a groin injury during the preseason and didn't practice all week. The Saints still have plenty of weapons in the passing game, but they will have to make a significant adjustment without Moore, who caught 66 passes last season.
- Packers defensive end Mike Neal (knee) is questionable, which really doesn't tell us much about whether he will play Thursday night. He participated in a portion of each practice this week, but he hasn't played in a game Aug. 13. "Questionable" technically means Neal has a 50-50 chance of playing. We'll know soon enough.
The only Packers players who definitely won't play are cornerback Davon House, linebacker Vic So'oto and linebacker Frank Zombo.