NFC South: Kawika Mitchell

Saints sitting several starters

January, 2, 2011
NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints just announced their inactives for today’s game and it looks like they’re being cautious with some injured players.

Receiver Marques Colston, who had knee surgery Tuesday, will sit out and he’ll have plenty of company. Tight end Jeremy Shockey (groin) and running back Pierre Thomas (ankle) also are sitting out.

The rest of the inactives for the Saints are safety Usama Young, linebacker Anthony Waters, defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, tight end David Thomas and linebacker Kawika Mitchell.

Chris Ivory inactive for Saints

December, 27, 2010
ATLANTA -- Running back Chris Ivory will miss tonight’s game with Atlanta due to a hamstring injury.

Ivory highlights a list of New Orleans inactives that also includes receiver Courtney Roby, safety Usama Young, linebacker Danny Clark, offensive tackle Charles Brown, tight end David Thomas, defensive end Junior Galette and Kawika Mitchell.

Checking in on Saints' injuries

December, 24, 2010
Just like their "Monday Night Football" opponent, the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints aren’t required to put out the traditional Friday injury report that includes player statuses until Saturday.

But I just got the Saints’ post-practice injury report for Friday and it’s fairly lengthy. There are 12 players on the list, but the good news is that eight of them fully participated in Friday’s practice. Those eight are linebacker Danny Clark (hamstring), defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (wrist), cornerback Jabari Greer (knee), defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (knee), receiver Robert Meachem (toe), linebacker Kawika Mitchell (hamstring), receiver Courtney Roby (concussion) and linebacker Jonathan Vilma (quadriceps).

Defensive tackle Remi Ayodele (ankle), offensive tackle Charles Brown (back) and running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) each participated on a limited basis. Tight end David Thomas (knee) did not participate.

Patrick Robinson inactive for Saints

December, 12, 2010
NEW ORLEANS -- Couple of interesting names on the list of inactives for the Saints. Before we get to that, though, running back Pierre Thomas is active for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in September.

The biggest surprise among the inactives is rookie cornerback Patrick Robinson. The Saints’ first-round draft pick, Robinson has spent most of the season as a backup, but did get some starts when Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter were hurt early in the year. Robinson hasn’t been much of a factor recently. Safety Usama Young also is a bit of a surprise on the inactive list. Young usually plays on special teams and he wasn’t on the injury report this week.

The other inactives for the Saints are: running back Julius Jones, linebacker Ramon Humber, offensive tackle Charles Brown, tight end Tory Humphrey, defensive end Junior Galette and linebacker Kawika Mitchell.