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Fractured right foot to keep Saints' Pressley out for year

Updated: July 28, 2008, 11:55 AM ET
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Defensive tackle DeMario Pressley was placed on injured reserve by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, forcing the fifth-round draft pick to miss his rookie season.

Head coach Sean Payton said Pressley, who practiced as recently as Saturday, was increasingly bothered by an old right foot fracture that had never healed properly. Pressley will have surgery to repair it, the coach said.

"We tried to manage it a little bit and it was still becoming problematic," ...

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