New Orleans Saints operating again Mark Ingram, who hasn’t participated in full-team drills for 2 days with a toe harm, is anticipated to play in Thursday evening’s NFC South showdown in Atlanta, a supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
As well as, rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who was listed as questionable as a consequence of an ankle harm, additionally is anticipated to play, a supply instructed Schefter.
The Falcons additionally obtained some excellent news, as cornerback Desmond Trufant will play Thursday evening after getting back from a concussion.
Ingram has 922 dashing yards, 255 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns. Together with rookie operating again Alvin Kamara (1,220 complete yards), the Saints’ backfield duo is on tempo to turn into the primary pair of operating again teammates every with greater than 1,500 yards from scrimmage in NFL historical past.
Kamara, who has 11 touchdowns, leads the NFL with 7.zero yards per carry.
The Saints (9-Three) have an opportunity to widen their lead within the NFC South on Thursday evening at Atlanta. The Carolina Panthers (Eight-Four) are in second place, however the Saints swept their regular-season conferences towards Carolina. The Falcons (7-5) are two video games again — however this would be the first of two conferences between the Saints and Falcons over the following three weeks.
New Orleans undoubtedly shall be with out beginning left guard Andrus Peat, who was dominated out Wednesday with a groin harm.
Peat shall be missed. However the Saints have a really skilled backup in veteran Senio Kelemete. And ideally they’ll get left deal with Terron Armstead again from thigh and shoulder accidents that sidelined him final week. Peat changed Armstead at left deal with when he was damage, with Kelemete filling in for Peat.
The Saints are additionally hoping to get rookie security Marcus Williams (groin) again from harm. He’s listed as questionable, together with Armstead and defensive finish Trey Hendrickson (knee).
ESPN’s Mike Triplett contributed to this report.