Ellerbe hasn't played in either of the
The veteran linebacker will thus need to wait at least an additional week to make his 2016 regular season debut. Veteran Craig Robertson, who led the
Ellerbe (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday.
Ellerbe continues to be plagued by a nagging quadriceps issue that forced him to miss the Saints season-opening loss to the Raiders. The injury-prone linebacker played just six games throughout the 2015 season, and could be in danger of missing additional time in 2016 as his status for Week 2 against the Giants is up in the air at this point. Outside linebackers Nathan Stupar and Michael Mauti figure to be in line for additional reps if Ellerbe remains on the sideline.
Ellerbe (quadriceps) will not play in Sunday's season opener against the Raiders, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Ellerbe missed all of practice this week due to a lingering quad problem, so he will not be available for Sunday's Week 1 tilt versus Oakland. While the Saints' defense would certainly benefit from his presence, his absence is certainly not unfamiliar, as he played just six games last year. In fact, Ellerbe will have missed 26 of his last 33 games after Sunday, so New Orleans would be wise not to rely on having him healthy all season. With him out, Nate Stupar and Michael Mauti should see more snaps against the Raiders.
|4||10/2/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/23/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/17/16||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||6||39||34.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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