Each game week, NFL teams are required to release three injury/practice reports in the days leading up to their contest.

Fanbases are hopeful that with each injury report, there's an improvement.

If a player is unable to practice on Wednesday, a return to practice on Thursday, even if it's on a limited basis, gives the team hopes the player may be ready to play on Sunday.

When a player is listed as DNP (did not participate) for each practice of the week, the odds are likely he won't be playing on Sunday.

With the hope the New Orleans Saints injury report would improve from yesterday, it didn't.

Rookie defensive end Payton Turner was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, and no other players were upgraded.

Four days ahead of their Sunday matchup at Tennessee against the Titans, the same Saints remained out.

Running back Alvin Kamara (mild knee sprain), left tackle Terron Armstead (knee/shoulder), and defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (foot) all missed practice for the second consecutive day.

Gardner-Johnson is in a walking boot, as revealed by him in photos on Twitter.

The Saints Thursday injury report got worse than it was yesterday with Turner heading to IR, while the Tennessee Titans had some improvement, but a lengthy list of injured players.

LP - limited participant           FP - full participant         DNP - did not practice/participate


SC.J. Gardner-JohnsonFootDNPDNP
RBAlvin KamaraKneeDNPDNP
TTerron ArmsteadKnee/ShoulderDNPDNP
WRTy MontgomeryHamstringLPLP
DECarl GrandersonShoulderLPLP



FBTory CarterHipDNPDNP
SDane CruikshankKneeDNPDNP
LBBud DupreeKneeDNPLP
CBChris JacksonFootDNPLP
LBHarold LandryHamstringDNPDNP
LBDavid LongHamstringDNPDNP
CBGreg MabinAnkleDNPDNP
DTJeffrey SimmonsAnkleDNPDNP
WRA.J. BrownKneeLPFP
LBNick DzubnarKneeLPFP
LBRashaan EvanAnkleLPDNP
TKendall LammBackLPFP
TTaylor LewanKneeLPLP
DTTeair TartGroinLPDNP
GNate DavisConcussionFPFP
WRJulio JonesHamstringLP

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