Saints' Lattimore out vs. Falcons; Pierre-Paul elevated to active roster

By The Associated Press
Posted 7:50AM on Sunday 26th November 2023 ( 4 months ago )

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints have placed top cornerback Marshon Lattimore on injured reserve and elevated newly signed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul from the practice squad to the active roster.

The roster move on Saturday opens the possibility for Pierre-Paul to play Sunday in Atlanta. But also means that Lattimore, who hurt his ankle in Minnesota in Week 10, will miss at least the Saints' next four games.

Lattimore is eligible to return for New Orleans' Dec. 21 game against the Rams in Los Angeles. That is also the first game for which Saints receiver Michael Thomas could be eligible after being placed on injured reserve earlier this week with a knee injury.

Lattimore has one interception, eight passes defensed and two tackles for loss this season. Thomas' 39 catches for 448 yards both rank third on the club. He has one touchdown catch.

Pierre-Paul, a 34-year-old, 13-year veteran, has not played this season. However, he started 13 games for Baltimore in 2022, when he had three sacks, five tackles for losses and an interception.

Chicago Bears running back D'Onta Foreman (21) runs next to New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.

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