Saints Key Players Miss Another Practice, Sunday Play In Doubt

The New Orleans Saints went through their regularly scheduled Thursday practice to begin Week 8, but unfortunately multiple of their key pieces sat out again, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell

Both Saints' receivers Michael Thomas (ankle), Jarvis Landry(ankle), and cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) remained out from practice, making it two straight days they were absent. The trio continue to remain off the field after missing Week 7's TNF 42-34 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. 

Thomas, who was sidelined all last year with a string of nagging ankle injuries, has missed the last four games due to a foot injury and all signs are pointing to a fifth this Sunday vs. the Las Vegas Raiders. 

Landry missed the last three games with his own ankle problems and could miss another, while Lattimore continues to rehab his abdomen during his past three-game leave. 

The Saints defense could use the return of their four-time Pro Bowl corner, who in his absence have allowed 34.7 points per game. 

Tight end Adam Trautment also missed Thursday's practice, making it back-to-back days, which may not be a good sign for the Saints offense. 

The New Orleans club also recently settled on Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback going forward in their immediate future, even with Jameis Winston fully cleared to play. 

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