Saints Place Cornerback on Injured Reserve

The New Orleans Saints are scrambling following a 2-5 start to the season, and now they'll be without one of their key defensive cogs for at least four weeks. The team placed starting cornerback Bradley Roby on injured reserve. Roby was carted off during the Saints' 42-32 Thursday Night Football loss to the Arizona Cardinals and did not return. He was later revealed to have suffered an ankle injury. The Saints were already without Pro Bowler Marshon Lattimore and starting corner Paulson Adebo in the secondary for the matchup.

With Roby now out for the following four games, the Saints will need rookie second-round pick Alontae Taylor to step up. Taylor is fresh off his own stint on injured reserve and sports a 64.4 overall grade from Pro Football Focus over his 85 defensive snaps. If Lattimore and Adebo remain out, the Saints defense could regress even beyond their 31st ranking in points allowed.

Roby joined the Saints in the 2021 offseason after two years with the Houston Texans. He initially entered the league as the Denver Broncos' 31st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has totalled 11 interceptions and 82 pass breakups over 120 appearances.
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