For the last few seasons, the New Orleans Saints toughest opponent has been the injury report. It might actually be the biggest reason the team has been on a run of 7-9 seasons.

This year, the Saints have found themselves 'nicked up' but not 'banged up' as they look to kick off the season against the Vikings in Minnesota. The Saints have some issues with health on the Offensive Line, but by drafting depth along the line, they won't be hurt as they may have been in previous years.

Here's more from the Louisiana Radio Network:

"The Saints first injury report leading up to the season opener against Minnesota came out (this week). Terron Armstead, Trey Hendrickson, Nate Stupar and Jon Dorenbos did not practice, while Stephone Anthony and Chase Daniel were limited. Dorenbos and Hendrickson are both ill, while Stupar has a hamstring injury and Armstead continues to recover from a shoulder injury."