The Saints season has reached a crossroads.

They are in desperate need of a victory Sunday in Philadelphia but will attempt to do so without some of their best players.

After back-to-back two-point losses, another defeat on Sunday would put the Saints at 5-5, jumbled together with a number of NFC teams attempting to land one of the last two wild-card playoff spots.

All-Pro running back Alvin Kamara missed last week's game with a strained MCL.

After being limited in Wednesday's practice, he was out yesterday, out again today, and is officially listed as OUT for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Backup quarterback and multi-position standout Taysom Hill (foot) missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but returned today on a limited basis, with an official status of questionable for Sunday.

Unfortunately, the status for a number of significant Saints isn't even questionable. In addition to Kamara, starting All-Pro right tackle Ryan Ramczyk (knee) and starting Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead (knee/shoulder), and officially OUT for Sunday's game, as are three other Saints.

Saints insider Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football breaks down the injury situation more.

With starting quarterback Jameis Winston, All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas, starting defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, first-round rookie defensive end Payton Turner, and Pro Bowl kicker Wil Lutz already being on injured reserve, it makes the margin for error incredibly slim.

Only one member of the Eagles roster, backup interior offensive lineman Jack Anderson (hamstring) is listed as out.

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

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

PositionNameInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
WRTy MontgomeryHandDNPDNPDNPOut
QBTaysom HillFootDNPDNPLPQuestionable
TTerron ArmsteadKnee/ShoulderDNPDNPDNPOut
TRyan RamczykKneeDNPDNPDNPOut
DTMalcolm RoachKneeDNPDNPDNPOut
DETanoh KpassagnonAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
RBAlvin KamaraKneeLPDNPDNPOut

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

PositionNameInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
DTFletcher CoxNIRDNPFPFP
TEDallas GoedertConcussionDNPLPFP
LBDavion TaylorKneeDNPLPFPQuestionable
LBShaun BradleyShoulderLPFPFP
DTJavon HargraveShoulderLPFPFP
TLane JohnsonNIRLPFPFP
CJason KelceNIRLPFPFP
SRodney McLeodKneeLPFPFP
RBJordan HowardAnkleFPFPFP
WRDeVonta SmithElbowFPFPFP
C/GJack AndersonHamstringLPDNPOut
DEDerek BarnettNeckDNPQuestionable

The Eagles (4-6) host the Saints (5-4) this Sunday at noon.

Listen to the game locally, along with the postgame show and 'The Point After' call-in show on ESPN Lafayette (103.3 FM, 1420 AM).

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