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NFL: Saints CB Marshon Lattimore undergoes thumb surgery

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Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore underwent thumb surgery Tuesday, days after signing a $100 million deal with New Orleans and helping the team knock off the Green Bay Packers.

Lattimore, 25, chipped a bone in his thumb in Sunday’s opener and could potentially play through the injury with a heavy bandage protecting his hand. The Saints plan to list the three-time Pro Bowl selection as week-to-week, per NFL Network.

With a banged-up secondary, reinforcements are available this week with newly acquired cornerback Bradley Roby returning from the final game of his 2020 suspension. Roby, acquired last week from the Houston Texans for multiple draft picks, was not available for the 38-3 win against Green Bay.

The Saints (1-0) could be down multiple starters on defense if Lattimore isn’t available for Sunday’s game at Carolina (1-0). Defensive end Marcus Davenport suffered a severe pectoral strain and could miss 1-2 weeks.

Starting center Erik McCoy is also expected to miss time with a calf strain, with NFL Network reporting he could be out through the Saints’ Week 6 bye.

The Saints flew in former Kansas City Chiefs center Austin Reiter for a workout Tuesday morning, per the report.

The Saints could also be without some offensive coaches. ESPN reported Tuesday that a “handful of offensive coaches” have tested positive for COVID-19.

–Field Level Media

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