Taysom Hill, Demario Davis headline 11 Saints coming of COVID list

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 06: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints leaves the field following a 21-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Saints listed four players on the team’s injury report for Week 17’s home game against the Carolina Panthers (5-10) on Sunday.

The Saints did not practice on Wednesday, so the following is an estimation of player participation:

  • Terron Armstead, T, (knee) – DNP
  • Tre’Quan Smith, WR, (chest) – DNP
  • Marcus Davenport, DE, (shoulder) – LP
  • Nick Vannett, TE (ankle) – LP

New Orleans (7-8) had 22 players, and several assistant coaches, on the NFL Reserve/COVID-19 list for Monday night’s loss against the Miami Dolphins (8-7). On Wednesday, the team announced 11 players have been cleared to return for this week’s regular-season home finale against the Panthers.

The biggest names returning are quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian, along with linebacker Demario Davis.

The players cleared from the COVID list include:

  • Kwon Alxander, LB, LSU
  • James Carpenter, G, Alabama
  • Demario Davis, LB, Arkansas State
  • Kaden Elliss, LB, Idaho
  • J.T. Gray, DB, Mississippi State
  • Jeff Heath, DB, Saginaw Valley State
  • Taysom Hill, QB, Brigham Young
  • Jordan Mills, T, Louisiana Tech
  • Christian Ringo, DT, Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Trevor Siemian, QB, Northwestern
  • Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

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