Carr remains in concussion protocol, Thomas and Lattimore out for Saints

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Despite having had their bye week, the New Orleans Saints are not in good shape, from an injury perspective.

Dennis Allen said today that Derek Carr is still in concussion protocol following his exit from the game at Minnesota a week ago. We will not know about Carr’s status and availability until later in the week. The first injury report for Sunday’s key NFC South game at Atlanta comes out Wednesday.

If Carr cannot go, Jameis Winston would get the start against the Falcons. Winston relieved Carr in the 27-19 loss to the Vikings and threw two touchdown passes with two interceptions.

Meanwhile, another key offensive player and a key defensive player will not play Sunday.

Allen said Michael Thomas and Marshon Lattimore will both miss extensive time, but did not say how long or if either would be placed on injured reserve.

Thomas injured his knee and departed in the first quarter while Lattimore later hurt his ankle in the loss at Minnesota. A.T. Perry, who has been active most recently and caught a touchdown pass in Minnesota, figures to get more time in the absence of Thomas while Isaac Yiadom will be asked to step up with Lattimore down.

The Saints (5-5) are a game ahead of Atlanta and Tampa in the NFC South.

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