Saints rule out DE Hendrickson, OG Easton for playoff game with Bears

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Nick Easton

As expected, standout defensive end Trey Hendrickson and starting right guard Nick Easton are out Sunday afternoon for the New Orleans Saints as they take on the Chicago Bears in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Hendrickson has a neck injury while Easton is suffering from a concussion.

The Saints have activated safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from the Reserve/COVID-19 list and he will play Sunday after missing last week’s game at Carolina.

Now, we wait to see if Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara will return.

Kamara tweeted Thursday that he plans to be in that number while there is a good chance Thomas will be back.

Defensive back Buster Skrine is the only player declared out for the Bears. Former Tulane wide receiver Darnell Mooney is listed as questionable, along with linebackers Roquan Smith and Josh Woods, along with defensive back Jaylon Johnson.

New Orleans Saints injury report
G Nick Easton Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
S J.T. Gray Shoulder LP LP FP
DE Trey Hendrickson Neck LP DNP DNP Out
TE Josh Hill Hand LP LP FP
QB Taysom Hill Concussion LP FP FP
S Marcus Williams Ankle LP FP FP
Chicago Bears injury report
WR Darnell Mooney Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
WR Cordarrelle Patterson NIR – Personal DNP DNP DNP
DB Buster Skrine Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
LB Roquan Smith Elbow DNP DNP DNP Questionable
DB Jaylon Johnson Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
OL Alex Bars Shoulder FP FP FP
DB Deon Bush Foot FP FP FP
DB Tashuan Gipson Sr. Neck FP FP FP
TE Jimmy Graham NIR FP FP FP
DT Akeim Hicks NIR FP FP FP
DB Eddie Jackson Wrist FP FP FP
TE Cole Kmet Shoulder FP FP FP
OL Charles Leno Jr. Toe FP FP FP
LB Khalil Mack Shoulder FP FP FP
WR Allen Robinson Hamstring FP DNP DNP
DB Duke Shelley Knee FP LP LP
LB Danny Trevathan NIR FP FP FP
DB Kindle Vildor Ankle FP FP FP
LB Josh Woods Toe FP LP LP
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