Gameweek is finally here for the New Orleans Saints, and it begins with a road matchup against their arch-rival, the Atlanta Falcons.

Who will be available? Today's injury report offers clues.

With five players listed as DNP (did not participate) and another four players as LP (limited participant), the Saints first injury/practice report is three times longer than the Falcons.

Wide receiver Michael Thomas is one of the limited participants, but his goal is to to play this week.

Here is a rundown of Wednesday's injury/practice report for both clubs.

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

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

PositionNameInjuryWednesday
WRTre'Quan SmithGroinDNP
RBDwayne WashingtonHamstringDNP
CBPaulson AdeboAnkleDNP
TLandon YoungHipDNP
TTanner OwenIllnessDNP
WRMichael ThomasHamstringLP
CErik McCoyCalfLP
LBPete WernerGroinLP
SJ.T. GrayHamstringLP

 

ATLANTA FALCONS

PositionNameInjuryWednesday
TEParker HesseNIRDNP
CBDarren HallQuadricepLP
WRDrake LondonKneeLP

Kickoff on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is set for noon central.

 


The NFL transaction wire put fax machines back into business two weeks ago.

With teams required to trim their regular season roster down to 53 players, then filling out practice squads, there were hundreds of transactions.

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Now that NFL rosters have been cut down to 53, who are the oldest rosters in the league entering the 2022 season?

According to Spotrac, these are the 5 most experienced squads in the league this year.

5 Oldest Rosters in the NFL

Old isn't necessarily a bad thing for these five rosters. They were some of the oldest last season too.

Four of the five were playoff teams a season ago, with the Saints being the lone exception, though they were the first team out in the NFC.

 


Professional sports is a billion-dollar industry.

The NFL has evolved from the origins of soccer and rugby, with players sporting leather helmets.

When Walter Camp established the rules of American football in 1880, he couldn't have imagined that 140 years later the average value of an NFL franchise would be $4.14 billion.

Sportico released its list of the most valuable franchises in American sports.

Five of the top ten come from the NFL.

Most Valuable Franchises in American Sports

Five of the ten most valuable franchises in American sports come from the NFL.

10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World in 2022

Between the 10 of them, they will bring in a total of more than $992 million in 2022.

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