Arrington has missed practice on Thursday because of soreness in his right knee.|||||||
Arrington sat out all five games of New Orleans' preseason because of a meniscus tear that required arthroscopic surgery, but he returned to practice earlier this week, hoping to play in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Washington Redskins.
After placing Courtney Roby on injured reserve, the Saints moved Arrington from the practice squad to the active roster.|||||||
Arrington caught two touchdown passes during the preseason.
The Saints placed Arrington on injured reserve Friday.|||||||
Arrington, a seventh-round draft choice out of Michigan, had impressed coaches throughout the spring and summer, but severely sprained his toe during New Orleans' opening preseason game at Arizona. He hadn't played since and coaches were uncertain how long it would take for him to recover enough to compete for playing time on a team already deep in receiving talent. The move means Arrington won't play this season.
Arrington missed his second straight practice with a sprained toe Sunday and coach Sean Payton said the injury may be serious enough to sideline the former Michigan wide receiver for more than a week.|||||||
The 6-foot-3, 192-pound Arrington had been making a strong case for a roster spot since his selection in the seventh round of the draft. He had two catches for 46 yards, including a 33-yarder, during the Saints' 24-10 preseason victory at Arizona last Thursday.