Gay has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.|||||||
The Saints announced the move this week in preparation for this Sunday's visit by Colt McCoy and Cleveland.
Gay will miss Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.|||||||
Coach Sean Payton says Gay, who left the Saints' victory at San Francisco on Monday night after taking a blow to the head, had an independent medical examination on Thursday and got another on Friday. Payton says Gay was not cleared and will undergo the same procedure next week.
Gay had to be helped off the field early in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.|||||||
Gay was pursuing Falcons running back Michael Turner when he took a heavy hit in a crowd of players near the line of scrimmage.
Gay pulled his left hamstring in the Saints' season-opening 24-20 victory over Tampa Bay last Sunday.|||||||
The injury will keep Gay out of the Saints' second game Sunday at Washington.
Gay, a cornerback who spent the past four seasons with the New England Patriots, has agreed to a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, his agent said Sunday.|||||||
Gay's agent, Albert Elias, told The Associated Press that the deal is worth up to $17.6 million. The deal was not confirmed Sunday by the team. Elias said he expected Gay to sign Monday. Signed out of LSU in 2004 by the Patriots, Gay has played in 39 regular-season NFL games. He has 86 tackles, five interceptions and one fumble recovery.