Mark Ingram Out; Jonathan Vilma Questionable

November 4th, 2011

Injuries are piling up for the Saints and that’s nothing but good news for the Bucs.

This afternoon, the Saints announced that stud rookie fullback Mark Ingram will be watching the game from the sidelines and Pro Bowl linebacker Jonathan Vilma may very well join him, so reports Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

New Orleans Saints tailback Mark Ingram has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with his lingering heel injury. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma is listed as questionable after missing practice again Friday. Coach Sean Payton said Vilma will be worked out on game day before the team makes a decision. He said there hasn’t been a setback with Vilma, but the team is continuing to monitor the lingering knee injury.

Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers did not practice Friday because of an illiness, but he is listed as probable. Everybody else has fully participated in practice for the Saints this week and should play.

Of course Joe never wants to see a player hurt. But if said players, key cogs for the Saints, have to sit out a game to mend their bruises, better it be when the Bucs travel to the Big Easy.

8 Responses to “Mark Ingram Out; Jonathan Vilma Questionable”

  1. KD Says:

    If Vilma is out there is absolutely no way we should lose this game. The Saints front 7 without their leader? Somewhere, LeGarrette has a huge grin on his face right now. Blount left, Blount right, Blount middle.

  2. Big Marlon B Says:

    “stud rookie fullback…”??? come on Joe, you’re better than that

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Ingram’s been no stud in his brief NFL career so far, and he doesn’t play fullback. But you did get the rookie part correct.

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    I believe unknown Chris Ivory is activated and he gashed us last year. Watch out for him and a heavy dose of Sproles who will give us fits on the perimeter.

  5. stevek Says:

    Fred Flinston said, “VVVVIIIILLLLMMMMAAA!!!”

  6. stevek Says:

    Fred Flinston said, “VVVVIIIILLLLMMMMAAA!!!”

  7. Tommy Boy Says:

    High draft pick doesn’t equal stud. Let’s wait to call Ingram one until he does something in the league. Besides that, these players being out are built in excuses for the talking heads and saints fans if/when the Bucs beat them.

  8. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Wonder if the Saints will let Martez Wilson finally get on the field because of Vilma’s injury. Wilson was one of the few 4-3 linebackers drafted ahead of Mason Foster this year and hasn’t played despite the Saints linebacker core looking like possibly the worst one in the entire league. The Bucs may have actually gotten the best 4-3 linebacker in this past draft in THE 3RD FREAKING ROUND!!!!