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Saints Lose 2 Players For The 2013 Season

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Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images.
Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images.

The New Orleans Saints just lost two players for the 2013 NFL season. Joe Morgan has both a torn meniscus and a partially torn ACL, while Kenyon Coleman has been diagnosed with a torn pectoral muscle. Katherine Terrell of the NOLA Times-Picayune was the first to report the news.

"These are two players that are significant," coach Sean Payton said after practice. "Obviously they are losses and we've got to find some guys that can step up and take their spots."

The 25-year-old Morgan was being counted on to play a larger role in the Saints’ passing attack this year. He was widely expected to be the No. 3 wide receiver on the depth chart, and it looks like his potential breakout season will be postponed for at least a year. While this loss certainly hurts, with Drew Brees’ penchant for maximizing the potential of his receivers, their offense shouldn’t suffer too much.

The bigger concern is the injury to Coleman. He was brought in as one of the more experienced players in a base 3-4 formation, and he was expected to be one of the starting defensive ends for the team. Losing him for the year is a major blow to the team.