Practice window opens

The Saints designated Smith (hamstring) to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Thus, a 21-day window opens for Smith to prove his health with the aim to get back on the active roster, or else stay on IR for the rest of the season. The Saints could use reinforcements at wide receiver, as Marquez Callaway leads the position group with 13 catches through five games. Smith is ahead of Michael Thomas (ankle) in his recovery, so he has a good chance to be New Orleans' No. 1 WR for a spell when he's cleared to play.

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Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

QB | NO

No surgery, plans to play

Hill (finger) isn't expected to need surgery and will attempt to play through an injury known as mallet finger on his throwing hand, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

QB | NO

May need finger surgery

Hill is believed to have torn a tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand, with the injury potentially requiring surgery at some point, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Deonte Harris

WR | NO

Scores long receiving TD

Harris secured four of eight targets for 96 yards and a touchdown, rushed once for three yards and returned four punts for 37 yards in the Saints' 27-17 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

QB | NO

Too many turnovers in loss

Hill completed 19 of 41 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions in the Saints' 27-17 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night. He also rushed 11 times for 101 yards and played with a split on his finger after hitting it on the hand of a pass rusher early in the contest, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Juwan Johnson

Juwan Johnson

TE | NO

Returns to game

Johnson (neck) has returned to Thursday's game against the Cowboys, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.