Moves to IR
The Saints placed Trautman (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Trautman's move off the 53-man roster was fully expected after Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Monday that the tight end sustained an MCL sprain in Sunday's 40-29 loss to the Eagles. He's expected to need 4-to-6 weeks to make a full recovery from the injury, so the Saints will likely be without him until at least late December. Trautman's move to IR comes at a particularly unfortunate time, as he was just beginning to carve out a more pronounced role in the team's passing attack with six or more targets in each of the Saints' past four games. The Saints will likely lean on a committee of Nick Vannett, Garrett Griffin and Juwan Johnson to replace Trautman, with Johnson representing the best pass-catching option of the trio.
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Harris was handed a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse, and he's opted to appeal the ban, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith caught four of five targets for 31 yards during Thursday's 31-6 loss to Buffalo.
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Jones rushed 16 times for 27 yards during Thursday's 31-6 loss to the Bills.
Siemian completed 17 of 29 passes for 163 yards with one touchdown and one interception during Thursday's 31-6 loss to Buffalo.
Hill was active for Thursday's 31-6 loss to the Bills, but was deemed an "emergency backup" as he continues to deal with a foot injury, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Jones is poised to be the Saints' lead running back Thursday against the Bills with both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram sidelined due to knee injuries, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.