Loses appeal, faces three-game ban
The NFL announced that Harris' three-game suspension was upheld following his appeal and will go into effect beginning with the Saints' Week 14 game Sunday against the Jets, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.
Harris was handed the suspension in late November following his July arrest on a DWI charge, but he was able to play in the Saints' past two games while waiting for his appeal to be heard. An already shallow New Orleans pass-catching group will now become even weaker with the loss of Harris, who leads the team with 523 receiving yards and ranks second with 31 receptions through his 11 appearances. He'll be eligible to rejoin the lineup for the Saints' Week 17 game against the Dolphins on Jan. 2. While Harris is out, the Saints likely will turn to a combination of Ty Montgomery, Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Kenny Stills to serve as their No. 3 wideout alongside starters Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway.
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Johnson caught 13 of 21 targets for 159 yards and four touchdowns over 14 games in 2021.
Montgomery rushed 15 times for 44 yards while catching 16 of 26 targets for 95 yards over 14 games in 2021.
Stills caught six of 23 targets for 68 yards and one touchdown over 13 games in 2021.
Humphrey caught 13 of 18 targets for 249 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games during the 2021 season.
Trautman caught 27 of 43 targets for 263 yards and two touchdowns over 13 games in 2021.
Callaway caught 46 of 84 targets for 698 yards and six touchdowns over 17 games in 2021.
Hill is expected to need six -to-nine months of recovery following surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reports.
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Jones recorded seven carries for 22 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over Atlanta.
Harris recorded three receptions on four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Falcons.