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Trautman hauled in all three of his targets for 37 yards during Sunday's 28-25 loss to the Vikings.
Trautman recorded season highs in catches and yards while playing his highest percentage of the Saints' offensive snaps (65) through four weeks. The 25-year-old also led the team's tight end corps in offensive snaps played (39 of 60) ahead of Juwan Johnson (29) and J.P. Holtz (11), the latter of whom was elevated from the practice squad for Week 4. With Michael Thomas (foot) out and banged-up wideouts Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave both limited to under 68 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps, starting quarterback Andy Dalton spread seven of his 28 pass attempts between Trautman and Johnson. Trautman caught his lone target for nine yards over the previous three weeks, and his production likely will take a hit once Thomas returns.
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Washington could be in line for more offensive snaps with No. 2 running back Mark Ingram expected to be out 4-6 weeks with an MCL tear, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Ingram (knee) suffered an MCL tear during Monday's loss to the Buccaneers and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Trautman notched two receptions (on three targets) for 28 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat to the Buccaneers.
Landry notched two receptions (on three targets) for 14 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat against the Buccaneers.
Shaheed gathered in all four targets for 75 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss against Tampa Bay.
Olave reeled in four of six targets for 65 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat to the Buccaneers.
Hill hauled in two of three targets for 35 yards and one touchdown to go along with three rushes for 10 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss versus the Buccaneers. He also completed his lone passing attempt for 21 yards.
Dalton was 20-for-28 passing for 229 yards and one touchdown during Monday's 17-16 loss to the Buccaneers.
Ingram totaled seven rushes for 27 yards and caught all five targets for 22 yards during Monday's 17-16 loss versus the Buccaneers.
Kamara tallied 12 carries for 26 yards and caught two of three targets for 11 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat versus the Buccaneers.