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Sport Saints C Erik McCoy to miss time due to calf strain

19:36  14 september  2021
19:36  14 september  2021 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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Saints center Erik McCoy will miss time due to a calf strain (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). While the team awaits word on his timetable, they’ll work out former Chiefs center Austin Reiter, per Pelissero.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: New Orleans Saints center Erik McCoy © Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints center Erik McCoy

The Saints drafted McCoy in Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft and immediately installed him as the starting center. They flirted with moving him to right guard at one point in time to make room for Cesar Ruiz, but his leadership in the middle was too valuable to lose.

Including Sunday’s blowout win over the Packers, Ruiz has started in all 33 of his games for the Saints. Now, he’ll be shelved for the first time in his young pro career.

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Reiter, a Washington seventh-round pick in 2016, could offer some interim support. He spent the last couple of seasons as Patrick Mahomes‘ snapper, but Kansas City let him hit the open market. Reiter met with multiple teams, including the Bengals, Giants and Texans, but went unsigned all offseason.

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