|Birthdate||February 5, 1997|
|Pick||Round: 3, Overall: 105|
The Saints placed Trautman (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: 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.
Nov. 23, 2021 1:53 PM EST