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Restored to active roster

The Saints activated Taylor (knee) from injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Taylor was designated to return to practice Tuesday after sitting out the last four weeks on New Orleans' IR with a knee injury. Now, the second-round rookie will be available to play at the earliest possible opportunity. Taylor defended one pass while seeing the first defensive snaps of his career in Week 2 against Tampa Bay, and he could see a prominent reserve role with starting cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) out and Paulson Adebo (knee) questionable for Thursday's contest versus Arizona.

Oct 20, 2022 2:53 PM EST

Returns to practice

Taylor (knee) was designated to return from IR on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Taylor has missed the minimum four weeks since going on injured reserve Sept. 24. The rookie now has a three-week window to practice with the team before needing to be placed on the 53-man roster again. Considering the Saints play on Thursday against the Cardinals, it is unlikely he'll play, but he could return in Week 8 against the Raiders.

Oct 18, 2022 4:37 PM EST

Heads to IR with knee injury

New Orleans placed Taylor (knee) on its injured reserve list Saturday.

Analysis: It's unclear when Taylor picked up the injury or how serious it is, pending further updates from the team. Regardless, the rookie cornerback will now have to miss at least the next four game weeks as he recovers. In the meantime, Marshon Lattimore and Bradley Roby will continue shoulder the majority of the load at corner until Paulson Adebo (ankle) is ready to return to action.

Sep 24, 2022 2:51 PM EST

Out for Week 3

Taylor (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Taylor popped up on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant and didn't practice Friday. The rookie third-round pick has played mostly on special teams, but he did play 18 defensive snaps in Week 2 after not seeing any during his NFL debut. His next chance to suit up will come in Week 4 against the Vikings.

Sep 23, 2022 12:23 PM EST

Active against the Buccaneers

Taylor (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Taylor played 28 special-teams snaps during his NFL debut last week. The 23-year-old was drafted in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft and will look to play a depth cornerback role for the Saints as Marshon Lattimore remains the team's No. 1 cornerback.

Sep 18, 2022 9:40 AM EST

Listed as questionable

Taylor (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Taylor has been limited at practice all week but still has a chance to suit up Sunday. The rookie second-round pick played exclusively on special teams during the season opener, so his potential absence wouldn't impact New Orleans defense.

Sep 16, 2022 1:59 PM EST

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