The Saints will place Landry (ankle) on injured reserve Thursday, Terrin Waack of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: The transaction effectively ends Landry's season, as the Saints will have to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs and the wideout's injury will need to be a relatively short-term concern if he's to have any chance at suiting up in the postseason. Landry had previously missed five consecutive games from Weeks 5 through 9 due to an ankle injury, so he may be dealing with a related setback after playing in each of the Saints' last five contests. Landry handled his second-lowest snap share of the season (35 percent) in this past week's win over the Falcons before failing to practice Wednesday and Thursday and then landing on IR. With Landry out of the mix and with Chris Olave (hamstring) sidelined for at least Saturday's game in Cleveland, the Saints are left with Rashid Shaheed, Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway as their lone healthy receivers on the 53-man roster.
Dec 22, 2022 12:40 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Landry is making a mid-week appearance on the Saints' Week 16 injury report, but he has dealt with an ankle issue for a good portion of the campaign, so his absence Wednesday may be maintenance-related. Thursday's report may provide a clearer picture of his availability ahead of Saturday's game in Cleveland.
Dec 21, 2022 1:29 PM EST
Landry did not haul in his lone target during Sunday's 21-18 victory against Atlanta.
Analysis: Landry did not haul in a catch for the first time this season, as he logged season lows in targets and offensive snaps (19) Week 15. The veteran slot receiver still served as the Saints' No. 3 wideout in terms of snaps behind Rashid Shaheed (39) and Chris Olave (27) and just ahead of Tre'Quan Smith (18) and Marquez Callaway (nine). While Landry was one of only three New Orleans wideouts to be targeted Sunday, his strict usage in the short and intermediate parts of the field severely handicaps his fantasy potential down the final three games of the regular season.
Dec 19, 2022 6:52 AM EST
Landry notched two receptions (on three targets) for 14 yards during Monday's 17-16 defeat against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Landry continued to play a minimal role for New Orleans, as all three of his targets came on passes of fewer than 10 yards. This included a bad drop late in the second quarter when he attempted to bring a ball in with one hand, resulting in a failed third-down conversion in the red zone. Landry also tied with running back Alvin Kamara, tight end Adam Trautman and swiss-army-knife Taysom Hill for the team's fourth-most targets Week 13. The slot wideout's lack of downfield opportunities, combined with this log jam of short-yardage receivers, will keep his upside limited outside of the occasional scoring chance in the red zone.
Dec 6, 2022 3:35 PM EST
Landry (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's contest against the Buccaneers, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: This has been the typical practice cadence for the veteran since injuring his ankle back in Week 5. Landry has done next to nothing over the past three weeks with the Saints' offense overall limited in many facets, resulting in just eight total receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown since making his return in Week 10.
Dec 3, 2022 12:42 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday.
Analysis: Limited participation has been the norm since Landry missed Weeks 5-9 with an ankle injury. He's played in three straight games but caught only eight passes for 90 yards and a TD on 14 targets, landing in the range of 55-to-78 percent snap share each of the past three weeks. Landry figures to suit up for Monday's game in Tampa Bay even if the ankle issue is something he can't entirely shake this year.
Dec 2, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Landry (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.
Analysis: Since sitting out Weeks 5-9 due to an ankle injury, Landry has suited up for each of the Saints' last three games, putting together an 8-90-1 line on 14 targets. The production isn't overly impressive considering his snap share ranged from 55 to 78 percent for those contests. Having said that, assuming he's able to play through the pain Monday in Tampa Bay, Landry again will serve as New Orleans' No. 2 wide receiver behind rookie Chris Olave.
Dec 1, 2022 2:10 PM EST
Landry had two receptions (on four targets) for 20 yards during Sunday's 13-0 defeat against the 49ers.
Analysis: Landry accumulated his second-fewest yards of the season during yet another poor performance for New Orleans' offense. The short-yardage receiver continued to see limited opportunities, as he finished third on the team in targets behind wideout Chris Olave (nine) and running back Alvin Kamara (seven). Landry also didn't get many legitimate chances to score, logging a single target on one of the Saints' two red-zone trips against San Francisco. The veteran's role should remain limited in next week's divisional matchup against Tampa Bay.
Nov 28, 2022 7:17 AM EST
Landry (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at San Francisco, New Orleans Football Network reports.
Analysis: Landry will suit up for a third straight game after missing Weeks 5-9 with an ankle injury. Chris Olave is established as the team's No. 1 receiver now, but Landry has an opportunity to solidify himself as the No. 2, having caught seven of 10 targets for 70 yards and a TD in two games since his month-long absence. He played more than half the snaps on offense in both games and likely will do the same this Sunday against the Niners.
Nov 25, 2022 1:18 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Analysis: Since sitting out Weeks 5-9 due to an ankle injury, Landry has been impacted by it during preparation for the Saints' last two games and now another one. During those pair of appearances, he reeled in six of 10 targets for 70 yards, but he salvaged that meager production with a touchdown this past Sunday against the Rams. Landry will look to get rid of his designation for the third week in a row Friday.
Nov 24, 2022 1:11 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: The ankle injury that cost him more than a month earlier this season continues to impact Landry's practice participation even after back-to-back appearances. He's caught six of 10 targets for 70 yards and a TD since returning, with snap shares of 79 percent (Week 10) and 56 percent (Week 11). Landry should be able to play this Sunday in San Francisco against a tough defense.
Nov 23, 2022 1:56 PM EST
Landry totaled three receptions (on four targets) for 33 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-20 victory versus the Rams.
Analysis: Landry finally broke his scoring drought this season, catching a seven-yard touchdown from quarterback Andy Dalton, who went 21-for-25 passing for 260 yards and three touchdowns Sunday. Aside from an outlier 100-yard performance in Week 1, the wideout has now averaged 4.4 targets and 24.8 receiving yards over his other six games this season. However, if Dalton can maintain this highly-efficient form moving forward, Landry could continue to serve as a consistent short-yardage scoring threat in the Saints' largely limited offense.
Nov 20, 2022 4:35 PM EST
Landry (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Analysis: Landry returned last week after missing more than a month with the ankle injury, catching three of six targets for 37 yards in a 20-10 loss to the Steelers. He played 79 percent of snaps his first game back and figures to be on the field for most of the Saints' plays Sunday if he can avoid setbacks with the ankle. He's been a limited practice participant ever since returning.
Nov 18, 2022 12:22 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Returning from a five-game absence this past Sunday at Pittsburgh, Landry recorded three catches (on six targets) for 37 yards on a 78 percent share of the snaps. Still, he carried his ankle injury into a new week and has been held back both Wednesday and Thursday. Landry has one more chance to rid himself of a designation ahead of Sunday's contest versus the Rams.
Nov 17, 2022 3:15 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Landry missed five straight games with the ankle injury before returning to catch three of six targets for 37 yards in a 20-10 loss to the Steelers this past Sunday. With no report of a setback, he'll likely be able to play again Sunday against the Rams.
Nov 16, 2022 1:42 PM EST
Landry recorded three receptions on six targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Landry returned from a five-game absence caused by a groin injury, and he immediately finished second on the team with six targets. He worked his typical role in the short areas of the field, tallying receptions of 17, 11 and nine yards. Landry has had minimal production in the Saints' offense through five games, recording 18 receptions for 205 yards.
Nov 13, 2022 5:43 PM EST
Landry (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: He never quite made it back to full practice participation, staying limited Wednesday through Friday, but nonetheless will play for the first time since Week 4. Landry typically gets most of his snaps in the slot, which is where Tre'Quan Smith saw most of his snaps/routes the past three weeks. Landry's return hurts Smith's prospects the most and could also mean fewer snaps for perimeter wideouts Marquez Callaway and Kevin White. Rookie standout Chris Olave remains head and shoulders above the rest of the group with Michael Thomas (toe) out for the season.
Nov 11, 2022 12:48 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Analysis: Landry has now been listed as a limited participant on five consecutive practice reports, making it difficult to gauge whether he's truly continuing to progress from the ankle injury that has kept him from playing since Week 4. Before potentially handing Landry a designation for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, the Saints will wait and see if the veteran slot man can take a step forward in terms of activity in their final practice of the week Friday.
Nov 10, 2022 12:54 PM EST
Landry (ankle) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
Analysis: The Saints got a day of rest Wednesday following Monday's loss to the Ravens, coach Dennis Allen told Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com. But Landry would have maintained his activity level from last week as he looks to put a lingering ankle injury behind him. He hasn't played since Week 4, so even if he's able to suit up Sunday at Pittsburgh, he could be an afterthought in New Orleans' offense off the bat.
Nov 9, 2022 1:35 PM EST
Coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday that the Saints will monitor Landry (ankle) during Week 10 prep to get a sense of his health, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Sidelined since Week 4 due to a lingering ankle injury, Landry may need to do more this week than the limited sessions he logged Thursday through Saturday before the Saints made him inactive Monday versus the Ravens. New Orleans will post its first Week 10 practice report Wednesday, but he until he returns to all activity or alternatively is cleared for game action it's unknown when if he'll do enough to be available Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Nov 8, 2022 1:34 PM EST
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