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Report: Saints DE Davenport out a month

Updated: 31-10-2018 23:50 IST

New Orleans Saints rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport is expected to miss about a month with a toe injury, according to an NFL Network report Wednesday.

Per the report, Davenport is in a walking boot right now, and the team will judge how the toe has responded after a month.

It's unclear when Davenport was hurt, but he is believed to have played through the injury for part of Sunday night's win over the Minnesota Vikings. He tallied a pair of sacks in the game, bringing his total to four on the season, while playing a season-high 37 defensive snaps, the third time he's played more than half the snaps in a game.

The Saints traded their 2019 first-round pick to move up 13 spots and take Davenport 14th overall in April's draft. He battled a thumb injury in training camp and a hip issue early in the season but has played in all seven of the team's games.

New Orleans' schedule remains difficult over the next month. After hosting the Rams on Sunday, the Saints visit Cincinnati before hosting Philadelphia and Atlanta, the final of those games on a Thursday night. Davenport's timeline could have him back for a Thanksgiving Day visit to Dallas, the first of three straight road games.

Alex Okafor has started all seven games at defensive end opposite Cameron Jordan, playing 63.7 percent of defensive snaps, but he has just one sack and two QB hits this season. Jordan leads the team with five sacks and eight QB hits.

--Field Level Media

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