UPDATE: Trautman avoided a severe injury, per beat writer Nick Underhill. The Saints tight end Nick Vannett is undergoing tests on a knee injury, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Vannett has been serving as Trautman’s main backup while Juwan Johnson, who is healthy, has been third on the depth chart. These injuries could help Johnson, but with Trautman avoiding a major injury, he should remain the lead tight end.
Adam Trautman is believed to have escaped any major injury to his ankle/foot, per source.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) August 24, 2021
New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman left the Saints Monday night game with an apparent foot/ankle injury, per Nick Underhill. The extent of the injury is unknown and Trautman was seen standing on the sideline before the cart took him back to the locker room.
Juwan Johnson and Nick Vannett have been pushing Trautman for playing time this off season, so any missed time from Trautman could hurt his chances to be the no-doubt lead at the tight end position.