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Saints starting TE Adam Trautman avoids serious injury

Saints TE left last night’s game with an injury, but should be fine for the regular season

New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman (82) on the kickoff return team in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.