The Saints defense will be without two of their biggest playmakers for the rest of the year.
The Saints officially placed Defensive Lineman Sheldon Rankins on the season-ending injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Rankins returned from last year’s Achilles injury in week four, compiling 10 tackles and 2 sacks. Defensive end Marcus Davenport has also been placed on IR, but due to foot surgery.
The loss of Davenport will likely affect the defense the most as the second year rusher had six sacks, 16 quarterback hits, and three forced fumbles in 12 games this season.