METAIRIE (AP) — Saints defensive end Alex Okafor is dealing with another lower leg injury as he tries to come back from an Achilles tear that sidelined him much of last season. He was able to walk off the field as he left Wednesday’s practice. But coach Sean Payton has not provided specific information about Okafor’s condition. First-round draft choice Marcus Davenport returned to practice and has resumed his work at defensive end after missing about two weeks.
“It sucks for a guy coming back from an injury that he just came back from,” said starting offensive tackle Terron Armstead. “I know the feeling. Been hit with things back-to-back. It’s a lot mentally, maybe more than physical sometimes, dealing with injuries. But praying for him of course. I’m going to go check on him as soon as we go back inside. Hopefully he’s going to be alright.”