Corey Liuget, Eddie Royal Return To Practice. Manti Te’o Still Out

By Ernie Padaon

October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget (94) during their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook – USA TODAY Sports

There are a few more players coming back to the practice field. A little more reinforcements for the start of the season. Corey Liuget and Eddie Royal have found their way back to the practice field after being out for a good amount of time.

Corey Liuget is one of the best players that we have on defense. Having him back against the Houston Texans would be huge. The Texans are expected to be one of the top AFC teams this season, so we will need all the weapons on defense that we can get. Arian Foster is one of the top backs in the league and Liuget will be needed to slow him down. Liuget also is a force in the passing game. He gets into passing lanes and knocks passes down. He also gets pressure on quarterbacks to force them into bad throws. He will be a force if he is back on the field.

Eddie Royal had been having a good camp. He will be needed in the passing game for Philip Rivers on offense. He is one of the top receivers on the team, but he struggles to stay on the field. He was healthy for most of the preseason until he suffered a bruised lung in practice.

One player that still doesn’t look like he will be available for the first game of the year is Manti Te’o. Te’o still is not practicing and Bront Bird is preparing to make the start. The first game of the year is in exactly a week, if Te’o is not back on the field by Wednesday, we might as well consider him a scratch.