This is worth monitoring. The New Orleans Saints depth chart took a hit on Wednesday
with both their starting left tackle (James Hurst) and his backup (Trevor Penning, a rookie first round draft pick)
leaving practice early with apparent injuries. Both players left under their own power,
and Penning later jogged back onto the field, so it looks like he avoided any serious injury.
We’re still waiting for word on Hurst.
Still, it made a dicey situation worse.
The Saints were already resting All-Pro right tackle Ryan Ramczyk and his backup,
second-year pro Landon Young. That put Hurst in at right tackle for their joint practice session with the Green Bay
Packers with Penning on the left side. With the top four tackles out of action, a pair of undrafted rookies suddenly found
themselves in the spotlight: New Mexico State’s Sage Doxtater (at left tackle) and Montana State’s Lewis Kidd (at right tackle).