The New Orleans Saints placed undrafted rookie safety Smoke Monday on injured reserve Friday because of a knee injury.
The Saints also added veteran free agent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the roster
marking his second stint with New Orleans. Monday, an Atlanta native who played four seasons for Auburn
was hurt at practice Tuesday. A day later, coach Dennis Allen described the injury as “significant.”
In a social media post, Monday said he will have surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
“I’m doing great and in good spirits. ... I’m planning to use this time to get healthier
and continue to learn the system inside out," Monday said on Instagram.
Alonso, who played for New Orleans in 2019, has played six seasons in the NFL
since Buffalo made him a second-round draft choice in 2013. But he has had three ACL tears