Saints rookie Smoke Monday sustains significant knee injury during practice, per report

Saints rookie Smoke Monday sustains significant knee injury during practice, per report
Saints rookie Smoke Monday sustains significant knee injury during practice, per report
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A wave of injury news swept through the NFL on Tuesday. Two Broncos players, including wideout Tim Patrick, suffered season-ending knee injuries. Moments after that news broke, it was reported that Saints rookie safety Smoke Monday suffered what is believed to be a significant knee injury, according to NFL Network.

While he went undrafted, Monday was expected to not only make the Saints' regular-season roster, he appeared primed to make a quick impact after drawing rave reviews from veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu

"Smoke's going to be a good player in this league," Mathieu said during spring practices. "He's a physical player. He's got great length and size. The kid studies a lot. I think that's a plus." 

The 6-foot-3 defensive back enjoyed a solid college career at Auburn. A second-team All-SEC player in 2020, Monday tied the school record by recording his third-career pick six during the 2021 season. Known for his hard-hitting style of play, Monday tallied 172 tackles, five interceptions and 13 passes defended during his time with the

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