Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
METAIRIE, La. -- I just arrived in the greater New Orleans area. Thanks for the updates, but I’m well aware of the fact Penn State lost today. Next, only one bit of news out of the NFC South while I was in the air.
As expected the Saints elevated defensive tackle DeMario Pressley from the practice squad. Of more significance, they placed veteran defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy on the injured reserve list. That’s a mild surprise because I didn’t think Clancy’s knee injury was that serious. But it must be pretty bad for the Saints, who are poised to go a long way in the postseason, to put Clancy down for the rest of the year.
Pressley probably will jump straight into the regular rotation because the only two healthy defensive tackles on the roster right now are Anthony Hargrove and Remi Ayodele. Starter Sedrick Ellis is out right now, but should be back in a few weeks.
I also think you might see a fair amount of 3-4 defensive alignments out of the Saints on Sunday.