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0-2, 4th in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints promoted both Arthur Maulet and Justin Hardee from the practice squad since they're so thin at cornerback due to injuries. To make room, they released veteran defensive linemen Darryl Tapp and Kendall Langford, both of whom were signed this week. Both vets could potentially be back at some point once the Saints get healthier in the secondary.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints are promoting undrafted rookie cornerback Arthur Maulet from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, per source. The move was expected since New Orleans only has three healthy cornerbacks after ruling out Marshon Lattimore and Sterling Moore for Sunday's game at Carolina. Maulet, a New Orleans native, had a strong training camp and likely would have made the roster if there wasn't so much depth at the position. ... That changed in a hurry.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said the Saints' youth and inexperience on defense is “part of the challenge that we have in front of us. But ... we've got to go out there and put those guys in a position where they know exactly what to do and can be able to go out and execute. I think that's our job as coaches.” Allen said the defense has had “good energy' this week despite the early struggles. “I think the biggest message is we have to keep grinding and get ourselves out of this hole. That's part of the NFL, you're going to face adversity, and how you respond to that's going to be critical to your success.”

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2dMike Triplett

Saints' Lattimore, Moore ruled out Sunday

The New Orleans Saints have ruled out rookie starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and veteran backup cornerback Sterling Moore (chest) for Sunday's game at the Carolina Panthers.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram is more used to playing in a timeshare and enduring some quiet days for the run game than new teammate Adrian Peterson. But he said that doesn't make it any easier.

ESPN Stats & Info

Panthers heavily favored at home

Can the Saints avoid an 0-3 start? ESPN's FPI isn't so sure, giving their NFC South rivals greater than a 70 percent chance to win Sunday in Charlotte.

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2dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's Rookie Big Board: Marshon Lattimore

Despite the Saints' defensive struggles, Lattimore has been outstanding in coverage thus far. Him missing time with a concussion would be a big blow to New Orleans.

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2dMatt Bowen

How three fascinating underdogs can pull off Week 3 upsets

The Saints are six-point underdogs at Carolina, but they can win if they follow these three keys, which include how to shut down Kelvin Benjamin. The Redskins and Cardinals, both home underdogs, face similar challenges.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

One positive development on the Saints' injury report, as veteran cornerback Sterling Moore was able to participate on a limited basis with his chest injury -- giving him a chance to play Sunday at Carolina. Fellow CB Marshon Lattimore remained sidelined with his concussion, though, so it's unclear if he has a chance to play. OTs Terron Armstead and Zach Strief missed practice and almost certainly won't play.

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Does Carolina have an edge on the Saints? (0:45)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran DE Kendall Langford announced on Twitter that he signed with the Saints on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder spent his first nine seasons with the Dolphins, Rams and Colts before a lingering knee injury led to his release in Indy in August. Before Langford suffered the injury in 2016, he had never missed a game, and he had a career-high seven sacks in 2015. But he played in only seven games with no sacks last year.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

More bad news for the Saints' embattled secondary. Their top cornerback, rookie Marshon Lattimore, missed Wednesday's practice with a concussion. And veteran Sterling Moore missed Wednesday's practice with a chest injury. The Saints will be extremely thin if both players can't go Sunday at Carolina, since veteran starting cornerback Delvin Breaux will already miss half the season with a broken fibula. ... Both of the Saints' starting offensive tackles, Terron Armstead and Zach Strief, also remain sidelined Wednesday and are unlikely to play this week. And backup DT Mitchell Loewen was placed on injured reserve with a reported ankle injury (leaving open the possibility he could return).

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson said this has been a "tough" start to the season, but winning would cure a lot.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed veteran defensive end Darryl Tapp to fill the vacated roster spot after trading linebacker Stephone Anthony to Miami. Tapp, 33, played all 16 games for the Saints with two starts and a half-sack after joining them last year. He has the versatility to play both end positions and move inside to tackle on passing downs.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton explained the Stephone Anthony trade, saying they had reached a point in their development of the former first-round pick and roster depth at linebacker. And unfortunately they didn't get the snaps they wanted to see from Anthony during the preseason because of an ankle injury. “I think the world of him,” Payton said, adding that he hopes he can “bounce back in Miami.”

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5dESPN.com

Power Rankings: Saints fall four spots

After another convincing loss, New Orleans slipped into the bottom 10 of our rankings and now sits 10 or more spots behind each of its division foes.

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5dAaron Schatz, Football Outsiders

Which 0-2 team has the best playoff chances?

Unfortunately, the Saints are stuck in a division in which the other three teams are undefeated. Even their high-ranked offense can't save their dismal playoff odds.

Team Stats

Passing Yards316.02nd
Rushing Yards70.528th
Points For19.5Tied-16th
Points Against32.531st

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