News Sports: Jameis Winston missed the Saints’ second game of pre-season on Friday with a lingering leg injury. Two days later, the midfielder returned to training for the first time in nearly two weeks. Winston is on pace to open a second season in a row as a starter for New Orleans after his 2021 campaign ended prematurely with a torn ACL, but he has been sidelined since August being injured. sprained in training, also missed the Saints’ last season. opener.
Winston accompanied the Saints to Green Bay before their Week 2 pre-season game, warmed up before training with the Packers, and then outside in live drills.
According to Katherine Terrell, Winston knocked out the first team’s representative by seven-seven on Sunday, putting him back on track for the regular season. It’s unclear if he’ll play in the Saints’ final pre-season game against the Chargers on August 26, which comes just over two weeks before the regular-season opener against the Falcons. Veteran replacement Andy Dalton, who signed this season as the new No 2, has started in place of Winston since the latter fell apart.
The 28-year-old former No. 1 has signed a two-year, $28 million extension this season to return as the Saints top QB. After five ruthless seasons with the Buccaneers, Winston joins New Orleans to replace Drew Brees, who retired and returned to work starting in 2021, guiding a 5-2 start and throw for 14 touchdowns. , only three interceptions in the past seven games, tore his ACL.