Saints’ Erik Harris Suffers Torn ACL
The New Orleans Saints took another injury blow on Monday, losing reserve safety Erik Harris to a torn ACL.
Harris, who will now miss the remainder of the 2016 season, suffered the injury during Monday's practice, the first for the Saints since returning from their bye week.
The 26-year old Harris was in his first season with the Saints, and his first in the NFL, after spending three years in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Harris has played mostly on special teams through the first four games of the season, making one tackle, while playing only two defensive snaps.
The injury to Harris is just another in a long list of early-season hurts for the Saints. The team lost outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha to an ACL tear prior to the season, lost first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins, a defensive lineman, for about half the season, during the preseason, and have been without the services of starting cornerbacks Delvin Breaux, who suffered a broken leg during opening week, and P.J. Williams, who suffered a concussion in week two.
Safety Kenny Vaccaro, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, receiver Willie Snead, and offensive tackle Terron Armstead are other just a few of more Saints' players that have missed at least one game due to injuries.
The Saints return to action this Sunday, when they play host to the Carolina Panthers.