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Thomas, Meachem Expected To Return Kickoffs On Sunday

With regular return man Courtney Roby unavailable, the New Orleans Saints are expected to use Pierre Thomas and Robert Meachem as kickoff returners on Sunday, against the Ravens. Mike Triplett, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

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Courtney Roby #15 of the New Orleans Saints is carried off the field after being injured during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Louisiana Superdome on December 12, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Courtesy—Mike Triplett/Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints “definitely” expect kickoff return Courtney Roby to return to the lineup at some point this season, according to Coach Sean Payton. But they don’t expect him to be back in time for Sunday’s game at Baltimore.

Roby was carted off the field last Sunday after suffering a concussion against the St. Louis Rams. He stayed in the hospital overnight for observation. But Payton said reports were positive and Roby didn’t suffer any significant injuries to his neck. Now, Roby will need to be evaluated and cleared by an independent concussion specialist before he is cleared to return to practice.

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