Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saints Nation: Kendrick Clancy to injured reserve, DeMario Pressley promoted to active roster

Opening day starter at Defensive Tackle Kendrick Clancy has been placed on injured reserve after struggling all season with knee trouble. Clancy couldn't reclaim his starting spot after missing a few games with the injury, and had significant swelling after coming back to action last Monday against the Falcons. Last year's 5th round draft choice, DeMario Pressley, has been promoted from the practice squad to the 53 man roster to take Clancy's place. Pressley missed all of 2008 with an injury of his own, but he now will get his chance to show what he can do. The Saints now have their two opening day starters at DT out and are hurting at the position badly. Remi Ayodele and Anthony Hargrove will remain the starters until the Saints can get their best tackle Sedrick Ellis back from injury. Not good news going up against a dominating run team like the Panthers.