Saints O-Line Patchworked - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Saints O-Line Patchworked

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - For much of the past five seasons, Saints

coach Sean Payton could always rely on the consistency and health

of his offensive line.

But as New Orleans gets ready for its game at Jacksonville on

Sunday, Payton's offensive line likely will welcome two new

starters, thanks to a run on injuries in the Saints' Sept. 25 win

against the Texans.

Both center Olin Kreutz (left knee) and right tackle Zach Strief

(right leg) did not practice Wednesday, meaning Brian de la Puente

and second-year player Charles Brown were getting work at positions

with the first team.

While the offensive linemen were out, receiver Marques Colston

was back at practice for the first time since breaking his

collarbone Sept. 8. Payton says Colston will play on Sunday after

missing two games.

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