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Saints RB Tony Jones is a healthy scratch for tonight's game vs. the Cowboys. Mark Ingram will operate as New Orleans' lead back, with Ty Montgomery in a change-of-pace role.

Buffalo
7:04pm EST 11/25/21

Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Bills. With RB Alvin Kamara (knee) also out, Tony Jones is expected to operate as New Orleans' lead back. RB Dwayne Washington will be the #2.

Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) is "doubtful" for tonight's game vs. the Bills, NFL Network reports. With RB Alvin Kamara (knee) already ruled out, New Orleans is down to RBs Tony Jones and Dwayne Washington. Jones is expected to operate as the lead back and is a volume-based RB2 in fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) "has a chance" to play vs. the Bills tonight but adds, "it's a bit of an uphill battle to play, but no one has ruled him out." It sounds like Ingram might be a bit worse than 50/50 to play tonight. If he joins RB Alvin Kamara on the inactive list, New Orleans will be down to Tony Jones as lead back. Jones would be a borderline RB2 in that scenario.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Bills. He didn't practice all week. RB Mark Ingram (knee) is listed as questionable after putting in limited practices on Monday and Wednesday. We'll look for updates on his status and get New Orleans' inactives around 7 pm ET on Thursday. If Ingram can't go, Tony Jones would step in as the Saints' lead back.

Saints RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram missed Tuesday's practice with knee injuries. Kamara seems like a long shot to make it back for Thursday night's game vs. the Bills. Ingram's status is less clear. The veteran might just be getting some time off on the short week, but check back tomorrow for another update. Insider Nick Underhill says RB Tony Jones would "carry the load" if Kamara and Ingram are out Thursday. Jones is a fine speculative pickup tonight.

Buffalo
3:10pm EST 11/20/21

Saints RB Tony Jones (ankle) has been activated from IR. He figures to serve as the #2 RB behind Mark Ingram vs. the Eagles on Sunday. Jones isn't a fantasy option; Ingram remains a solid RB2 play.

Saints RB Tony Jones is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Giants, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones can be dropped from fantasy rosters. The Saints signed RB Devine Ozigbo in a corresponding move. It's now Ozigbo, Dwayne Washington and Ty Montgomery behind Alvin Kamara on the depth chart. Kamara will continue to dominate backfield work.

Saints RB Tony Jones suffered a leg injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Giants. He had to be carted to the locker room, so don't expect to see him back out there today.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Saints are releasing RB Latavius Murray. The team reportedly asked Murray to agree to a pay cut, but he refused. His departure should leave Tony Jones as the #2 back in New Orleans. The depth chart is thin behind them, so don't be surprised if the Saints add another RB.

Saints RB Latavius Murray survived roster cuts, according to insider Nick Underhill. Murray was out-played this summer by Tony Jones, who appears to be the favorite for the #2 job in New Orleans. Murray's presence makes the situation murky, though. We'll see how these guys are used behind RB Alvin Kamara in Week 1.

ESPN's Steve Levy said during the Saints-Jaguars Monday Night Football broadcast that HC Sean Payton told him, "If you’re asking me today, my #2 RB is Tony Jones.” That follows reports that RB Latavius Murray could be on the chopping block. Jones got the start vs. Jacksonville, although he and Murray both played 8 snaps with starting QB Jameis Winston. We'll keep an eye on this battle, but it's a situation to avoid in fantasy drafts until we get some clarity.

Katherine Terrell of The Athletic writes that it “feels like” Saints RB Latavius Murray will avoid getting cut. Terrell adds, however, that Murray’s status on the team “doesn’t seem as clear cut as it might have weeks ago.” Murray, 31, fumbled in the preseason opener and carries a cap hit of nearly $4.2 million. Still, with depth options like Devonta Freeman and Tony Jones, we’d be surprised if the Saints dumped Murray. It's at least a storyline to watch over the coming weeks.

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