Aug 23, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;  New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars running back Nathan Cottrell (31) during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Saints DE Marcus Davenport to miss time with pec strain

New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport will miss a few weeks with a pectoral strain, NFL Network reported Monday.

Though Davenport is likely to end up on short-term injured reserve, the injury isn’t as bad as the pectoral tear that was feared, per the report.

Davenport, 25, started Sunday’s win over Green Bay and finished with a sack and three tackles, two for loss.

Davenport has played in 38 games (15 starts), all for the Saints, who took him No. 14 overall in the 2018 draft.

–Field Level Media

Nov 17, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Saints exercise fifth-year option of DE Marcus Davenport

The New Orleans Saints picked up the fifth-year option of defensive end Marcus Davenport on Thursday.

Davenport will receive $9.553 million in 2022 in the final season of his rookie deal.

Davenport, who was the 14th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, has started 14 of 37 games played for the Saints in his three seasons. He has 74 tackles, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and 36 quarterback hits.

Last season, the 24-year-old Davenport had 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He played in 11 games (one start), missing the first four contests due to an elbow injury and an early December game with a concussion.

Davenport played college football at Texas-San Antonio.

–Field Level Media

Nov 17, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Saints DE Davenport (elbow) returns to practice

The New Orleans Saints got a big boost from a big player Thursday as defensive end Marcus Davenport returned to practice, albeit in limited fashion.

Davenport, sidelined for weeks with an elbow injury, could make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers if he’s able to practice again Friday. The 6-foot-6 third-year player started 13 games for the Saints last season, recording six sacks and three forced fumbles.

The Saints, who didn’t practice Wednesday after playing Monday night, listed Davenport as a non-participant in their estimated report for Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Malcom Brown (foot) did not practice Thursday. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson (groin) was a limited participant Thursday.

Wideout Michael Thomas (ankle) did not practice Thursday and could miss multiple games, including Week 3.

–Field Level Media