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CB Greer sidelined for Saints after hernia surgery

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The Saints are without starting cornerbacks Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson, but coach Joe Vitt believes both will be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 9 against the Redskins.

Greer underwent sports hernia surgery and Vitt said Thursday that he anticipates Greer returning to practice the week before the Saints-Texans preseason game on August 25.

"We've been through the procedure before," Vitt said. "Really, we're looking potentially, he's going to start working some during the Texans week, and he'll definitely be ready for the regular season. Some guys are quicker than others. That's where he is."

Robinson hasn't been practicing, only riding a stationary bike, since injuring his shoulder Sunday.

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