The Saints wrapped up the NFC South by thumping the Vikings on Friday, but they lost a member of their defense for the rest of the season.
Linebacker Kwon Alexander left the 52-33 win with a leg injury and multiple reports indicate that he tore his Achilles. Alexander had three tackles against the Vikings before leaving the game.
Alexander joined the Saints in a midseason trade with the 49ers. He had 24 tackles, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries in six games with the team. He had 30 tackles and a forced fumble for the Niners before the trade. Alexander is signed for two more years, but has no more guaranteed money on his deal.