Allen said that the Saints will conduct further evaluations on the veteran linebacker’s injured knee, but cautioned that it “could be fairly significant” for Connelly. The former Wisconsin Badger was a college teammate of Ryan Racmzyk and Zack Baun, having spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants before hitting his stride in New Orleans.
Connelly has been a standout player for the Saints through their first two preseason games, performing well on the second-team defense and playing a lot of snaps on special teams. He was well on his way to earning a roster spot further down the depth chart.
Hopefully his season isn’t in jeopardy, but Allen’s initial statement isn’t inspiring much confidence. We’ll watch for an update.