Saints injury report: FS Marcus Williams (ankle) returns to practice

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The New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears published their injury reports following Wednesday’s practice for the Wild-Card Round, with New Orleans largely sharing news of good health. Just one player was a non-participant in practice — guard Nick Easton, who was listed with a concussion. This would be his third concussion of the season and could possibly force him onto injured reserve.

While they were not listed on the injury report because they are still on the injured reserve list, both wide receivers Michael Thomas (ankle) and Deonte Harris (neck) returned to practice, per Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. If each player is healthy by Sunday’s kickoff, they will be eligible to suit up for the first round of the playoffs. But that’s reliant on how well their bodies respond in practice this week after three weeks of inaction.

Quarterback Taysom Hill (concussion) was listed as practicing on a limited basis. He exited Week 17’s win over the Carolina Panthers late with an apparent head injury, so it’s good to see him return in some capacity. Here’s hoping it isn’t a serious issue for him.

Additionally, Saints free safety Marcus Williams (ankle) returned to work as a limited participant. He missed some time recently after injuring himself on a would-be interception a few weeks ago, and his return would be a nice boost in experience and athleticism to the secondary. Stay tuned for updates throughout the week.

Your full Wednesday Saints injury report:

From the Saints

Pos.

Player

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

G

Nick Easton

Concussion

DNP

S

J.T. Gray

Shoulder

Limited

DE

Trey Hendrickson

Neck

Limited

TE

Josh Hill

Hand

Limited

QB

Taysom Hill

Concussion

Limited

S

Marcus Williams

Ankle

Limited

From the Bears

Position

Name

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

WR

Darnell Mooney

Ankle

DNP

WR

Cordarrelle Patterson

NIR - Personal

DNP

DB

Buster Skrine

Concussion

DNP

LB

Roquan Smith

Elbow

DNP

DB

Jaylon Johnson

Shoulder

LP

OL

Alex Bars

Shoulder

FP

DB

Deon Bush

Foot

FP

DB

Tashuan Gipson Sr.

Neck

FP

TE

Jimmy Graham

NIR

FP

DT

Akeim Hicks

NIR

FP

DB

Eddie Jackson

Wrist

FP

TE

Cole Kmet

Shoulder

FP

OL

Charles Leno Jr.

Toe

FP

LB

Khalil Mack

Shoulder

FP

WR

Allen Robinson

Hamstring

FP

DB

Duke Shelley

Knee

FP

LB

Danny Trevathan

NIR

FP

DB

Kindle Vildor

Ankle

FP

LB

Josh Woods

Toe

FP