Saints RB CJ Spiller (knee) will not play in Week 1, I’m told, as he recovers from that minor knee surgery. Likely good to go after that. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: This contradicts reports we heard from various outlets and analysts over the last two weeks, saying Spiller was on track to play Week 1. Spiller had arthroscopic knee surgery on 8/14. His absence from the lineup means Khiry Robinson, Tim Hightower or Marcus Murphy could see a few extra snaps. Mark Ingram is locked in as Week 1 RB1.