The New Orleans Saints expect to start Andy Dalton at quarterback on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. The news comes as expected with injured starter Jameis Winston continuing to round out the game-day depth chart as their third option. He’ll only play in an emergency should both Dalton and Taysom Hill be unavailable.
The Saints recently re-signed backup quarterback Jake Luton to their practice squad but it’s unlikely he’ll be activated for this game.
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Dalton was able to practice fully on Wednesday while dealing with a back injury suffered last week versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Winston is dealing with back and ankle issues and has been a limited participant in practice for a few weeks now, so he’s on the road to recovery. But the Saints plan to keep Dalton under center until Winston’s body is right and he can practice and play fully. We’ll see how the situation develops in the days and weeks ahead.
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