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Saints linebacker, former Idaho standout Kaden Elliss put on IR

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Former Idaho standout and current New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss  plays on kickoff coverage against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (John Cordes / AP)
Former Idaho standout and current New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss plays on kickoff coverage against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (John Cordes / AP)
Lewiston Tribune

Former Idaho standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss will miss the rest of his rookie season after sustaining a knee injury, according to New Orleans Advocate reporter Amie Just.

Just reported Elliss, a seventh-round pick, will have surgery for an injury suffered during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Seattle, on a punt-coverage play.

Elliss, who often started in the preseason at middle and outside linebacker, played on three of four special-teams units in three regular-season games. He made his first career tackle Sept. 15 against the Rams, a touchdown-saving stop on a punt return.

He is the Saints’ reigning “Scout Team Player of the Week.”

Elliss was the only Big Sky player to be drafted this season. He was a first-team all-conference player as a senior and registered 47 career tackles for loss, fifth in Idaho history. He was a two-time All-Sun Belt linebacker.

He’s the fifth New Orleans linebacker to be placed on the injured reserve since training camp began.

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