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Injury sidelines Griffin for rest of season

Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Saints

New Orleans tight end Garrett Griffin was placed on injured reserve today by the Saints. Griffin, a Louisburg High School graduate, caught his first NFL pass last week in the team’s regular season finale.


Less than a week after catching his first pass in the National Football League, Garrett Griffin’s season has come to a close with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints announced today that they have placed Griffin on injured reserve, which means he is out for the rest of the season. New Orleans, the No. 4 seed in the NFC, is slated to host Carolina on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.

Griffin, who is a 2012 Louisburg High School graduate, had been dealing with a foot injury according to reports in New Orleans and was forced to miss the Saints’ game in week 16.

The Saints’ tight end played the regular season finale last week in which he caught his first NFL pass – a four-yard reception. He also returned a kickoff for 12 yards in New Orleans’ 31-24 loss to Tampa Bay.

Griffin was activated from the Saints’ practice squad on December 2 and played in his first professional game the following day in the Saints’ 31-21 win over Carolina.

He became the latest casualty on the Saints’ injury list as New Orleans has had to place 19 players on injured reserve this season.

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