Kwon Alexander, Marcus Davenport among latest Saints designated to return from I.R.

There’s some good news: the New Orleans Saints designated three more players to return from injured reserve on Tuesday, Oct. 19, including two starters on defense. NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill was the first to report the change in status for each player, which was confirmed on the daily update to the NFL transactions wire.

Just because they’ve been designated to return doesn’t mean all three players will suit up for Week 7’s road game with the Seattle Seahawks. They’ve opened a 21-day window in which to practice in team drills and prove they’ve fully recovered before receiving the green light to join the 53-man roster (just like Pro Bowl kicker Wil Lutz). So while it’s possible all three of them are on the field next Monday, it’s hardly guaranteed.

Here’s a quick look into each player’s situation, and who else is eligible to return once healthy:

LB Kwon Alexander

New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) jogs during pre-game warm-ups before an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Alexander returned to New Orleans on a low-cost contract earlier this offseason and immediately made an impact after recovering from a torn Achilles last year. But a Week 1 elbow injury sidelined him again, and it appears he’ll soon be ready to get back on the field. Whether he’s going to start over talented rookie Pete Werner just yet remains to…

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