A former Auburn safety and NFL rookie may have to wait a little bit longer for his NFL debut.
[autotag]Smoke Monday[/autotag], who was signed as an undrafted free agent for the Saints over the offseason, suffered what NFL reporter Mike Garafolo referred to as a “significant” knee injury in training camp on Tuesday. The unfortunate event occurs on the heels of recently signed safety Tyrann Mathieu leaving training camp for personal reasons.
Monday was poised to make his NFL debut after being projected as a late-round pick, but he eventually went undrafted and signed with New Orleans. Monday was impressing in camp and especially garnered the phrase of Mathieu, who praised his work ethic over the offseason.
In his last year at Auburn, Monday boasted 64 tackles, one interception and six pass deflections. It isn’t known exactly what injury Monday suffered, but we’re likely to know more in the coming days.
#Saints rookie S Smoke Monday suffered what’s believed to be a significant knee injury today, sources say. Monday, an undrafted free agent from Auburn, has drawn praise from teammate Tyrann Mathieu for his ability and study habits.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 2, 2022
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