‘Flu bug’ forces a couple of Saints to sideline during second OTA _lowres


Several New Orleans Saints were forced to miss part of the team’s second session of organized team activities this week due to the flu, including right tackle Zach Strief.

Due to Strief’s absence and a few others, Andrus Peat spent the last two days at left tackle, Terron Armstead‘s normal spot.

“We moved him over to left tackle because Zach, a couple of our guys had a flu bug earlier in the week,” Payton said. “Typically, we’re working (Peat) on the right side.”

Armstead was not one of the players who has battled the flu.

“Zach and a few others,” Payton said. “Terron we sat the last two days.”

Armstead, linebacker Michael Mauti, running back C.J. Spiller, offensive lineman Avery Young, defensive end Mitchell Loewen missed Thursday’s session. For the second straight week, defensive end Kasim Edebali, fullback Sione Houma, wide receiverTommylee Lewis and tight end Jack Tabb were present but did light work off to the side. Defensive backs Keenan Lewis, Jairus Byrd andKenny Vaccaro appeared to be limited.