Kenny Stills could make his return to the field this week against the Cleveland Browns.
The New Orleans Saints wide receiver is listed as probable for Sunday’s game after missing the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons due to a quad injury.
Stills told The Advocate that he believes he will travel with the team but said a decision on his availability will come from the coaching staff. Stills said Thursday that he has been holding nothing back in practices and feels healthy enough to play.
“Obviously I’m extremely anxious. I haven’t really played since camp,” Stills said. “I want to go out there and play and make the next step and improve from last season. … The injury has kind of been nagging me a while. Hopefully I’m putting it behind me and can go out there and play.”
Stills did not travel to Atlanta last week.
The Saints also listed linebacker Curtis Lofton (shoulder) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee) as probable.
Safety Marcus Ball (hamstring) and fullback Erik Lorig (ankle) have been ruled out.
Stills initially injured his quad in late June. Ball has been out since the second preseason game, and Lorig became injured during an Aug. 2 intra-squad scrimmage.
Lewis and Lofton were banged up last week against Atlanta.
The Browns have ruled out running back Ben Tate (knee). Tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) are questionable.