Associated Press file photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (77) is tended to after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

As has been suspected, Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley will miss what’s left of his team’s season because of a leg injury, New Orleans coach Sean Payton announced Thursday.

Bunkley injured a quadriceps in Monday night’s 34-27 loss at home to Baltimore and is now on year-ending injured reserve. Payton said the roster spot freed up by the move will be occupied by defensive tackle Lawrence Virgil, an undrafted rookie out of Valdosta State who was promoted from the Saints’ practice squad, as The Advocate reported Wednesday evening.

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