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Top Payton Turner News

  • Saints' Payton Turner: Plays two games in 2023

    Payton Turner logged one tackle while playing two games during the 2023 regular season.

    Turner sustained a significant toe injury during the season opener and was sidelined on IR until the Week 18 win over Atlanta. As a result, the 2021 first-round pick was significantly hampered by injury for the third season in a row, as he's now appeared in just 15 games during his career. The 2024 campaign will likely serve as a make-or-break season for Turner in New Orleans.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Cleared Sunday

    Turner (toe) is good to go for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons.

    Turner was activated from injured reserve Saturday and will play in his first game since Week 1. Barring any setbacks, the 2021 first-rounder projects to see a healthy workload on the Saints' defensive line.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Questionable for Sunday

    Turner (toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Turner was activated from injured reserve and has a chance to play in Sunday's must-win game for New Orleans. The 2021 first-rounder hasn't played since Week 1. He's played in just 14 games since being drafted No. 28 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Could be available vs. Falcons

    Turner (toe) is on track to be activated from IR ahead of Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Erin Summers of the Saints' official site reports.

    Turner is on track to suit up for his first game since Week 1 on Sunday. New Orleans is in a must-win situation in Week 18 with a spot in the playoffs on the line, and having Turner back will be a boost versus a run-heavy Atlanta team.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Won't play Week 17

    Turner (toe) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

    Turner was designated to return from injured reserve in mid-December, and despite a week of limited practice sessions, the 24-year-old won't be making his return in Week 17. The 2021 first-round pick has spent the last 15 weeks on IR, and in his stead, expect Tanoh Kpassagnon to continue seeing more work as a rotational defensive lineman.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Not yet activated

    Turner (toe) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Rams.

    Turner was designated to return from injured reserve on Friday, a transaction that enabled him to resume practicing with the Saints. He remained sidelined for last Sunday's 24-6 win over the Giants, and with the Saints facing a quick turnaround for Week 16, Turner wasn't able to get in enough practice reps to be an option against the Rams. With the benefit of a more traditional slate of practices Week 17, the 24-year-old edge rusher could have a decent chance to play Dec. 31 against the Buccaneers.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Designated to return from IR

    The Saints designated Turner (toe) to return from IR on Friday, but he won't play Sunday against the Giants, John Hendrix of reports.

    Turner suffered a turf toe injury in New Orleans' season-opener that he said was "about as bad as it gets" and included two dislocated toes, per Katherine Terrell of He's progressed enough to log a limited practice session Friday, but he won't be activated ahead of Sunday's Week 15 contest. The Saints' following game is a Thursday night game against the Rams, and it may be a challenge for Turner to ramp up quickly enough to be ready for that matchup.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Lands on IR

    New Orleans placed Turner (toe) on injured reserve Wednesday, Katherine Terrell of reports.

    Turner played only seven defensive snaps in the Saints' season opener before exiting with a turf toe injury. The issue is serious enough to potentially require surgery, thus his placement on IR. Turner isn't eligible to return until mid-October, with Tanoh Kpassagnon likely seeing increased action in his place.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Probably needs turf toe surgery

    Coach Dennis Allen said Monday that Turner will probably have to have surgery for turf toe, Katherine Terrell of reports.

    It's a brutal break for Turner, who only got to play seven defensive snaps in New Orleans' opener before being forced out with the injury. Exactly how much time he can be expected to miss is anyone's guess at this point, but in the meantime, veteran Tanoh Kpassagnon will probably see increased reps at defensive end.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Likely requires surgery

    Turner is believed to be dealing with turf toe that should require surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Turner left Sunday's regular-season opener due to his injury, and he'll likely be forced to miss additional time early in the regular season. The 2021 first-rounder has missed significant time due to injuries to begin his professional career, and Tanoh Kpassagnon could see an increased role during Turner's impending absence.

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  • Saints' Payton Turner: Leaves with injury

    Turner has exited Sunday's game against the Titans with a toe injury, Katherine Terrell of reports.

    Turner's departure will leave New Orleans light on the defensive front, with Tanoh Kpassagnon as the only reserve edge rusher on the depth chart. The former will try and return in the second half.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 270 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 25
School: Houston
Experience: 4