The New Orleans Saints were defeated by the Denver Broncos on Sunday with a final score of 34-14. However, the Saints did not only lose the game but they lost wide receiver/kick returner Courtney Roby.
Roby left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return to action. Roby, the special teams extraordinaire, has played in all seven games this season but has only made one catch for nine yards this season. However, Roby is most valuable to the Saints on special teams, the unit he was elected captain to for the second season in a row.
Roby has not played much at wide receiver but has excelled on the special teams this season. Roby has recorded five tackles on the season and blocked a punt back in week one that he returned for a touchdown. Roby’s injury does not seem too serious and could play in week nine against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Roby gives the Saints great depth and versatility as he is a “jack of all trades.” Roby is one of the most valuable players on the team despite not being in the spotlight like Drew Brees or Jimmy Graham.
I think Roby knows his role with this team and he does his job very well. If Roby does miss time it could affect the Saints as he does so much for the team. Roby and the special teams have done a good job this season so far and have been one of the bright spots for the Saints.