06:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints cancelled practice yesterday as they placed nine players on the COVID reserve list including two quarterbacks, starter Taysom HIll and Trevor Siemien. Also joining that group where offensive tackle Jordan Mills and defensive linemen Jayln Holmes and Christian Ringo. They join tight ends Adam Trautman and Juwan Johnson, along with Coach Sean Payton.

That means tight end Nick Vannet is the only active tight end on the roster. Vannet played for Denver last season, when the Broncos had all of their quarterbacks go on the COVID list a day a before they were set to play the Saints….
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The Saints are set to host Miami on Monday night.

Last night in the NFL, Tennessee topped the 49ers 20-17. San Francisco’s record falls to 8-and-7. Two games in the NFL tomorrow…Cleveland at Green Bay and Arizona hosts Indianapolis

The Pelicans won their four straight last night as they made the Orlando Magic disappear 110 to 104. Big not from Brandon Ingram as he had 31 points, while Josh Hart had 22 points and Devonte Graham had 20 points.
And COVID is starting to impact the Pelicans as guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.

The SEC has updated its protocols when it comes to men’s and women’s basketball teams affected by COVID. The SEC says a team will be required to play if they have seven players and at least one coach. The commissioner can step in and reschedule or declare a no-contest.
Yesterday in college football bowl action. UCF defeated Florida 29-17. The SEC is off to an 0-and-2 start in bowl games. Miami of Ohio defeated North Texas 27-14. Today’s game between Memphis and Marshall has beeen canceled as a result of a COVID with the Hawaii football program.

Rutgers will replace Texas A-and-M in the Gator Bowl and play Wake Forest on New Year’s Eve.