<span>The New Orleans Saints today placed linebacker Mark Simoneau on injured reserve with a lingering back injury that Head Coach Sean Payton said would require surgery. Payton likened to the procedure Simoneau will undergo as similar to the surgery that TE Mark Campbell had last season.
In other news related to injuries, three starters for Sunday's game at Washington - linebacker Scott Fujita (knee), safety Roman Harper (hamstring) and cornerback Randall Gay (hamstring/illness) have been listed as out.
Tailback Aaron Stecker (hamstring) has also been ruled out of the game, along with receiver Marques Colston (thumb) and defensive tackle Antwan Lake (groin).
To replace Simoneau on the roster, the Saints will activate defensive end Josh Savage from the practice squad.
The Saints also listed four players as having fully participated in practice today and are listed as probable: LB Troy Evans (ankle), DT Brian Young (knee), RB Deuce McAllister (knee) and CB Mike McKenzie (knee).
The Redskins listed LB Khary Campbell (thigh) and S Kareem Moore (hamstring) as doubtful. LB Marcus Washington (hamstring) and WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) as questionable, and CB Fred Smoot (hip), TE Chris Cooley (quad), CB Shawn Springs (calf) and DE Jason Taylor (knee) as probable.