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Top Cesar Ruiz News

  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Ruled out

    Ruiz (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

    It's no surprise that Ruiz has been ruled out, as he suffered a concussion during Week 3's loss to Green Bay and did not participate in practice throughout the week. Backup guard Andrus Peat is expected to fill in for the 24-year-old this coming Sunday.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Misses practice Wednesday

    Ruiz (concussion) was unavailable for the Saints' practice Wednesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Ruiz suffered a concussion in the team's 18-17 Week 3 loss to the Packers, so his absence Wednesday doesn't come as a surprise. The offensive lineman will have two more practices this week to log at least a limited session before Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Sustains concussion Sunday

    Ruiz (concussion) will not return to Sunday's game against the Packers, John Hendrix of reports.

    Ruiz sustained this injury at some point during the first half of Sunday's contest, which will leave his status up in the air for the Week 4 contest against Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 1. With the starting guard out, backup Andrus Peat will presumably step in on the right side of New Orleans' offensive line.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Inks extension

    Ruiz and the Saints agreed Saturday on a four-year, $44 million contract extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The Saints declined Ruiz's $14.18 million fifth-year option for the 2024 season earlier this month, but they'll end up keeping the right guard in the fold on a longer-term basis at a slight annual discount. He has played and started in 31 out of a possible 34 games over the previous two seasons and will remain a key cog along the offensive line for the foreseeable future.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Returns to practice

    Ruiz participated in 11-on-11 drills Tuesday after missing time with an injured shoulder, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Ruiz left practice early last Tuesday after sustaining a shoulder injury, though head coach Dennis Allen noted the team was just being cautious. Ruiz should resume his starting role at right guard now that he is back.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Injures shoulder

    Ruiz left Tuesday's practice early with an injured shoulder, Katherine Terrell of reports.

    Head coach Dennis Allen indicated the issue is not serious, so it sounds like the Saints are just exercising caution for now. The 24-year-old has started 40 games at right guard over the previous three seasons for New Orleans and is expected to continue that role in the upcoming season.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Participating in practice

    Ruiz, who has been recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered in December, is participating in training camp practices, KADN News 15 reports.

    Ruiz has started in 40 games since being drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Now that he's healthy, Ruiz will look to cement his role as the starting right guard during training camp.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Dropping pounds

    Ruiz (foot) has been cutting down his weight, while he recovers from a Lisfranc injury, Terrin Waack of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Ruiz is still rehabbing his injury, although he is expected to be ready to compete during training camp. In the process, he's been able to cut back some weight, which should help in the recovery of his foot injury. Assuming he does regain full health by the start of the season, he should remain the Saints' starter at right guard.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Fifth-year option declined

    Ruiz (foot) did not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Saints on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Ruiz is now slated to become a free agent upon the conclusion of the 2023 NFL campaign. The 23-year-old guard has started in 40 out of the 46 games he suited up for since he was drafted by New Orleans in 2020, and he'll now have a chance to cash out next year should he continue to perform well.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Should be ready for training camp

    Ruiz (foot) is expected to be ready for training camp, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports.

    Ruiz has been out since late December after sustaining a Lisfranc injury and is now expected to be back for training camp. Although it's unclear if the 2020 first-round pick will be ready for day one of camp, this still comes as good news as it was previously unclear if Ruiz would be ready for camp at all.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Dealing with Lisfranc injury

    Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Ruiz (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday due to a Lisfranc injury, Katherine Terrell of reports.

    The Saints will be without their starting right guard for the rest of the season, and given the nature of his injury, Ruiz's availability for New Orleans' offseason program could be in jeopardy as well.

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  • Saints' Cesar Ruiz: Shifts to injured reserve

    The Saints placed Ruiz (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Ruiz is now slated to miss at least the next four games as a result of both the foot injury he suffered in Week 15 versus Atlanta as well as Tuesday's transaction.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 316 lbs
Birthplace: Camden, NJ
Age: 24
School: Michigan
Experience: 4