Saints' Winston day-to-day with foot sprain

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The New Orleans Saints have avoided a scare after quarterback Jameis Winston went down with a foot injury in practice Monday.

Winston sprained his right foot and is considered "day-to-day," head coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday, per ESPN's Mike Triplett. The team doesn't feel that the injury is significant.

"He's doing well and feels fine," a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. "So nothing to really worry about."

Winston felt discomfort in his foot while participating in seven-on-seven drills before exiting to the training room.

The Saints signal-caller is expected to miss a few days of practice and won't play in the team's preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Saturday, according to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune.

The former Pro Bowler is working his way back from a torn ACL in his left knee that cost him all but seven games last season. Winston has gradually increased his workload as he continues to rehab.

The 2015 first overall pick signed a two-year, $28-million extension in March and is projected to be New Orleans' starting signal-caller to begin the 2022 campaign.

Winston led the Saints to a 5-2 record as a starter last season. He tallied 1,170 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three interceptions. He's a few years removed from passing for a league-leading 5,109 to go along with 33 scores in his final year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019.

If Winston were to miss some time, the Saints could turn to veterans Andy Dalton or Ian Book.

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