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01/03/17 - DT Sheldon Rankins left the game with the Atlanta Falcons with what he said was a strained Achilles' tendon strain, but added later the injury was "minor."
01/02/17 - DT Sheldon Rankins left the game in the third quarter on Sunday with a foot injury.
11/07/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins, who fractured his fibula in mid-August, made his NFL debut against the 49ers after being activated from injured reserve Saturday.
11/05/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins was activated off injured reserve on Saturday. Rankins, who was taken 12th overall by the Saints in May, spent the last eight weeks on IR due to a fractured left fibula. Rankins could make his NFL debut when New Orleans visits San Francisco on Sunday.
09/05/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins, who had surgery on a fractured fibula on Aug. 16, was put on injured reserve but could return to game action on Nov. 6 against the 49ers.
09/02/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins continues to rehab his fractured fibula after having surgery Aug. 16 and is expected to return by Week 3 or 4.
08/31/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins continues to rehab a fractured fibula that required surgery on Aug. 16. He could be on track for a Week 3 or 4 return.
08/24/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins, who fractured his fibula in practice Aug. 15 and had surgery a day later, will likely be out at least another five weeks.
08/22/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins, who fractured his fibula in practice on Aug. 15 and had surgery a day later, likely will be out at least another five weeks.
08/18/16 - DT Sheldon Rankins, the team's top draft pick this spring, fractured his fibula Monday and could be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks after having surgery Tuesday