The New Orleans Saints will be without one of their top wide receivers to open the season. Willie Snead has been suspended for the first three games of the season.
Source: Saints WR Willie Snead has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 1, 2017
Saints WR Willie Snead's three-game suspension was for a personal conduct violation that stemmed from an off-season DUI.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2017
The suspension was reduced from four games to three on appeal.
With Brandin Cooks in New England, Snead was expected to play a bigger role for the Saints. Last year, he caught 72 passes for 895 yards and 4 TDs. With Snead out, Ted Ginn and Brandon Coleman will be counted on to help pick up the slack. Michael Thomas is still the No. 1 option.