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Lofton made eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win against the Vikings.

Lofton spent an atypical amount of time in the Vikings' backfield, contributing two tackles for losses, as well as a quarterback hit. If Lofton plays downhill more frequently, he could have added value, though historically he has spent little time blitzing (only seven sacks in 99 career games). Still, with 24 tackles through three games, the uber-consistent Lofton remains on target to surpass the 100-tackle mark for the sixth season in a row.

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Lofton (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

As expected, Lofton will slot back into his usual role as the Saints' strong-side inside linebacker. He took part in all three of the Saints' practices this week, putting him on tap for every-down duty.

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Lofton (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Lofton practiced all week, so his shoulder is mostly a non-issue at this point. He's safe to use as you normally would in IDP formats.

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Lofton (shoulder) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.

After tallying 16 tackles (10 solo) through two games, Lofton is well on his way to 100-plus tackles for a sixth year in a row. However, a shoulder injury is hindering his availability heading into Sunday's contest against the Vikings.

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Lofton (shoulder) made six tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Lofton posted 10 tackles in the Saints' season-opening loss to the Falcons, so Sunday's performance was disappointing, particularly against a run-oriented team, against which Lofton typically thrives. Still, Lofton should continue to be a dependable source of tackles in the middle of the Saints' defense, even if he's unlikely to record many interceptions or sacks.

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Lofton (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 2 showdown with the Browns, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports.

Lofton was never really in jeopardy for missing action after practicing in full Thursday and Friday. He should be a favorable IDP option Sunday while matching up against a Browns offense that figures to be a primarily ground-based attack.

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Lofton (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Lofton's health isn't an issue heading into Sunday, and he could be a very nice IDP option against Cleveland's run-heavy offense.

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Lofton (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

Perhaps Lofton's limited practice Wednesday was a precautionary measure, but the linebacker appears set to man one of the inside linebacker spots Sunday in Cleveland, after a team-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in Week 1.

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Lofton (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice, the Saints' official site reports.

Sunday's barn burner against the Saints provided ample opportunity to pick up tackles, and Lofton emerged with a team-high 10 (seven solo) and one quarterback hit. The performance was marred by a shoulder injury at the midpoint, but he gutted it out and will likely do so again in Week 2. In his six years in the league, he has yet to miss a game.

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Lofton (neck) has returned to Sunday's game against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.

Lofton suffered a neck injury during the first half Sunday, but was able to re-join his teammates in advance of the second half kickoff. The veteran has never missed a game in his six-year career and appears to have avoided an injury once again.