David Hawthorne LB NO 7 Days

Hawthorne (hand) is listed as active Sunday versus the Bengals, the Saints' official site reports.

After a two-game stay on the sideline, Hawthorne is present in case Curtis Lofton (knee) is unable to handle his typical workload. However, because his potential usage remains up in the air, Hawthorne's IDP prospects are in a precarious state.

David Hawthorne LB NO 9 Days

Hawthorne (hand) is probable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

Hawthorne's return is well-timed, as New Orleans might need him to serve as the lead linebacker if Curtis Lofton (ankle) isn't able to play.

David Hawthorne LB NO 16 Days

Hawthorne (hand) is out for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

With Hawthorne out again, the Saints figure to keep leaning on Ramon Humber as the second inside linebacker next to lead man Curtis Lofton.

David Hawthorne LB NO 24 Days

Hawthorne (hand) won't play Thursday against the Panthers, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

As a result, Ramon Humber will take Hawthorne's spot in the Saints' lineup Thursday, with Todd Davis also having been added from the practice squad to bolster the team's Week 9 linebacker depth.

David Hawthorne LB NO 1 Month

Hawthorne made seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Hawthorne quietly continues to produce at linebacker for New Orleans, as his 30 tackles on the season are second on the team, despite having only played five games. Hawthorne is unlikely to offer much in the turnover or sack departments, but he's a stable IDP option due to his proficient tackling.

David Hawthorne LB NO 2 Months

Hawthorne (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, the Saints' official site reports.

Before an ankle injury resulted in back-to-back absences, Hawthorne wrangled 17 tackles (10 solo) in the season's initial two weeks. Such production should be pounced upon in IDP formats, if the linebacker is available.

David Hawthorne LB NO 2 Months

Hawthorne (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Hawthorne's return is a welcome one for New Orleans, especially after getting run over by DeMarco Murray a week ago. He's probably in LB3 territory in most IDP formats.

David Hawthorne LB NO 2 Months

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

Hawthorne returned to practice in a limited capacity last Friday, yet the linebacker logged a second consecutive absence due to an ankle injury. If he's able to keep up his current level of activity, his first appearance since Week 2 could come to pass. When active, he's displayed the ability to rack up tackles, with three 100-tackle campaigns in six seasons to date.

David Hawthorne LB NO 2 Months

Hawthorne (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Saints' official site reports.

Hawthorne will miss a second straight game, despite making it back to practice on a limited basis at the end of the week. Ramon Humber figures to get another start, after recording just three tackles (solo) in Hawthorne's stead last week. Hawthorne has 17 tackles (10 solo) in two games.

David Hawthorne LB NO 2 Months

Hawthorne (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas.

Hawthorne missed last week's game against the Vikings, but he was able to log a limited practice heading into this weekend. The Saints could use him back against a Dallas team that has given DeMarco Murray lots of carries in the first three weeks.