These players can return to practice once activated. However, if they remain on PUP list to start the regular season, they would miss at least the first six weeks.
Armstead, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2013. He wound up signing a massive five-year extension worth $64.5 million, which includes $38 million guaranteed and $25 million of that fully guaranteed with the Saints back in May.
In 2015, Armstead appeared in 13 games for the Saints and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.
Kikaha, 24, was taken in the second round of last year’s NFL draft by the Saints. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $5.266 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
Unfortunate, Kikaha suffered a torn ACL back in June, which happens to be the third such injury for him.
In 2015, Kikaha appeared in 15 games for the Saints and recorded 52 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles, a recovery and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 48 linebacker out of 97 qualifying players.