The New Orleans Saints lost to the Buffalo Bills in disappointing fashion on Thanksgiving night. Not only did the Saints lose their fourth straight contest but one of their key players, Deonte Harris, received an update from the NFL before the game on his looming DUI suspension.

So, Deonte Harris received word from the NFL of a three-game suspension but was able to play in the Saints game against the Bills because he decided to appeal. Harris also has an outside chance to play in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys, though it remains to be seen how the appeal process plays out.

Harris, who is on probation until November 8, 2022, pled not guilty to driving under the influence in regards to a traffic incident that occurred in Baltimore during the offseason.

As Rapoport notes, the Saints and Harris knew that this suspension was coming, it was just a matter of when. The belief is that Harris, who will be suspended without pay, will serve the suspension soon.

That will leave the Saints, already short-handed at wide receiver, in a tough spot as they attempt to turn their sinking season around. Harris is also one of the NFL's best kick and punt returners, so the Saints will be missing a key component of their offense and special teams' units at some point before the end of the 2021 season.