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NFL Notes: Saints LT Armstead to miss a few months

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June 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm.

Oct 30, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive linemen Andrus Peat (75) and Terron Armstead (72) block Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won, 25-20. Photo Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 30, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive linemen Andrus Peat (75) and Terron Armstead (72) block Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won, 25-20. Photo Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints standout left tackle Terron Armstead will be sidelined four to six months due to a torn labrum suffered in Wednesday’s practice.

The 25-year-old is slated to undergo shoulder surgery on Monday.

Armstead learned his shoulder injury required surgery and tweeted his sentiments.

“Heartbroken when I found out I need surgery! No one is more frustrated than me after working so hard. I’ll be back #WhoDatNation STRONGER!!” Armstead wrote.

–Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced.

The Jaguars did not disclose how long Ramsey would be sidelined, however a typical recovery from this type of surgery is approximately six weeks. That timetable would put the 22-year-old Ramsey back for the first week of training camp.

“I want to and will be the best version of myself that I can be for the upcoming 2017 season,” Ramsey said in a statement. “I will attack this rehab, refine my body and work as hard as I ever have to come the best defensive back in the league and to make everyone, including my family, teammates and city, proud of who I am.”

Ramsey, who was the fifth overall pick of the 2016 draft, collected 65 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble while starting every game during his rookie season.

–Carolina Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is recovering from offseason surgery to clean up his shoulder.

Lotulelei’s surgery had not been previously reported, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next month, according to the Charlotte Observer.

The 27-year-old Lotulelei was on the sideline as the Panthers’ three-day minicamp wrapped up Thursday. The team’s 2013 first-round pick participated in position drills this week while being held out of scrimmage situations.

–The Vikings waived former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, an undrafted rookie trying to make the team as a safety.

The Vikings signed Armstrong in May to take a look at him as a safety prospect. He participated in six practices during organized team activities and three during this week’s mandatory minicamp.

Armstrong passed for 3,030 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Cornhuskers in 2015, followed by 2,180 yards and 14 TDs last season.