Saints first-round pick Sheldon Rankins reportedly carted off field at practice

New Orleans Saints rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, the No. 12 overall pick in the draft, had to be carted off the field Monday at practice.

He was injured during goal-line drills, according to The Times-Picayune.

Rankins, 22, had 14 sacks in the past two seasons for the University of Louisville. The rookie had been off to a strong start in camp, highlighted by his interception of Tom Brady during joint practices with the Patriots.