Saints’ Bunkley out several weeks, report says Saints’ Bunkley out several weeks, report says File photo -- Saints nose tackle Broderick Bunkley, right, make sa tackle during practice last season. ADVOCATE STAFF REPORTS Sept. 15, 2013 Comments New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley will miss several games with a calf injury, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting. Bunkley left Sunday’s 23-17 win against the Atlanta Falcons early. Rookie nose tackle John Jenkins filled in for Bunkley. Rapoport said Bunkley’s injury won’t end his season. Bunkley joins a long list of prominent Saints defensive players who have been injured. Outside linebacker Will Smith (knee) and defensive end Kenyon Coleman (pectoral muscle) are on season-ending injured reserve; inside linebacker Jonathan Vilma is on short-term IR; and outside linebacker Victor Butler (knee) is on the physically unable to perform list.