Payton rules three out for Sunday’s game

Saints coach Sean Payton issued his final injury report for Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Bucs and declared three players out after they did not participate in Friday’s practice.

Payton said right tackle Zach Strief (knee), tight end David Thomas (concussion) and strongside linebacker Will Herring (hamstring) will all miss a third consecutive game when the Saints face the Bucs in Raymond James Stadium.

Wide receiver Devery Henderson (calf), strongside linebacker Martez Wilson (neck/shoulder) and tight end John Gilmore (neck/shoulder) all participated fully Friday and were listed as probable, while middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) was limited but is also probable.

BLOUNT DOUBTFUL: For the Bucs, leading rusher LeGarrette Blount (knee) missed his third consecutive practice Friday and was listed as doubtful by coach Raheem Morris.

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (ankle), tight end Luke Stocker (knee) and wide receiver Sammie Stroughter (foot) also did not work and were ruled out of the game by Morris.

Linebackers Mason Foster (ankle) and Zac Diles (hamstring) are questionable even though Foster practiced fully after not participating Wednesday and Thursday.

Diles was limited Friday.