Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said Friday that five players — including two starters — will not play in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Bucs in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Among those ruled out by Vitt were right tackle Zach Strief with an ankle injury, and free safety Malcolm Jenkins, who has a hamstring problem. Both players missed practice all week after they were hurt in last Sunday’s 52-27 loss to the New York Giants.
Strief will be replaced in the starting lineup by William Robinson, while second-year pro Isa Abdul-Quddus will likely get the call for Jenkins.
Also out are CB Corey White (knee), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) and T Charles Brown (knee).
FB Jed Collins (toe) was able to practice on a limited basis Friday and was listed as questionable for the game by Vitt.
Here is the final injury report turned in to the league office by Vitt and Bucs coach Greg Schiano:
Out – T Zach Strief (ankle), FS Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), CB Corey White (knee), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), T Charles Brown (knee).
Questionable – FB Jed Collins (toe).
Questionable – DE Da’Quan Bowers (hamstring), CB LeQuan Lewis (knee).
Probable – DE Michael Bennett (shoulder), G Jamon Meredith (ankle), CB Anthony Gaitor (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (head).
– Sheldon Mickles