NEW ORLEANS — For the first time in nearly a month, the Saints will have use of running back Darren Sproles.
And after missing the Saints' games against Philadelphia, Atlanta and Oakland, he’s back just in time. In January, when the Saints last played the 49ers, Sproles was as dynamic as he has ever been, catching 15 passes for 118 yards while returning five total kicks for a combined 52 yards.
On the other hand, tackle Zach Strief is inactive after being questionable on Friday. The Saints (5-5) will start Bryce Harris as right tackle with newly acquired tackle Will Robinson his backup.
The Saints likely will use Eric Olsen as a tackle eligible to help give Harris aid against San Francisco’s formidable front seven.
Linebacker Scott Shanle is inactive as is defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker.
Tackle Charles Brown (right knee), cornerback Corey White (left knee), defensive end Junior Galette (left ankle) and cornerback Elbert Mack (concussion) all were listed as out on Friday.