METAIRIE, La. — Five of the six players who have been listed on New Orleans’ injury report have been listed as out for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, including two offensive tackles, leaving the Saints dangerously thin at the position.
Zach Strief (right ankle) and Charles Brown (left knee) both didn’t practice Friday and are out. Also deemed out after not practicing this week is running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) and Corey White (right knee).
Only fullback Jed Collins (toe), who was limited on Friday after not practicing Wednesday and Thursday, is listed as questionable.
With Strief and Brown out, the Saints will enter the Bucs game with just Jermon Bushrod and Will Robinson as healthy tackles. Eric Olsen is the only backup lineman, as of now, who will be active for the game.