NEW ORLEANS — With every player healthy heading into today’s game against Tampa Bay, coach Sean Payton had a full roster to choose from to give the Saints the best chance.
When the incactives were announced, in other words, there were no surprises.
Quarterback Ryan Griffin, defensive back Terrence Frederick, running back Travaris Cade, safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, linebacker Keyunta Dawson, receiver Nick Toon and defensive end Tom Johnson all are inactive.
Safety Rafael Bush is active for the first time since injuring his right ankle on Dec. 2 against Seattle. His health comes at a perfect time as the team will have to deal the rest of the way without Kenny Vaccaro, who broke his left fibula against Carolina a week ago.
Still, New Orleans will have a full arsenal of players to throw at Tampa Bay as it looks to secure a postseason berth with a win.
For Tampa Bay, safety Mark Barron, fullback Lonnie Pryor, linebacker Dekoda Watson, linebacker Ka’Lial Glaud, defensive end Scott Solomon, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and guard Carl Nicks are inactive.