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Final Official Saints-Falcons Injury Report

Charles Brown (#71) will be given the opportunity to step into the starting lineup on the Saints offensive line (Photo: Parker Waters).Charles Brown (#71) will be given the opportunity to step into the starting lineup on the Saints offensive line (Photo: Parker Waters).

The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons released their final official injury reports Friday ahead of Sunday's game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Four Saints will sit out including starting right tackle Zach Strief, who suffered a groin injury in the second half of a 28-13 New Orleans win over the Philadelphia Eagles this past Monday night.

Charles Brown will make his first start of the season in place of Strief, Saints interim coach Joe Vitt announced.

Strief was in Philadelphia earlier this week being seen by Dr. William Meyers, who has performed sports hernia surgery on other Saints players.

“I don’t know if that’s a sports hernia,” Vitt said. “I don’t know if that’s a groin injury. He’s due back today at five o’clock. I’ll get filled in on exactly where he is when he gets back. But he won’t play in this game.”

Vitt also said that Turk McBride would see increased playing time with Gallette's absence.

Darren Sproles will sit out a second straight game as he continues to recover from hand surgery. The dynamic running back and return man is expected to miss up to six weeks.

The unbeaten Falcons had declared two players out for the NFC South showdown on Thursday including linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Wide receiver Kevin Cone and safety Charles Mitchell will also be unavailable Sunday.

A key pair of defensive tackles for Atlanta - Jonathan Babineaux and Peria Jerry - are listed as questionable.


Galette, Junior DE Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Hawthorne, David LB Hamstring FP FP FP FULL
Roby, Courtney WR Shoulder DNP DNP DNP OUT
Sproles, Darren RB Hand DNP DNP DNP OUT
Strief, Zach T Groin DNP DNP DNP OUT


Abraham, John DE Elbow FP FP FP Probable
Babineaux, Jonathan DT Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Baker, Sam T Ankle LP FP FP Probable
Cone, Kevin WR Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Douglas, Harry WR Ankle LP LP FP Probable
Jerry, Peria DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable
McClain, Robert CB Hip - - LP Questionable
Mitchell, Charles S Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Owens, Chris CB Heel - - LP Questionable
Samuel, Asante CB Hip LP FP FP Probable
Snelling, Jason RB Illness DNP FP FP Probable
Weatherspoon, Sean LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
  • Practice Status
  • DNP = Did not participate in practice
  • LP = Limited Participation in Practice - Less than 100% of a player's normal repetitions
  • FP = Full Participation - 100% of a player's normal repetitions
  • Out = Player will not play
  • (-) = Not Listed = No practice status available
  • Game Status
  • Out = Player will not play
  • Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
  • Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
  • Probable = 75% chance a player will play
  • (-) = Not Listed - No game status available



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