Dec 30, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) scrambles out to the sidelines looking for a receiver against the Carolina Panthers during second half of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints 44-38. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Some new faces line the injury report for the New Orleans Saints as the team prepares to take on the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South battle on Sunday Night Football.
Perhaps the biggest name on the report is offensive tackle Zach Strief, who the team will seriously need against an elite Carolina defense. ESPN’s Mike Triplett has the full report:
"Although the New Orleans Saints didn’t practice on Wednesday, they were required to submit a projected injury report. Five players were listed as “Did Not Practice” – offensive tackle Zach Strief (ankle), defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (ankle), defensive end Glenn Foster (knee), outside linebacker Keyunta Dawson (calf) and safety Rafael Bush (ankle)."
It is still early in the week, but a team never wants to see quality depth on the defensive side of things on the report. However, most important is the injury to Strief. Bryce Harris is an adequate backup, but that is not a risk the team should be comfortable taking against the Panthers.
Stay turned for more updates as they are announced.
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