Saints Injury Report: Hau’oli Kikaha, Dannell Ellerbe ruled out against Titans


The New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans have released their final injury reports of the week ahead of Sunday’s meeting in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and a growing concern is beginning to surround linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who has officially been ruled out, as well as linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha.

Saints Friday Injury Report

LB Dannell Ellerbe (Hip) – Did not practice, OUT
CB Damian Swann (Concussion) – Did not practice, OUT
LB Ramon Humber (Hamstring) – Did not practice, OUT
LB Hau’oli Kikaha (Ankle) – Did not practice, OUT
QB Luke McCown (Back) – Did not practice, OUT
CB Delvin Breaux (Not injury related) – Did not practice, Probable
WR Willie Snead (Knee) – Limited, Probable
LT Terron Armstead (Knee) – Limited, Probable
LB David Hawthorne (Hamstring) – Full participant, Probable
CB Keenan Lewis (Hip) – Full participant, Probable
OT Andrus Peat (Knee) – Full participant, Probable

Titans Friday Injury Report

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Hamstring) – Did not practice, OUT
WR Kendall Wright (Knee) – Did not practice, OUT
CB Jason McCourty (Groin) – Did not practice, Questionable
LB Derrick Morgan (Ankle) – Limited, Probable
CB Perrish Cox (Hamstring) – Full participant, Probable
WR Harry Douglas (Ribs) – Full participant, Probable
QB Marcus Mariota (Knee) – Full participants, Probable

Without Dannell Ellerbe, Hau’oli Kikaha and Ramon Humber, the Saints will be incredibly thin at the linebacker position.  Luckily, they’re hosting a weak Titans offense.  Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named the starter for Tennessee after missing the past few games with a knee injury.  The Saints have had problems containing rookie quarterbacks in the past.  New Orleans’ defense will look to stop those woes Sunday when they host the Titans at 12:00 PM CST.