Saints Injury Report: Brandin Cooks clears concussion protocol, probable Sunday


Brandin Cooks, who missed New Orleans Saints practice Thursday with a listed concussion, is probable to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after clearing protocol.

The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have both released their final injury reports of the week with player statuses for Sunday’s NFC South showdown.  While the Bucs (6-6) are fighting for a playoff berth, New Orleans is just trying to simply beat a division opponent and end a four-game losing streak.

Saints Friday Injury Report: 

DT John Jenkins (Concussion) – Did not practice, OUT
G Jahri Evans (Ankle) – Did not practice, OUT
WR Brandin Cooks (Concussion) – Limited, Probable
OT Terron Armstead (Knee) – Limited, Probable
OT Zach Strief (Shoulder) – Limited, Probable
CB Delvin Breaux (Hamstring) – Limited, Probable
CB Brian Dixon (Abdomen) – Limited, Probable
LB Dannell Ellerbe (Hip) – Limited, Probable
WR Willie Snead (Calf) – Limited, Probable
DE Bobby Richardson (Hamstring) – Full participant, Probable
WR Marques Colston (Not injury related) – Full participant, Probable

Buccaneers Friday Injury Report:

DE Jacquies Smith (Hamstring) – Did not practice, OUT
DE George Johnson (Calf) – Limited, Doubtful
LB Lavonte David (Ankle) – Limited, Questionable
DT Gerald McCoy (Hand) – Limited, Questionable
WR Vincent Jackson (Knee) – Full participant, Probable
G Logan Mankins (Not injury related) – Full participant, Probable
CB Jude Abjei-Barimah (Elbow) – Full participant, Probable
LB Bruce Carter (Concussion) – Full participant, Probable
T Gosder Cherilus (Knee) – Full participant, Probable
DE William Gholston (Concussion) – Full participant, Probable

Jahri Evans and John Jenkins are officially out for the Saints, but it’s good to see names like Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Delvin Breaux all listed as probable to play.  Even Dannell Ellerbe looks to finally return after missing the past five games.  New Orleans travels to Tampa Bay for a 12:00 PM CST meeting.