Saints vs. Panthers Week 18 Final Injury Report: Two starters ruled out

Saints, Paulson Adebo
Saints, Paulson Adebo / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are preparing for what promises to be an enthralling and exciting (read: meaningless) season finale in Week 18 against the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints released their final injury report for Week 18 on Friday and ruled out two starters. Cornerback Paulson Adebo will miss the final game of the season after he was held out of practice this week with a hamstring injury.

Expect rookie second-round pick Alontae Taylor to receive an opportunity to start opposite Marshon Lattimore after riding the bench a week ago. The Saints should be excited to get an extended look at Taylor who started eight games this season.

Left guard Andrus Peat has also been ruled out for Sunday's game with an ankle injury. The Saints elevated veteran Josh Andrews from the practice squad and it's likely he takes his place in the starting lineup. Andrews started in place of Peat last week and has started four games for the Saints this season.

Seven Saints players are also listed as questionable for Week 18. Safeties Justin Evans and Marcus Maye, tight end/quarterback Taysom Hill, offensive tackle James Hurst, tight end Juwan Johnson, offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk, and linebacker Ty Summers are all questionable.

With Hill and Johnson both questionable, the Saints elevated veteran tight end J.P. Holtz from the practice squad. Holtz has appeared in six games for the Saints this season but hasn't played since Week 9.

Below is a look at the final injury reports for both the Saints and Panthers in Week 18.

New Orleans Saints Week 18 Injury Report

  • OG Andrus Peat - OUT
  • CB Paulson Adebo - OUT
  • S Justin Evans - Questionable
  • S Marcus Maye - Questionable
  • TE/QB Taysom Hill - Questionable
  • TE Juwan Johnson - Questionable
  • OT James Hurst - Questionable
  • OT Ryan Ramczyk - Questionable
  • LB Ty Summers - Questionable

Carolina Panthers Week 18 Injury Report

  • DT Matthew Ioannidis - Questionable
  • S Marcus Maye - Questionable
  • RB D’Onta Foreman - Questionable
  • DE Brian Burns - Questionable