Friday, November 23, 2012
Saints may have to start rookie tackle
By Pat Yasinskas
It’s looking like the New Orleans Saints may have to start rookie Bryce Harris against San Francisco’s strong pass rush Sunday.
Zach Strief, the regular starter, is listed as questionable and practiced only on a limited basis all week. Charles Brown, who had been starting in Strief’s place, has been declared out with a knee injury. Cornerbacks Corey White (knee) Elbert Mack (concussion) and defensive end Junior Galette (ankle) also have been declared out for Sunday.
Without Mack and White, the Saints have only three healthy cornerbacks and might be forced to use safety Malcolm Jenkins there if there are any more injuries.
On a positive note, running back Darren Sproles is listed as probable and likely will get his first action since breaking his hand on Oct. 28 against the Broncos.
The Carolina Panthers don’t have to hand in a final injury report until Saturday because they play Monday night at Philadelphia. We previously updated the injury situations for Atlanta and Tampa Bay.