NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints activated 46-year-old John Carney for Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers and scratched running back Pierre Thomas and safety Roman Harper from the lineup.
Carney signed with the Saints on Tuesday, two days after Garrett Hartley missed a 29-yard overtime field goal in a loss to Atlanta. Hartley remains on the roster but was scratched against Carolina. Ladell Betts was slated to start for Thomas, who hurt his left ankle in last week's loss. Pierson Prioleau was replacing Harper, who strained his right hamstring last week.
The Panthers deactivated tackle Jeff Otah.