New Orleans Saints defensive end Tyrunn Walker, nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley, and safety Isa Abdul-Quddus will sit out Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with injuries, the team said Friday.
Safety Roman Harper didn’t practice on Friday with a knee problem, and defensive end Glenn Foster (ankle) didn’t either. They are listed as questionable, the Saints (1-0) said.
Walker hurt his knee, and Bunkley hurt his calf in the 23-17 Week 1 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Foster and Quddus both tweaked their ankles in the preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins and sat out the contest versus Atlanta.
Walker, Bunkley and Quddus missed all of the practices in preparation for Tampa Bay. Foster participated on Wednesday in a limited capacity.
Harper practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Saints didn’t elaborate on the issue with his knee.
Others who were limited for Friday’s practice and are questionable on Sunday are: defensive end Akiem Hicks (knee), cornerback Corey White (undisclosed illness), defensive end Tom Johnson (foot) cornerback Patrick Robinson (foot), cornerback Jabari Greer (back) and linebacker Curtis Lofton (knee).
Five players named on the Saints’ injury report who fully participated in Friday’s session are linebacker Martez Wilson (elbow), wide receiver Marques Colston (foot), linebacker Junior Galette (hamstring), tackle Zach Strief (neck) and guard Jahri Evans (back).
Meanwhile, for Tampa Bay (0-1), cornerback Michael Adams (knee) and tight end Tom Crabtree (ankle) have been ruled out. Guard Carl Nicks (foot) and cornerback Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) are questionable, and running back Erik Lorig (calf) and defensive end Adrian Clayborn (hip) are probable.