Saints rule out S Roman Harper; G Jahri Evans is questionable

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) grinds out some third quarter yards as he is hit by Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore (25) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) grinds out some third quarter yards as he is hit by Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore (25) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

Ingram is questionable, and Quddus is out

New Orleans Saints safeties Roman Harper (knee) and Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle) have been ruled out of Sunday’s home game against the 1-1 Arizona Cardinals, the team said Friday. They sat out team drills at practice since Wednesday.

Running back Mark Ingram (toe) and right guard Jahri Evans (hamstring) are questionable after missing three straight days of team drills. Other questionable players for the Saints (2-0) are DT Brodrick Bunkley (calf), DE Tom Johnson (hamstring), DE Tyrunn Walker (knee) and DE Glenn Foster (ankle). Bunkley and Johnson were also held out of team drills since Wednesday. Walker was limited in team drills since Wednesday, and Foster was limited on Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday.

Should the Saints decide to sit Evans on Sunday, that would end his streak of 122 consecutive starts, including the postseason. He has not missed a game since New Orleans picked him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft.

Evans’ streak of 114 regular-season starts is tied for the third-longest among active NFL players, behind Washington linebacker London Fletcher (201) and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (137) and the same as New York Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals on Friday ruled out linebacker Kevin Minter after he missed three days of practice. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (toe) participated in team drills on Friday after missing them on Wednesday and Thursday, and they are questionable for Sunday.

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