Saints list no surprise inactives v. Panthers

New Orleans Saints line up for the National Anthem in the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Show caption
New Orleans Saints line up for the National Anthem in the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Saints did not list any surprise inactives ahead of their kickoff against Carolina at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night.

DE Glenn Foster (ankle), DE/OLB Keyunta Dawson (calf) and S Rafael Bush (ankle) will miss the game with injuries, the Saints (9-3) said. All three missed practice this week and were listed as questionable.

No. 3 QB Ryan Griffin, backup CB Trevin Wade, backup T Terron Armstead and backup WR Nick Toon are healthy scratches for the Saints.

For Carolina (9-3), WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Norman, RB Kenjon Barner, LB Jordan Senn, G Chris Scott and DE Frank Alexander are inactive.

Scott was ruled out with a knee injury. Senn had been doubtful with a hurt hamstring.

Whichever team wins the contest Sunday night will take a one-game lead in the NFC South with three dates left to play. The Saints face Carolina on the road on Dec. 22.