Saints News, 9/6/13: Foster, Abdul Quddus Ruled Out For Sunday Falcons Matchup


Only Glenn Foster (ankle) and Isa Abdul Quddus (ankle) are listed as out. Nine players are listed as probable: Martez Wilson (elbow), Marques Colston (foot), Nick Toon (chest), Junior Galette (hamstring), Travaris Cadet (foot), Zach Strief (back), Jahri Evans (back), Kevin Reddick (shoulder) and Terron Armstead (stomach). The Falcons listed three players as questionable and two as probable for Sunday's game. Linebacker Stephen Nicholas (thigh), cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh) and receiver Roddy White (ankle) are the questionable players; kicker Matt Bryant (back) and center Joe Hawley (illness) are the two players listed as probable.



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