Week 14 inactives for the late games are in, and the New Orleans Saints are going to be without three key starters for their NFC South matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Center Max Unger (foot), wide receiver Michael Thomas (foot), and linebacker Craig Robertson (shoulder) are all out.
In addition to those players, the Saints will be without Shiloh Keo (hamstring), Marcus Murphy, the recently promoted Jack Allen, and the newly acquired Travis Feeney. It does mean that Terron Armstead (knee/quad) and Mark Ingram (toe/knee) will play, as they have been on the team’s injury report for the week.
Expect more reps for Brandon Coleman and Stephone Anthony, and Tim Lelito to start at center. The Saints are already missing safety Kenny Vaccaro, who was dropped his four-game suspension appeal. So, Dennis Allen is missing his top two tacklers. Should the Saints emerge victorious somehow, it would likely be viewed as an early Christmas miracle.