The New Orleans Saints are gearing up to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their first NFC South clash of 2019. Unlike the first four weeks of the season, this is a noon kickoff. Two players were previously ruled out on the team’s final injury report on Friday, and here’s a look at the rest of the inactives for Week 5.
- QB Drew Brees (thumb)
- DE Trey Hendrickson (neck)
- DB Ken Crawley
- DB Saquan Hampton
- OL Nick Easton
- OL Ethan Greenidge
- WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey
Tre’Quan Smith returns to action for the Saints this week after battling an ankle injury, which should hopefully be a boost to the team’s passing attack. Mario Edwards Jr. and Will Clapp (hand) also return to the lineup after being inactive against the Cowboys last week.
Perhaps one of the biggest storylines to develop came on Saturday evening, as Drew Brees took to his personal Instagram account to post a video of him throwing footballs. Obviously, it’s not a full-size regulation football (shout out to Nerf), but it’s still incredible to see.
Drew Brees is on the comeback trail— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 6, 2019
(via @DrewBrees) pic.twitter.com/u0lbLgwLVP
Kickoff is right around the corner.