he Saints (10-2) travel to Tampa Bay Sunday to battle the Buccaneers (5-7), who defeated them back in week 1.

Since that matchup, the two teams have moved in different directions, with the Saints winning 10 in a row until last week, and the Bucs dealing with a rotation at quarterback, difficult losses and several injuries.

Both teams have some key players on today's injury report leading into Sunday's game.

The big positive for New Orleans is the return of starting left tackle Terron Armstead (pectoral), who told local media members today his hope and play is to play Sunday.

He was a limited participant in today's practice.

Starting Pro Bowl wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) didn't practice at all, but fans shouldn't be concerned yet. If he misses again tomorrow, then it could be a concern.

LP - limited participant             FP - full participant        DNP - did not practice/participate

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS INJURY REPORT

WR Michael Thomas Ankle DNP

T Ryan Ramczyk Shoulder LP

T Terron Armstead Pectoral LP

DT David Onyemata Hip LP

FB Zach Line Concussion FP

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS INJURY REPORT

CB Carlton Davis Knee DNP

CB M.J. Stewart Foot FP

T Demar Dotson Hamstring LP

WR DeSean Jackson Thumb DNP

S Justin Evans Toe DNP

CB Brent Grimes Knee FP

S Isaiah Johnson Concussion DNP

DT Gerald McCoy Ankle/Shoulder LP

DE Jason-Pierre Paul Knee DNP