The Saints and Panthers will both be without their starting tailbacks on Sunday.
On Carolina’s side, running back DeAngelo Williams headlines the eight-man inactives list
. Williams is battling a sprained left foot.
Joining Williams in street clothes: Defensive tackle Andre Neblett, newly acquired linebacker Jason Williams, defensive back C.J. Wilson, offensive tackle Jeff Otah, and wide receivers Devin Thomas and Armanti Edwards.
Tony Pike is the Panthers’ emergency, third quarterback.
Reggie Bush is inactive on New Orleans’ side. It was expected, as Bush is not due back until after the Saints’ Week Ten bye.
Also “down” for the Saints: Running back Pierre Thomas, safety Pierson Prioleau, cornerback Patrick Robinson, linebacker JoLonn Dunbar, offensive tackle Charles Brown, tight end Tory Humphrey, and defensive end Junior Galette.