If the Saints are going to get their first win of the season Sunday night against the Chargers, they’re going to have to do it without one of their main receiving threats.
Wide receiver Lance Moore has already been ruled out with a hamstring strain, according to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Moore’s tied for second on the team in receiving yards, and takes away a downfield component they could use.
Defensive end Turk McBride (ankle), linebacker David Hawthorne (hamstring) and running back Travaris Cadet (shoulder) have also been ruled out.
Safety Roman Harper (hip), linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck) and wide receiver Joseph Morgan (knee) are all listed as questionable after being limited in practice Friday.
Saints coach Aaron Kromer responded to the growing list of injured players by going without pads in practice for the second week in a row.