Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine is inactive for the Buccaneers’ game
against the New Orleans Saints because of a thigh injury. He is
being replaced by third-year pro Jeremy Zuttah.
Faine was injured during last week’s 24-21 win at Cincinnati and
is expected to be sidelined several weeks.
With Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas still out with injuries,
Ladell Betts starts at running back for the Saints.
The remainder of Tampa Bay’s inactives are quarterback Rudy
Carpenter, running backs LeGarrette Blount and Kregg Lumpkin,
cornerback Elbert Mack, fullback Chris Pressley, receiver Maurice
Stovall and defensive end Kyle Moore.
New Orleans’ inactives include cornerbacks Randall Gay and Tracy
Porter, linebacker Scott Shanie, tackle Charles Brown, tight end
Tory Humphrey and defensive end Junior Galette.