Saints scratch Shanle, McBride; Bucs scratch Lewis

The New Orleans Saints have scratched two healthy veterans who
were regulars earlier this season, linebacker Scott Shanle and
defensive end Turk McBride, for Sunday’s game against Tampa

Shanle is missing his fifth straight game and McBride his second
straight. New Orleans’ other healthy scratches are reserve tight
end Michael Higgins and reserve defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker.
Several injured Saints, running back Chris Ivory (hamstring), right
tackle Zach Strief (right ankle) and cornerback Corey White (left
knee), already had been ruled out.

Tampa Bay deactivated cornerback LeQuan Lewis (left knee), who
had been listed as questionable, and scratched six other healthy
players: running back Michael Smith, linebacker Najee Goode, guard
Roger Allen, receiver David Douglas, defensive tackle Corey Irvin
and defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo.

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