Blount, McCoy inactive for Bucs vs. Saints

Running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy

are inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday against the New

Orleans Saints.

McCoy sprained his left ankle in last week’s loss to San

Francisco and Blount is sitting with an injured knee.

Starting linebacker Will Herring and offensive tackle Zach

Strief are inactive for the Saints. Herring is out with a hamstring

and Strief with a knee injury.

Receiver Sammie Stroughter, linebacker Zac Diles, tackles Derek

Hardman and James Lee, and tight end Luke Stocker are also out for

the Bucs.

Cornerback Johnny Patrick, lineman Matt Tennant, tight end David

Thomas, receiver Adrian Arrington and defensive end Jeff Charleston

round out the Saints’ inactive list.