Saints scratch Ingram, Nicholas out for Falcons

The New Orleans Saints have scratched running back Mark Ingram

and linebacker Jonathan Casillas for Monday night’s game against

Atlanta, while the Falcons have scratched starting linebacker

Stephen Nicholas.

Ingram, who has a toe injury on his left foot, and Casillas, who

has a sore right knee, both sat out practice all week and had been

listed as doubtful.

Nicholas, who played last week, has a toe injury that kept him

out of practice. He’d been listed as doubtful and Mike Peterson

will start for him.

Atlanta has also scratched cornerback Kelvin Hayden, who has

been sidelined with a toe injury.

Saints defensive end Turk McBride, who has been practicing as he

tried to come back from a left ankle injury, has been deactivated

for a sixth straight game.