Saints scratch Johnson, Bucs deactivate Barron

The New Orleans Saints have scratched reserve defensive lineman

Tom Johnson and reserve safety Isa Abdul-Quddus for Sunday’s

regular-season finale against Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers have deactivated safety Mark Barron, as well as

linebackers Dekoda Watson and Ka’Lial Glaud, all listed as

questionable on Friday. Barron had a hamstring injury, while Watson

had a groin strain and Glaud a knee injury.

Other than reserve linebacker Keyunta Dawson, who had a sore

calf, all players deactivated by New Orleans are healthy. Others

scratched included running back Travaris Cadet, receiver Nick Toon

and recently signed cornerback Terrence Frederick.

Buccaneers inactives included former Saints left guard Carl

Nicks, who’d already been ruled out with a foot injury, along with

fullback Ronnie Pryor and recently signed defensive lineman Scott


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