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

Bay.

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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