Saints scratch Armstead, Colston; Falcons activate Jones

The New Orleans Saints have scratched starting left tackle Terron Armstead and all-time receiver Marques Colston for Thursday night's game against Atlanta.

Falcons star receiver Julio Jones, who has been nursing a hamstring injury, is active.

Colston injured his right shoulder last weekend in Philadelphia, while Armstead missed last week's game with knee soreness, and like Colston was listed as doubtful on Wednesday.

Jones, who has not missed a game this season, has played the past two games with his injury.

Linebacker Justin Durant (elbow) and center Mike Person (ankle) already had been ruled out by Atlanta, as were Saints guard Tim Lelito (shoulder), punter Thomas Morstead (right quadriceps) and cornerback Damian Swann (concussion).

New Orleans also scratched defensive end Obum Gwacham and quarterback Garrett Grayson.

Atlanta also scratched receiver Justin Hardy, safety Charles Godfrey, defensive end Malliciah Goodman, offensive tackle Bryce Harris, and cornerback Dezmen Southward.



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