FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons will be without starting guard Andy Levitre against the Saints on Thursday night. Ben Garland will fill on for Levitre and get the start at left guard.
Rookie tight end Eric Saubert has also been ruled out.
Atlanta (7-5) will have cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Brian Poole back in the lineup against Drew Brees and the Saints (9-3). The two corners missed Atlanta's previous game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Having Trufant and Poole back against the Saints will be key as New Orleans has the No. 3 scoring offense in the league that averages 29.4 points per game.
Update on the Saints
As for the Saints, guard Andrus Peat is the only player ruled out and five players are questionable: Terron Armstead, Trey Hendricks, Mark Ingram, Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams.
An 8:30 p.m. kickoff is scheduled for Thursday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.