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Saints LB Shanle the lone healthy regular deactivated as New Orleans hosts unbeaten Falcons

The New Orleans Saints have scratched veteran linebacker Scott Shanle for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons.

The decision on Shanle was the only one by either team affecting a healthy regular. The Saints already had ruled out running back Darren Sproles with a broken left hand, right tackle Zach Strief with a left groin injury, defensive end Junior Galette with a sore left ankle and special teams regular Courtney Roby with a left shoulder injury. Other inactives include cornerback Elbert Mack and defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker.

Atlanta had previously ruled out linebacker Sean Weatherspoon with a right ankle injury, safety Charles Mitchell a calf strain and receiver Kevin Cone with a groin pull. Other Falcons inactives include guard Phillipkeith Manley, offensive tackle Lamar Holmes and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

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