Here's who's likely out, still questionable for Saints' game vs. Giants _lowres

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton yells at an official in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots in New Orleans, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)


The Saints will be without at least one linebacker against the Giants, and possible another.

The team has ruled out David Hawthorne with a hamstring injury and listed Dannell Ellerbe (hip) as doubtful. If both players are unable to play, it’s likely Ramon Humber will start at weakside linebacker.

Ellerbe did not practice Friday.

The Saints also listed Keenan Lewis as questionable. He was limited Friday.

Among other injuries, cornerback Damian Swann (concussion), offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee), wide receiver Marques Colston, defensive tackle Kevin Williams and guard Mike McGlynn are all probable.