Having ruled out three players before Sunday’s home game against San Francisco (4-4), the Saints (4-4) also scratched the following four team members from the match-up shortly before kickoff: wide receiver Robert Meachem, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, tackle Nick Becton and guard/center Eric Olsen.
New Orleans announced Friday that running back Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) and linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle) would miss the contest against San Francisco with injuries.
Meachem (ankle) was also injured after having participated in Wednesday’s Saints practice. This will be the first game Meachem misses this season, and his spot will be occupied by third-year pro Nick Toon, who’s been a healthy inactive for all but one game this season.
Rookie Jean-Baptiste is a healthy scratch, as he has been often this season. Becton — who was signed from the Giants practice squad early in the week — and backup Olsen are also healthy scratches.
The Saints’ finalized list of inactives for the 49ers game means running back Mark Ingram (shoulder) and veteran tackle Zach Strief (chest) are active despite being questionable with injuries. The same is true for veteran center Jonathan Goodwin (knee/ankle), who had missed the past two games but will be available to play against a team with which he went to three NFC title games as well as a Super Bowl from 2011 to 2013.
Two other Saints listed on the final injury report prior to the 49ers game — tight end Jimmy Graham (shoulder) and wide receiver Kenny Stills (thigh) — are active.
For the 49ers, headlining inactives are starting linebackers Patrick Willis (hurt toe) and Dan Skuta (ankle). Both were questionable heading into the game.
The rest of the 49ers inactives are healthy: quarterback Josh Johnson, wide receiver Quinton Patton, cornerback Leon McFadden, safety L.J. McCray and guard/center Dillon Farrell.
New Orleans and San Francisco kick off at noon.