The New Orleans Saints have released their first official injury report of the season, and starting weak-side linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has been ruled out of Sunday's season-opener against the Oakland Raiders.
Ellerbe, who is battling a quad injury, has not played since before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Three other Saints are listed as questionable: left tackle Terron Armstead (knee/quad), wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) and tight end Chris Manhertz (head). Armstead and Thomas have been limited in practice this week; Manhertz has been a full participant.
The NFL's injury reporting rules have changed. During the offseason, the NFL eliminated the "probable" designation, limiting the choices a team has to questionable, doubtful and out.