Saints without 7 assistants vs. Panthers due to virus protocols
Jim Chaney, Declan Doyle, Phil Galiano, Curtis Johnson, Brendan Nugent, Dan Roushar, and Joel Thomas will all miss the contest. Galiano serves as the assistant special teams coach, while the other six coaches work on the offensive side of the ball.
The Saints knew earlier in the week that they might be shorthanded against the Panthers following several positive tests.
Head coach Sean Payton said before the season that his entire staff is vaccinated against COVID-19.