Pruitt (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the Panthers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Pruitt was limited during practice all week, and after evaluating him Sunday morning, team trainers evidently determined that the tight end wasn't ready to go. Since he's the No. 3 option on the depth chart behind Kyle Rudolph and Rhett Ellison, Pruitt won't see many snaps even once he returns to active status.
Henicke will start the regular season on the non-football injury list, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.
Heinicke was originally given a timetable of three months for a return when he had surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle. Placement on the NFI list to start the season means that he'll miss at least the first six games, which he likely would've anyway.
Ellerbe (quadriceps =) is questionable to play in Week 3.
Ellerbe hasn't played in either of the Saints' first two games of the season due to a lingering quad injury. If he's unable to play yet again, Craig Robertson figures to be in line for another game of extensive action.
Snead (toe) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.
Snead logged a limited practice session on Saturday after failing to participate on both Thursday and Friday. If he's ultimately cleared to play, a matchup against a Falcons defense that has allowed a league-worst 74 percent completion rate to opposing QBs will await.
Vaccaro seemed healthy in Week 2's loss to the Giants, as he recorded nine tackles, but has since gone down with an ankle injury. The specifics are still unknown, but look for more information to be released as Sunday approaches. If the safety is ultimately ruled out, look for veteran Roman Harper to start.
The Saints released Brown (calf) with an injury settlement Thursday, removing him from injured reserve, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Brown joined the Saints in May, adding a veteran presence to a receiving corps lacking in experience. However, he failed his pre-training camp physical due to a strained calf, which will bring his brief tenure in New Orleans to a close. The severity of the injury will likely determine when he receives a chance with another organization.