Dixon left Saturday's preseason matchup with an apparent chest injury and is questionable to return, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.
In his NFL debut last week, Dixon tallied three tackles against Baltimore. The Washington product has taken reps at both cornerback and safety for Carolina in the early going, but with a lot of uncertainty surrounding Dixon and his injury, it remains to be seen if he'll be able to squeak onto the roster by preseason's end.
Johnson (Achilles) was placed on the Panthers' reserve/NFI list on Monday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Johnson also began training camp on the active/NFI list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair an Achilles injury suffered last season with the Patriots. Although no timetable was provided for his return, Johnson could theoretically resume playing after the first six weeks of the regular season.
According to head coach Sean Payton, Breaux (lower leg) is expected to return to action around the half-way point of the season, Christopher Dabe of NOLA.com reports.
Breaux hasn't taken the field since Week 1 when he injured his fibula. The Saints decided to keep the cornerback off of injured reserved, meaning he can return whenever he is healthy. Look for more updates to come in the next few weeks. Breaux will give New Orleans' secondary an extra boost, as they currently only have four healthy options at cornerback.
Ellerbe (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Ellerbe is still awaiting his season debut while he continues to recover from the quad injury. He wasn't able to practice at all this week, so it's difficult to pinpoint when exactly Ellerbe might be back.
Kruger (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Kruger picked up the back injury in the Saints' Week 4 win over the Chargers, and the bye week apparently didn't provide him with enough time to recover. With Kruger out, the Saints will look to Kasim Edebali and Darryl Tapp to provide some pass rushing from the defensive end spot opposite Cameron Jordan.
Lasco (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
Lasco has only logged 16 offensive snaps all season, but his 100 snaps on special teams are tied for third-most on the Saints. His versatility could eventually lead to more opportunities on offense, as he figures to stick around on the roster.
Moore made nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Moore signed with the Saints just before Week 1 -- his fourth team in seven seasons -- and started at cornerback in his debut against the Giants. In 2014 and 2015, Moore made 46 and 45 tackles for the Cowboys and Buccaneers, respectively. With Delvin Breaux out for at least six weeks and P.J. Williams suffering a potentially serious injury in Week 2, Moore should continue to start for the Saints and be a decent source for tackles in IDP leagues.
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.