Ellerbe (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Hau'oli Kikaha (ankle) is probable to return, but the Saints won't have any of Ellerbe, David Hawthorne (hamstring) and Ramon Humber (hamstring). Rookie Stephone Anthony is the only viable IDP option from the team's linebacking corps.
Hawthorne did not record a tackle in Thursday's game against the Falcons.
With the return of Dannell Ellerbe to the Saints' lineup, Hawthorne's playing time has dwindled, as he played only three snaps against the Falcons, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. So long as Ellerbe is healthy, Hawthorne is not worth owning in IDP leagues.
Brown (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
After he was contained to one limited practice last week, Brown received an inactive designation Sunday against Washington, and Cam Newton proceeded to have a career performance, tossing touchdown passes to five different receivers. Among those was rookie Devin Funchess, who turned eight targets into four receptions for 64 yards on a career-high snap count. If Brown returns to action Thursday in Dallas, he may have to operate under a reduction in his own snaps.
Ginn (knee) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.
Following a limited showing Monday, Ginn has seemingly erased any concern regarding his status for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Rookie second-rounder Devin Funchess has come on strong in recent weeks, but the speedy veteran hasn't been any worse for it, with his role unchanged throughout the season.
Tillman (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.
With Tillman on the shelf after missing two days of practice this week, look for Bene Benwikere to draw the start at cornerback opposite Josh Norman. This may leave the door open for Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense to target the second-year player in the passing attack.