Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco.
Martin was seemingly on track to practice for the first time since he injured his hamstring in Week 2, but he then suffered a setback at some point last week, leaving him without a clear timetable to return. With Charles Sims (knee) also out of the picture, Jacquizz Rodgers is set to handle a heavy three-down workload in Sunday's favorable matchup against the leaky San Francisco run defense. Peyton Barber and Antone Smith will provide depth.
McCoy is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers, but on a potentially limited basis, Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports.
McCoy will be active Week 7 barring any pregame setbacks, but coach Dirk Koetter intends on monitoring the snap count of his top defensive tackle. John Hughes and Akeem Spence figure to see additional reps in the middle.
McDonald (hamstring) will not play against the 49ers on Sunday.
McDonald was able to return to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but will be held out due to the lingering nature of hamstring injuries. However, he appears to have an optimistic chance of returning next week. Akeem Spence will get the start on Sunday as his replacement.
Shorts (hamstring) is expected to start at wide receiver opposite Mike Evans during Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Despite Shorts being listed as questionable heading into the weekend, coach Dirk Koetter plans to fill Vincent Jackson's (knee) vacancy in the starting lineup with Shorts. This would leave Adam Humphries and Russell Shepard as the No. 3 and No. 4 options at wide receiver, while tight end Cameron Brate also figures to play a role in the passing game.
James (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, ESPN reports.
Following a three-year stint with the Bucs, the team decided to part ways with James due to a vague injury he can't seem to overcome. In the wake of his release, Tampa Bay promoted rookie Peyton Barber from the practice squad and plucked Jacquizz Rodgers off the free agent market.
Bell (concussion) reached an injury settlement with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Bell suffered a concussion in Week 4's preseason finale against the Redskins, leaving him on the sidelines for an extended amount of time. The team decided to part ways with wideout instead of holding him on IR for the year.
Anthony (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
A late-week addition to the injury report, Anthony likely get hurt at practice either Thursday or Friday. It's not much of a loss for the Saints, as last year's second-round selection has only played 55 defensive snaps all year.
Breaux (lower leg) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
This is an unsurprising move, as Breaux has been expected to return to the field around the season's halfway point. While a return could be around the corner for the 26-year-old, he will be sidelined at list one more week.
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.
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.