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New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (25) celebrates his touchdown reception in the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

CHARLOTTE — Kendre Miller's NFL debut will have to wait at least one more week.?

The New Orleans Saints rookie running back missed last week's game against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury, and he was questionable coming into Monday's game against the Carolina Panthers.?

Though the Saints worked Miller out before the game, he was among the six inactive players. Also inactive for the Saints are running back Kirk Merritt, receivers A.T. Perry and Lynn Bowden, offensive lineman Nick Saldiveri and defensive end Kyle Phillips.?

New Orleans is going into the matchup with two running backs active on game day: Jamaal Williams and practice squad call up Tony Jones.?

Special teams ace J.T. Gray, who missed last week's game with a shoulder injury and was questionable coming into the game, is active.?

Second-round pick Isaiah Foskey is making his NFL debut against the Panthers.?

Foskey was a healthy scratch last week, but he's being pushed into action after the Saints placed defensive end Payton Turner on injured reserve earlier this week with a turf toe injury.?

Email Luke Johnson at ljohnson@theadvocate.com.