Saints’ Terron Armstead will start at left tackle against the Panthers

Saints head coach Sean Payton plans on starting rookie Terron Armstead at left tackle after benching Charles Brown.

“I think Terron has improved during the course of the season, taking scout team reps, and it’s time to see what he can do,” Payton said Wednesday morning, per NewOrleansSaints.com. “I visited with Charles this morning and of course he is disappoint but I’m sure he’ll handle this the right way and respond.

“There were a handful of things that happened in the game the other day that prohibited us from having success. This is one thing that I think is necessary right now for us.”

Armstead will have a tough task as he prepares to go up against one of the NFL’s best defensive lines on the road.