It was a mild surprise Saints RB Reggie Bush will miss his second game with knee swelling. More surprising is that despite optimism and limited practice time, starting cornerback Jabari Greer was also deactivated.
Both Saints starting cornerbacks, Tracy Porter and Greer, are inactive.
The Saints also deactivated fullback Kyle Eckel, so the team will go with three runningbacks only: Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell and Lynell Hamilton. Tight ends David Thomas and Darnell Dinkins are expected to see time at fullback.
Also inactive are LB Jonathan Casillas, K Garrett Hartley, WR Lance Moore, DT DeMario Pressley.