January 3, 2010

Regular Season Exhibition Game

The Saints want to finish strong with the players on the field. But that doesn't mean that they're going to risk the franchise in a meaningless regular season finale.

Drew Brees is dressed today, but won't play. He's the emergency quarterback.

Inactive and in street clothes: DT Sedrick Ellis (knee), WR Lance Moore (ankle), WLB Scott Shanle (concussion), FS Darren Sharper (knee), TE David Thomas (calf), RB Pierre Thomas (ribs), S Usama Young (sports hernia).

Second year Marvin Mitchell and rookie Jonathan Casillas start at middle and weakside linebacker, among other new starters.

With wind chill, the temperature on the field is in the 20s, a frigid finale. Look for RB Lynell Hamilton to get the bulk of the action, including many handoffs from undrafted rookie QB Chase Daniel.

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