RB Pierre Thomas will make his healthy return to the lineup today at home against the Rams.
The Saints have deactivated RB Julius Jones, so the backfield will feature a trio of Thomas, Reggie Bush, and Chris Ivory. The Saints placed another member of the committee, RB Ladell Betts, on injured reserve earlier this week.
Defensive backs Usama Young and Patrick Robinson are also inactive, meaning that CB Leigh Torrence and FS Darren Sharper are expected to play in lot of nickel situations.
Recently-signed linebackers Ramon Humber and Kawika Mitchell are inactive. Veteran TE Tory Humphrey is inactive, as are rookies DE Junior Galette and OT Charles Brown.
Former Saints FB Mike Karney is inactive for the Rams, as is CB Ronald Bartell who nearly signed with the Saints in the spring of 2009.
Karney is a healthy scratch for the Rams, who have all but removed him from the offensive gameplan.