Most surprising on the Saints' pre-game inactives list is DT Kendrick Clancy. Clancy has been improving from a knee injury and had practice through the week.
DT Remi Ayodele is expected to start again in Clancy's place.
TE Darnell Dinkins, who had made good progress coming back from his ankle injury, has also been listed as inactive.
Its a big game for Jeremy Shockey, who is one of two active tight ends on the roster with David Thomas. Shockey is playing again his original team, the Giants, who traded him to the Saints in the summer of 2008. Shockey has been named a team captain for this game.
Along with Clancy, inactives are TE Darnell Dinkins, K Garrett Hartley, CB Leigh Torrence, LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, C Nick Leckey and RB Lynell Hamilton. QB Chase Daniel is inactive but dressed and listed as the emergency quarterback.