Inactive for the Saints are: WR Adrian Arrington, rookie TE Darnell Dinkins, CB Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), TE Tory Humphrey, G Jamar Nesbit, DE Paul Spicer, LB Anthony Waters.
The Saints are gambling big-time that TE Jeremy Shockey is healthy enough with foot and knee injuries to make it through the game. With Dinkins and Humphrey both in street clothes, only Shockey and David Thomas remain at available tight end. Should Shockey not be able to finish, the Saints would be forced to remove all 2TE formations from their lineup, or try to put 5'11, 237 pound FB Kyle Eckel there.
Rookie CB Jenkins was the only player in doubt this week with injuries who ended up being unavailable. Shockey, FS Darren Sharper (knee) and WR Robert Meachem (ankle) were also limited but are active and expected to start.
QB Chase Daniel is dressed as the emergency quarterback for the Saints.
Inactive for the Vikings are C Jon Cooper, DT Letroy Guion, WR Jaymar Johnson, LB J Leman, TE Garrett Mills, CB Karl Paymah, RB Albert Young. QB Sage Rosenfels is dressed as the emergency quarterback. Rookie WR Percy Harvin, despite suffering from migraine headaches this week and missing practice, is active.