As they did against Minnesota, the Saints are going with two tight ends. The Saints are gambling that TE Jeremy Shockey remains healthy enough to contribute and help block with foot and knee injuries. 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.
Colts: DE Ervin Baldwin, TE Colin Cloherty, T Michael Toudouze, DT John Gill, WR Sam Giguere, DT Fili Moala, OL Mike Pollack and K Adam Vinatieri.
Star DE Dwight Freeney is active despite a third degree ankle sprain.
According to the NFL Network, Saints HC Sean Payton asked Bill Parcells to speak to his team pre-game. Parcells, Payton's mentor and current Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Dolphins, declined, not wanting to appear to slight the Colts because Parcells is still in the league.
Ex-Saints Michael Lewis and Deuce McAllister are expected to be with the Saints on the sideline, among others.