RB Pierre Thomas is inactive today despite another week of progress towards his recovery.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Thomas is a healthy scratch, and that Thomas has lost his starting job to Chris Ivory. Thomas will not be in uniform for his ninth straight game.
Also inactive for the Saints is RB Ladell Betts, rookie T Charles Brown, rookie DE Junior Galette, S Matt Giordano, newly-signed LB Ramon Humber, TE Tory Humphrey, CB Leigh Torrence.
Not on that list is TE Jeremy Shockey, who returns from a rib injury to find his starting job challenged by rookie TE Jimmy Graham.
The Saints have no emergency quarterback on the inactive list, having released third string QB Sean Canfield.
Ladell Betts is inactive after missing practice with a neck injury. LB Anthony Waters is active despite missing some time with an ankle injury during practice.