October 2, 2011

Both teams shuffling O-lines in Jax

Both the Saints and Jaguars are going into today's game at EverBank Field with major changes on the offensive line.

The Saints are starting Brian de la Puente and Charles Brown at center and right tackle, in place of injured C Olin Kreutz and RT Zach Strief.

The Jaguars are moving Guy Whimper from right to left tackle, Eben Britton from left guard to right tackle, and rookie Will Rackley at left guard.

The Saints will enjoy the healthy returns of three starters: MLB Jonathan Vilma, CB Tracy Porter and WR Marques Colston.

Also active, for the first time as a Saint, is free agent addition DT Tom Johnson, who has been out with a calf injury since early in preseason.

A number of Saints, including Pierre Thomas and Lance Moore, are wearing pink shoes in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Inactive for the Saints: Strief (right knee), Kreutz (left knee), SLB Will Herring (hamstring), rookie SLB Martez Wilson (stinger), TE David Thomas (concussion), WR Adrian Arrington, DE Jeff Charleston.

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