We won’t have the complete list of pregame inactives for Saturday night’s game for a little while, but NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora has some big early news.
Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey, listed as questionable of the injury report, will be inactive because of his toe injury.
Brees loses one of his targets over the middle, but gets slot man Lance Moore back in the mix. Moore hasn’t played since Week Seven. After leading the Saints in receiving last year, Moore has only been healthy enough for 13 grabs this season.
While this is a heavily anticipated game in New Orleans, Saints coach Sean Payton smartly continues to be conservative with injured players.
Payton also sat a few borderline injury cases when the Saints hosted the Patriots. That decision worked out pretty well.