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Saturday, January 3, 2009
LaBoy, Anderson named inactive

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals and Falcons will be without a couple of pass rushers for their wild-card game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Cardinals defensive end Bertrand Berry will start in place of Travis LaBoy, who will miss a third consecutive game after suffering an ankle injury.

LaBoy was among the players Arizona named inactive moments ago. Tight end Leonard Pope, cornerback Eric Green, offensive lineman Elliot Vallejo, offensive lineman Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Alan Branch and receiver Early Doucet are also inactive for Arizona. Brian St. Pierre is the third quarterback.

Stephen Spach and Ben Patrick are the tight ends for Arizona. Gabe Watson should be rested at nose tackle after sitting out the regular-season finale. Having him active meant placing Branch on the inactive list. Also, with Anquan Boldin back in the lineup, the Cardinals named Doucet among their inactive players.

Inactive for the Falcons: cornerback Glenn Sharpe, safety Eric Brock, linebacker Tony Gilbert, tackle Wayne Gandy, center Alex Stepanovich, tackle Quinn Ojinnaka and defensive end Jamaal Anderson. Anderson's status is most significant. Chauncey Davis starts in place of Anderson.

In another lineup change, Todd Weiner will start at left tackle for the Falcons in place of rookie Sam Baker, who has been injured. Weiner began his career with Seattle in 1998. He's a smart and experienced player. but also an older one. We'll have to see if the Cardinals can get pressure around the edge on his side.