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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Injuries shape Saints' game-day roster

By Pat Yasinskas

BALTIMORE -- As we previously reported, New Orleans running back Chris Ivory will be inactive due to a hamstring injury. But Ivory isn’t the only name of note on the list of inactives.

Return man Courtney Roby and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove are injury-related inactives. It’s likely the Saints will use either Pierre Thomas or Lance Moore or a combination of the two to handle kickoff returns. Roby suffered head and neck injuries on a return last week.

Cornerback Patrick Robinson, the team’s first-round draft pick this year, also is inactive, but that’s not related to injuries. Robinson also was a healthy inactive last week and the Saints are just bringing him along slowly at a position where they are well stocked.

Safety Usama Young, linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, tackle Charles Brown and tight end David Thomas are also inactive.