TE Walker inactive for 49ers

Tight end Delanie Walker is among the inactives for the San

Francisco 49ers in their playoff game against the New Orleans

Saints.

Walker, whose versatility made him valuable to coach Jim

Harbaugh all season, had been listed as questionable for Saturday’s

game but wasn’t expected to play for the Niners (13-3) because of a

broken jaw he sustained Dec. 24 at Seattle. He is still hoping to

return if San Francisco advances to the NFC championship game next

weekend, though he has been limited to conditioning and no football

activities.

Many of the Niners’ injured players used the bye week to get

healthy after earning the NFC’s No. 2 seed.

Wide receiver Lance Moore is out with an injured left hamstring

for New Orleans (14-3).