Ivory, Vilma, Manningham inactive Monday night

The Saints have scratched running back Chris Ivory and

linebacker Jon Vilma for Monday night’s game against the Giants,

while New York has deactivated receiver Mario Manningham.

Ivory is a healthy scratch. Coach Sean Payton had said he might

only play three of his top four running backs against the Giants.

Ivory, who has played in only two games since returning from the

physically unable to perform list in midseason, was the odd man


Vilma had been struggling with his left knee and practiced off

and on the past week. He is missing his third straight game.

The Giants have said Manningham has a sore knee. He had been

listed as questionable on Friday.