RB Ivory active, LB Casillas out for Saints

Saints running back Chris Ivory is active for the first time

this season against San Diego on Sunday night, but New Orleans

scratched linebacker Jonathan Casillas, who had been limited by a

neck injury and was listed as questionable late in the week.

Ivory was the Saints’ leading rusher in 2010 but the Saints have

struggled to find room for him on game day with Pierre Thomas,

Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram also in the lineup.

This week, Lance Moore (right hamstring), running back Travaris

Cadet (right shoulder), defensive end Turk McBride (left ankle) and

linebacker David Hawthorne (right hamstring) already had been ruled


San Diego was without kicker Nate Kaeding (right groin), who’d

been ruled out earlier. San Diego’s other inactives included former

LSU safety Brandon Taylor.