NEW ORLEANS -- As we expected, all three injured Minnesota players will be in uniform Sunday for the NFC Championship Game. Defensive linemen Ray Edwards (knee) and Kevin Williams (knee), along with receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin, are all active.
For New Orleans, the biggest name on the inactive list is cornerback Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), who missed the entire week of practice. Randall Gay will be the nickelback, and my NFC South colleague Pat Yasinskas suggests Usama Young as the likely dime back, when needed.
Here are the full lists:
Minnesota: Quarterback Sage Rosenfels, receiver Jaymar Johnson, running back Albert Young, cornerback Karl Paymah, tight end Garrett Mills, linebacker J Leman, center Jon Cooper and defensive tackle Letroy Guion.
New Orleans: Quarterback Chase Daniel, linebacker Anthony Waters, guard Jamar Nesbit, tight end Darnell Dinkins, tight end Tory Humphrey, receiver Adrian Arrington, defensive end Paul Spicer and Jenkins.