Also out, as expected, was running back Reggie Bush, missing his second consecutive game with a partially torn left knee ligament.
Bush said he continues to hold out hope of coming back this season, but likely needs at least a month to rehabilitate his posterior cruciate ligament injury, meaning he probably would not return unless the Saints (6-7) rallied to earn an NFC playoff berth.
While the Arizona Cardinals are coming off a disappointing loss, the New Orleans Saints have given themselves a chance with a road win in Week 14. The loser of this meeting will be out of postseason consideration. Both teams are banged up in certain positions. Reserves need to step up. This will be an intriguing matchup between two young coaches of inconsistent teams.