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Saints inactives: Marcus Davenport returns, Tre’Quan Smith out

A look at the Week 12 inactive report for the black and gold.

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Thanksgiving football festivities conclude on Thursday night with the Atlanta Falcons (4-6) coming to the Big Easy to take on the New Orleans Saints (9-1) in an important NFC South divisional clash. Here’s a look at the inactive report ahead of NBC’s primetime broadcast.

  • OL Terron Armstead (pectoral)
  • DL Mitchell Loewen
  • OL Will Clapp
  • DE Trey Hendrickson
  • LB Manti Te’o
  • WR Brandon Marshall
  • WR Tre’Quan Smith

Marcus Davenport (toe) and Tre’Quan Smith (foot) were both listed as questionable on Wednesday’s final injury report, but Smith told the media that felt good and that he was going to play. Unfortunately, he won’t be available.

There was also optimism that Davenport could play from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on this morning, and with Loewen and Hendrickson sitting, that means he’ll definitely be in for some playtime. Te’o has been active for just four games this season, with his last coming in Week 8 against the Vikings.

For the second straight game, Brandon Marshall will take a seat. He told NFL Network’s Tifffany Blackmon on Tuesday that he’s doing everything he can to catch up & earn his piece. Tommylee Lewis, who recently returned to the team from injured reserve, will be in the lineup tonight.