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John DeShazier: Defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha active for Saints-Bucs game

After two weeks of being inactive, defensive end Hau'oli Kikahawas among the active New Orleans Saints players for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Kikaha was a healthy scratch against Green Bay and Chicago. However, he is expected to play for the Saints (5-2) as they attempt to win their sixth straight game, against the Buccaneers, the NFL's second-ranked passing offense (295.4 yards per game).

However, safety Rafael Bushwas a surprise inactive as a healthy scratch. Bush, a key special teams contributor, wasn't listed on the injury report last week. The Saints will have four safeties active (Kenny Vaccaro, Marcus Williams, Vonn Bell and *Chris Banjo) rather than five.

The remaining inactives are Taysom Hill(third quarterback), center Cameron Tom, right guard Larry Warford, receiver Austin Carr, defensive tackle John Hughes III and defensive en d *Al-Quadin Muhammad.

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