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John DeShazier: Terron Armstead, Delvin Breaux will play vs. Rams

Both starters sat out Panthers game

The major New Orleans Saints news regarding their inactive players for Sunday's game against the Rams? The names that weren't on the list.

Left tackle Terron Armsteadand cornerback Delvin Breaux, who both sat out the last game against Carolina, and running back Mark Ingram, who left that game with a concussion, all were active against Los Angeles in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

For the offense, that means that the left side of the line again is intact, with Andrus Peatset to start at left guard. Armstead (knee, quadriceps) has been in and out of the lineup this season and is managing his injuries weekly in order to determine whether he can be available for that week's game. He had played in half of the team's 10 games entering Sunday, and missed the last two.

Ingram (575 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 122 carries; 29 catches for 227 yards and three scores) left the game against Carolina after momentarily being knocked unconscious against the Panthers. He walked to the sideline under his own power, left the field under his own power and said last week that he expected to play against the Rams.

Ingram has combined with Tim Hightowerto rush for 941 yards and three touchdowns on 210 carries, and to catch 43 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns.

The notable inactive for the Saints is running back/returner Marcus Murphy, who played against Carolina. Murphy muffed a kickoff out of bounds inside the Saints' 5-yard line against the Panthers. Receiver Tommylee Lewis, who was inactive against Carolina, is active against the Rams and likely will handle the kickoff and punt return duties.

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