The official word from New Orleans is that Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin and LB Gerald Hayes are inactive for Saturday’s divisional-round game against the Saints.
Boldin (ankle), who coach Ken Whisenhunt had said would be a game-time decision, and Hayes (ankle) were both officially listed as questionable.
Boldin has been nursing a left ankle injury and a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee sustained in the regular-season finale, and will miss his second straight game. It’s expected that WR Steve Breaston will make the start for Boldin, with Early Doucet also playing a larger role, and veteran LB Monty Beisel getting the start for Hayes.
The two other Cardinals who were listed as questionable — DE Calais Campbell (thumb) and LB Will Davis (knee) — are active.
The other Cardinals inactives: RB Nehemiah Broughton, FS Rashad Johnson, OG Herman Johnson, DT Jeremy Clark and TE Stephen Spach. Brian St. Pierre is the No. 3 QB.
There are no surprises among the Saints inactives. The Saints listed four players — CB Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), DE Bobby McCray (back), WR Lance Moore (hamstring) and RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) — as probable this week, and all will play.
Moore is expected to play after missing the last two weeks, while TE Jeremy Shockey will suit up for the first time since Week 14.
Here are the Saints inactives: RB Deuce McAllister, FS Chris Reis, LB Anthony Waters, OG Jamar Nesbit, TE Darnell Dinkins, WR Tory Humphrey and DE Paul Spicer. Chase Daniel is the emergency No. 3 QB.