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NFL inactives, Week 3: Larry FItzgerald, Rashard Mendenhall active for Cardinals; Mark Ingram out for Saints

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Dan Williams among inactives for Arizona as his father died in a car crash Saturday.

Christian Petersen

When the Arizona Cardinals take on the New Orleans Saints at 1 PM Eastern, they will have star receiver Larry Fitzgerald on the field starting, but they will be without one of their defensive starters. Starting nose tackle Dan Williams will miss the game as his family was involved in a car accident that killed his father on Saturday.

Williams will be among the inactives for the Cardinals.

Another one of the key players for the Cardinals that will be active is starting running back Rashard Mendenhall. One of the Saints' key runners -- Mark Ingram -- will not be active.

With Dan Williams out, we could see playing time for Alameda Ta'amu, but we also might just see a lot of the Cardinals' base nickel package, which only plays two defensive linemen.

Here are the full inactive lists for both teams.

Cardinals:

  • TE D.C. Jefferson
  • QB Ryan Lindley
  • T Bobby Massie
  • LB Kevin Minter
  • G Earl Watford
  • DT Dan Williams
  • RB Ryan Williams

Saints:

  • S Isa Abdul-Quddus
  • DT Broderick Bunkley
  • S Roman Harper
  • RB Mark Ingram
  • DT Tom Johnson
  • CB Rod Sweeting
  • WR Nick Toon

Another notable active player for the Cardinals is tight end Rob Housler, who will make his 2013 debut after missing the first two games with a high ankle sprain. His addition should make an impact.

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