The Saints will keep nine players out of Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Inactive: CB Jabari Greer (groin), RB Darren Sproles (sore knee), LB Curtis Lofton (high ankle sprain), LB David Hawthorne (meniscus), LB Ramon Humber (hamstring), WR  Adrian Arrington (meniscus), DT Tom Jonnson (ankle), WR Andy Tanner (ankle) and CB Kamall McIlwain (groin).

Roster moves: Jonathan Casillas will start at middle linebacker in place of Lofton. Will Herring will start at weakside linebacker in place of Hawthorne. Johnny Patrick will start at cornerback in place of Greer. 
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