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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) and New Orleans Saints defensive end Kasim Edebali (91) pressure Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the first quarter Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD

TAMPA, Fla. — The New Orleans Saints brought Kasim Edebali back late this week to fill the void left by Hau'oli Kikaha's ankle injury.

Edebali won't get his chance to make an impact until the playoffs, though.

The Saints have declared Edebali inactive, meaning the defense will likely use Michael Mauti at strong-side linebacker and rookie Al-Quadin Muhammad at defensive end. 

Muhammad has only been active for three games this season, most recently playing 17 snaps against the Jets two weeks ago. 

Saints Inactives

LT Terron Armstead

TE Michael Hoomanawanui

DE Trey Hendrickson

WR Austin Carr

C Cameron Tom

RB Jonathan Williams

DE Kasim Edebali

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