Saints WR Moore ruled out; Packers TE Finley probable

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The New Orleans Saints will open the season without wide receiver Lance Moore, who has been ruled out of Thursday night's NFL Kickoff game against the Green Bay Packers because of a groin injury.

Moore missed practice all week, forcing the Saints to game plan without their second-leading receiver from last season, when he caught 66 passes for 763 yards with eight touchdowns.

Kicker Garrett Hartley is out with a hip injury that's expected to keep him sidelined for 6 to 10 weeks.

Wide receiver Adrian Arrington (knee) and defensive tackle Tom Johnson (calf) were listed as questionable for the Saints.

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley looks to make his return to the field Thursday after missing 11 games last season with a knee injury that required surgery. He's listed as probable with an ankle injury. He was limited in practice all week.

The Packers will be without cornerback Davon House, who missed all week with an ankle injury. Linebackers Frank Zombo (shoulder) and Vic So'oto (back) also are out against the Saints.

Defensive end Mike Neal is questionable with a knee injury after being limited in practice all week.

Offensive tackle Chad Clifton (knee) and tight end Ryan Taylor (hip) are both probable after fully practicing Wednesday.

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