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Jimmy Graham starts; Tracy Porter out for Saints-Broncos

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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos, according to NFL Network's Michelle Beisner. Graham will play after missing last week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an ankle injury.


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The Saints later confirmed Graham is active for the game, and the versatile tight end took the field with the starters. One of Graham's backups, Daniel Graham, was deactivated, along with two defensive starters: strongside linebacker Scott Shanle and run-stuffer Brodrick Bunkley. Shanle was ill during the week but practiced.

Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter will not play in the game.

Porter, who was listed as questionable by the team Friday, was not cleared by the Broncos' medical staff after undergoing an assessment Saturday. He did not practice Friday, but he took part in Saturday's walkthrough.

Porter missed the Broncos' previous game against the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 15 after experiencing light-headedness and a racing heart -- symptoms similar to the ones he felt before suffering a seizure in August. Porter did not practice with the team Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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