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Saints TE Shockey can't practice on sore right knee, is questionable

New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey missed practice for the third consecutive day because of a sore right knee and is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Shockey couldn't make Friday's final full workout after also sitting out Wednesday and Thursday's sessions.

Shockey, an eight-year veteran from Miami, had three catches for 36 yards and one touchdown in last week's divisional playoff victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but he hurt the knee on the 17-yard TD reception. During the season, he had 48 receptions for 569 yards and three scores.

David Thomas, the other tight end who sees significant action for the Saints, caught 35 passes this season, but he had no receptions against the Cardinals last week.

Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring) also missed practice all week and is listed as questionable. Wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle), free safety Darren Sharper (knee), defensive end Bobby McCray (back) and center Jonathan Goodwin (knee) all practiced in some fashion Friday and are probable.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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