Coach Mike Zimmer was asked how the team would handle New Orleans with such a banged-up corner corps, specifically with Hughes, who usually mans the slot, out.
"We will find a way," Zimmer said Friday.
Zimmer noted that Hughes, who played in Week 17 while much of the roster rested and was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, got hurt "playing football." He also declined to get into whether Alexander reinjured himself in the season finale.
Facing a Saints team that netted 28.6 points per game, including averaging 40 points in its last four tilts, with an injury-ravaged secondary portends troubles for Zimmer's team, especially if his defensive front can't get pressure on Brees.
"I just said we'll find a way," Zimmer rebuffed.