Hamstring holds back RB Chris Ivory

Updated: December 28, 2010, 1:49 AM ET
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ATLANTA -- New Orleans running back Chris Ivory and linebacker Danny Clark were inactive for Monday night's 17-14 win against the Atlanta Falcons.

Ivory, who leads the Saints with 683 yards rushing, is out with a hamstring injury. Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are likely to share the bulk of the running game.

Clark is also sidelined with a hamstring injury. Jo-Lonn Dunbar moves into the starting lineup.

Also inactive for the Saints: Receiver Courtney Roby, safety Usama Young, offensive tackle Charles Brown, tight end David Thomas, defensive end Junior Galette and linebacker Kawika Mitchell.

The Falcons are sitting out cornerback Dominique Franks, running back Antone Smith, linebacker Spencer Adkins, offensive tackle Garrett Reynolds, offensive guard Mike Johnson, defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, defensive tackle Trey Lewis and third quarterback John Parker Wilson.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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