It was a bit surprising last week to see defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha inactive last week for the New Orleans Saints.

Now, it looks like a trend for the Saints to play without Kikaha, who opened the season as the No. 3 defensive end.

Kikaha is among the Saints' seven inactive players for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Rookie Al-Quadin Muhammad is also inactive, so the Saints will have just three defensive ends playing -- Cameron Jordan, Alex Okafor and rookie Trey Hendrickson.

New Orleans ruled out top right guard Larry Warford (abdominal) on Friday, and he's the only injured player among the Saints inactives.