Saints’ Shockey misses practice

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed practice with a sore right knee.

Shockey was able to practice the previous two days, but couldn’t make Friday’s final full workout before Sunday’s NFC championship game against Minnesota.

The eight-year veteran from Miami had three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in last week’s victory over Arizona, but 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 none against the Cardinals last week.

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