The former Saint had suffered a seizure in August, and was held back from traveling to San Diego for Denver's last game due to a recurrence of symptoms that had preceded the earlier seizure.
Porter's absence against the Chargers provided an opportunity for Tony Carter to emerge, and the fourth-year corner responded with a fumble return TD, interception, and two passes defensed. Chris Harris started in place of Porter and had two picks of his own, including one for a score.
For New Orleans, dynamic tight end Jimmy Graham and linebacker David Hawthorne are both considered game-time decisions after being limited in practice Friday. RB Darren Sproles will play after returning to practice Friday, while WR Joe Morgan and TE Daniel Graham had already been ruled out yesterday.
Updated: 3:11pm ET