The New Orleans Saints received a major boost to their defense ahead of Thursday night's pivotal NFC South matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

Star rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore will be active, making his return from an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Week 11.

Lattimore was selected 11th overall in 2017 and is graded as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 cornerback.

Fellow defensive back Marcus Williams is also active for Thursday's game, and as expected, so is running back Mark Ingram.

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