Seven Saints players missed practice Wednesday, their first day of full preparations for their game this upcoming Sunday: RB Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), RB Khiry Robinson (arm), RB Edwin Baker (concussion), CB Keenan Lewis (knee), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle) and P Thomas Morstead (illness).
Running back Mark Ingram (shoulder) and LB David Hawthorne (hand) were limited. Tackle Zach Strief (chest) fully practiced despite being listed on the injury report.
Thomas and Robinson have missed the past three games hurt for the Saints (4-5). However, Thomas was participating in stretching and individual drills in a portion of practice open to the media Wednesday. Meachem missed the last game hurt. Baker left the last game early. Lewis' injury forced him to sit out a number of snaps the last game.
Lofton and Morstead have played every game this season. Ingram has played every game for the Saints since the Week 6 bye. Hawthorne missed the last two games.
Strief played last game despite missing an Oct. 30 win at Carolina early.
For the Bengals, RB Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle), LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (thigh), S Taylor Mays (foot), G/C Mike Pollak (knee) and DB Terence Newman (knee) were out of practice Wednesday.
LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring), RB Cedric Peerman (knee) and T Andre Smith (ankle) were limited. DB Leon Hall (concussion) was a full participant.