Saints still missing linebackers in open portion of Thursday practice _lowres

Philadelphia Eagles' DeMarco Murray, right, cannot pull in a pass against New Orleans Saints' Dannell Ellerbe during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New Orleans still has injury problems at the weak-side linebacker position.

Dannell Ellerbe, David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media.

Outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha participated in practice for the second straight day.

In addition, cornerback Keenan Lewis, left tackle Terron Armsteadand wide receiver Willie Snead did not participate, either.

Damian Swann was present at practice for the first time since sustaining his second concussion of the season against New York.

Marques Colston, Jahri Evans and Kevin Williams returned to practice after taking veteran’s days on Wednesday.

New Orleans will release a full injury report later. The Saints are required only to list participation during full team work, so what is seen at practice and what the Saints report on the injury report can be different.