Cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebacker Curtis Lofton were new names on the Saints’ injury report Wednesday, the first day of preparations for a Week 2 game at Cleveland this upcoming Sunday.
Lewis was limited in practice with a knee issue. Lofton was limited with a hurt shoulder.
Three players who missed Sunday’s season-opening loss at Atlanta this past Sunday again appeared on the Saints’ injury report. Wide receiver Kenny Stills (quad) was limited, and safety Marcus Ball (hamstring) as well as fullback Erik Lorig (ankle) were out.
Stills’ quad injury has been lingering since around late June. Ball has been out since after the second preseason game of 2014, and Lorig has been sidelined since he hurt his ankle in an intrasquad scrimmage in West Virginia on Aug. 2.
Stills, Lewis and Lofton were all participating in individual drills in a brief portion of practice open to the media. Lorig and Ball worked on a stationary bicycle and a rowing machine.
For Cleveland (0-1), running back Ben Tate has been ruled out of Sunday’s game with a knee injury. Star tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and former LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) were among four players who did not practice Wednesday.
The other two Browns who did not practice were defensive lineman John Hughes (hamstring) and tight end Joe Thomas (not injury-related). Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant (wrist) and offensive lineman Paul McQuistan (ankle) were limited.