The New Orleans Saints appear to be close to getting some of their key defenders back.

Brandon Browner, for the second time in three days, is out at practice but not in pads.

Veteran linebacker Ramon Humber is also out at practice for the first time since suffering an injury against Baltimore.

In addition, rookie outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha is back after one day off.

No new injuries appear to be present. Jairus Byrd, C.J. Spiller, Khiry Robinson, P.J. Williams, Ronald Powell, Dannell Ellerbe, Nick Toon and Anthony Spencer remain out of practice.