Report: Behind scenes, Saints QB Drew Brees still unsure if he'll play vs. Panthers _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks about his bruised rotator cuff injury at the Saints Training Facility in Metairie, La. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

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Quarterback Drew Brees and linebacker Dannell Ellerbewere both listed as limited on the Saints’ first injury report, indicating that they participated in some portion of team drills.

Brees is battling a bruised rotator cuff, and Ellerbe is trying to recover from a toe injury.

Safety Jairus Byrd (knee), cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip), guard Jahri Evans (knee) and wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) were all listed as out.

Byrd and Lewis both participated in the portions of practice open to the media. Cooks and Evans did not participate in that portion of practice.