The Saints still had a handful of players not participating in the open portion of practice on Thursday.

Among those not taking part in the session were linebackers David Hawthorne and Dannell Ellerbe, offensive linemen Mike McGlynn and Andrus Peat, and cornerback Keenan Lewis.

Hawthorne (hamstring) and Ellerbe (hip) were injured during last week’s game against the Colts.

Lewis was limited on Wednesday.