Nine players were held out of Wednesday’s practice for the Saints for various reasons, including several players held out for precautionary reasons or a veteran’s day off.
But the Saints also got three players back. Andrus Peat, who sprained his MCL against Atlanta, was back to full participation, and veteran linebacker David Hawthorne also returned from the hamstring injury that kept him out against New York.
Cornerback Keenan Lewis is also back to full participation after playing a season-high 27 snaps on Sunday.
Of the players who did not practice, veterans Marques Colston,Jahri Evans and Kevin Williams have all taken several Wednesdays off recently to help them recuperate, and left tackle Terron Armstead has also done so lately as he deals with an injured knee.
Rookie linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha and veteran backup Ramon Humber are both facing injuries that are not serious, two sources told The Advocate, but no timetable was given for their return.