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?For the second straight day, Saints quarterback Drew Brees was present at practice.

Brees stretched and took part in the portion of practice open to the media. The Saints quarterback was listed as limited in Wednesday’s practice, although he said he did not throw.

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks stretched, but did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media. Cooks is battling an ankle injury, but a source told The Advocate the injury is not serious.

Offensive guard Jahri Evans was not present at practice during the portion open to the media.

Safety Jairus Byrd, cornerback Keenan Lewis and inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe all participated in the portion of practice open to the media for the second consecutive day. Ellerbe was listed as limited in team drills on Wednesday; Byrd and Lewis were both listed with the DNP designation, which means they did not participate in team drills.