Saints running backs Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) remained out of action during Thursday’s practice.

The two running backs have missed the last three games, giving the opportunity to Mark Ingram to star as the featured back.

Cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee) also missed Thursday’s practice, but remains optimistic that he will be able to play Sunday against the Bengals.

Wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle), running back Edwin Baker (concussion), and linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle) also did not practice.

Running back Mark Ingram (shoulder) and linebacker David Hawthorne (hand) were limited.

Offensive tackle Zach Strief (chest) and punter Thomas Morstead (illness) were full participants.