Saints training camp preview: Three players headline group entering contract years _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints free safety Jairus Byrd (31) and New Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) practice at the Saints Training Facility in Metairie, La. Thursday, May 28, 2015.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — The injury that knocked Keenan Lewis out of practice on Wednesday and kept him out Thursday is not serious.

The veteran corner was out at practice on Thursday, albeit not in pads, and the Saints expect him back soon.

That being said, New Orleans tried out three cornerbacks, including veteran Alfonzo Dennard, on Thursday in an effort to shore up a position that has dealt with injuries to rookies P.J. Williams andDamian Swann so far.

“There’s a couple of hot-button positions where we’re pretty light right now,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “It was good to have Breaux out there, and I think Keenan has a chance of being back out tomorrow.”

At safety, Jairus Byrd was present at the morning practice, going through the same kind of rehab work that Anthony Spencer, Justin Drescher, Josh Hill and Kevin Brock were handling.

Traditionally, when players get to that kind of work, the Saints are close to bringing them back. Byrd’s prognosis remains optimistic.

“There’s a progression to it,” Payton said. “Land-based movements, walk-throughs, all of that is on a schedule. Fortunately, there haven’t been any setbacks, and I think it’s encouraging.”