Saints defensive end Glenn Foster, who has missed the past two games with a left knee injury he sustained in a Nov. 21 game with the Atlanta Falcons, returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis.

Five players did not participate when the team returned to the field to begin preparing for Sunday’s game with the St. Louis Rams.

Not working were NT Brodrick Bunkley (back), S Rafael Bush (ankle), LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), TE Josh Hill (hamstring) and T Terron Armstead (nose).

For the Rams, WR Tavon Auston (ankle), CB Janoris Jenkins (back), RB Daryl Richardson (thigh) and CB Brandon McGee (foot) did not practice.