Drew Brees again sits out practice; John Jenkins returns _lowres

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, center, warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) ORG XMIT: MOMH104

After missing Friday night’s preseason opener at St. Louis, Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not dress out Sunday, missing his fifth straight day of training camp practice.

Brees strained an oblique Aug. 1. Coach Sean Payton has said Brees is day-to-day as a precaution and was feeling better as the visit to St. Louis neared.

Since 2011, Brees leads the NFL in passing yards (10,339) and has the second-most touchdown passes (82).

Back after opening training camp on the physically unable to perform list is nose tackle John Jenkins (pecs). Others returning after missing practices and the St. Louis game are left guard Ben Grubbs, wide receiver Andy Tanner and cornerback Terrence Frederick.

More players out Sunday are wide receiver Kenny Stills, running back Pierre Thomas, cornerback Champ Bailey, cornerback Rod Sweeting, fullback Erik Lorig, right guard Jahri Evans, tackle Ty Nsekhe, tight end Je’Ron Hamm and linebacker Victor Butler. Stills, Thomas, Evans, Lorig, Hamm, Nsekhe and Butler all missed the Rams game.

The Saints return to New Orleans for their next preseason game, against Tennessee on Friday.