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Halo 08-13-2013 02:06 PM

Saints RB Thomas, LB Wilson back at practice
 
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Running back Pierre Thomas returned to practice Tuesday morning, his first session with contact since leaving the Aug. 7 practice with an undisclosed injury.

Thomas was limited in which drills he participated in, but did go through some 7-on-7 plays. That’s plenty for now, coach Sean Payton said.

“For a guy like Pierre, it’s not that he needs a lot of reps, but he needs X amount of reps from a running back standpoint to be in football shape,” Payton said. “His weight is down. Mentally he’s very sharp. He knows our system. It’s just a matter of him getting enough work that by the time we open up in September, his body is comfortable and he’s used to the physicality of the game.”

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Martez Wilson was dressed and back for the walk-through portion of practice. He didn't, however, participate in any contact drills.

About Wilson, Payton said, “When the time is right, we’ll have him back and taking reps. In the meantime, these younger guys are developing."
Receiver Courtney Roby left practice after injuring a toe on his left foot during the special teams portion of practice.

As for those who didn’t practice, receiver Marques Colston (foot), guard Andrew Tiller (undisclosed), center Eric Olsen (undisclosed), inside linebacker Chris Chamberlain (undisclosed) and cornerback Chris Carr (undisclosed) sat out.

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Danno 08-13-2013 02:09 PM

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About Wilson, Payton said, “When the time is right, we’ll have him back and taking reps. In the meantime, these younger guys are developing."
I'm thinking Payton has also been impressed with what he's seen from some of the younger guys we have.

I can't wait to see if he plays some of them against Oakland's starters.

The Dude 08-13-2013 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 516951)
I'm thinking Payton has also been impressed with what he's seen from some of the younger guys we have.

I can't wait to see if he plays some of them against Oakland's starters.

I was too.

dizzle88 08-13-2013 03:30 PM

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Glad they are both back

One step closer for Tez getting back to his OLB spot, excited to see him play

TheOak 08-13-2013 03:37 PM

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Depth.... Finally.

Rugby Saint II 08-13-2013 03:44 PM

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The young guys are getting the reps...........our players are returning to the field. Improved competition may be the end result.

Beastmode 08-13-2013 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 516970)
Depth.... Finally.

We do have good depth in several areas. I would not be surprised if we win out preseason for that reason.

FinSaint 08-13-2013 04:25 PM

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So, Tom Johnson was back practicing?


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