Tailback Reggie Bush, defensive end Will Smith and Darren Sharper were excused from Friday's voluntary practice session. Receivers Lance Moore (shoulder), Robert Meachem (hamstring) and Adrian Arrington (hamstring), center Nick Leckey (foot) and tight end Dan Campbell (knee) were held out of team drills with injuries.
Saints Coach Sean Payton said he expects only three players to still be limited by the start of training camp - Moore, Leckey and rookie linebacker Stanley Arnoux, who is expected to miss the entire season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Moore has been able to participate in walk-through sessions and take "mental reps" throughout the offseason program. Both Payton and quarterback Drew Brees are confident that Moore will be able to pick up where he left off last season, even though he'll be limited at the start of camp.