Saints WR Lance Moore, whose groin was injured during the team's California training camp, appeared to be running fluidly, and his routes looked crisp, but even he acknowledged questions remain.
In particular, Moore said he is anxious to see how he will feel today on the heels of some strenuous work. Moore practiced three days before the Packers game last week, but then was unable to play on Sept. 8.
"I feel pretty good," Moore said. "It's just a matter of getting back in there, getting reps and seeing how my body reacts. My mentality is I want to be out there, but Coach Payton has done a pretty good job of communicating with me that we don't want this one-week injury turning into a four-, five- or even six-week injury. So we're going to kind of see how my body reacts to being back out there at practice."
Having missed six weeks with a high-ankle sprain in 2009, Moore said this hasn't been the most frustrating stretch of his career.
"So this is something that I'm definitely positive about," he said. "I'm just going to work as hard as I can to hopefully be out there on Sunday."
With Marques Colston sidelined, there is a lot of opportunity in the Saints WR corps right now. If Moore is a "full go" then he'll be a solid start in most formats. His presence would put a dent in the value of Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson. We're still reasonably high on Meachem, even if Moore returns.