Saints receiver Marques Colston was also held out of team drills with his shoulder injury -- though he was in attendance for the early portion of practice that was open to the media.
Colston seems unlikely to play Thursday, especially since the Saints re-signed veteran receiver Joseph Morgan, who has been bouncing on and off the roster this year. The Saints released defensive back Don Jones to make room for Morgan.
Colston struggled against the Eagles last week and the announcers pointed out he often kept his arm straight at his side late in the game - obviously making it hard to catch the ball. Willie Snead has emerged as the team's WR2.
There weren't a lot of surprises according to the author, except that some of the team's younger WRs were listed ahead of veterans. But it's been pretty clear the team is going with a youth movement at the position, so Brandon Coleman, who could end up as the team's WR3, and Seantavius Jones were ahead of guys like Joseph Morgan and Josh Morgan.
Two standouts again in Saints practice today: Young WRs Brandon Coleman, Seantavius Jones. In serious danger of early over-hyping.
Coleman and Jones are competing with Nick Toon and Joseph Morgan for snaps behind starters Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston. The Saints spread it around, so the team's WR3 probably won't hold reliable fantasy value, but whoever wins the position should be on speed dial if Cooks or Colston suffers an injury.