Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
METAIRIE, La. – The Saints’ injury report largely remained unchanged Thursday save for one swap – center Olin Kreutz was limited while receiver Devery Henderson did not participate in team drills.
Kreutz (left knee) has been out since New Orleans’ Sept. 25 game against Houston, registering DNPs for four straight sessions before Thursday.
Henderson, meanwhile, injured his calf during Wednesday’s practice and was limited that day, but moved to a DNP a day later.
“Devery’s calf was yesterday in practice and we held him back,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “We’ll see where he’s at tomorrow but I’m optimistic in regard to that injury.”
Right tackle Zach Strief (right knee) and tight end David Thomas (concussion) remained out while linebackers Will Herring (left hamstring), Martez Wilson (neck/shoulder) and Jonathan Vilma (left knee) were limited.
For Carolina, tight end Jeremy Shockey (head) returned to limited practice after not going on Wednesday. Center Geoff Hangartner (back) and tight end Jeff Otah (back) both were full after DNP’s a day earlier. And running back Mike Goodson was out with an illness.