METAIRIE, La. — For the first time since the very first day of practice, the Saints didn’t have any players listed on the injury report as not going through the session.
That includes not only quarterback Drew Brees, who was limited Wednesday with a right knee bruise, but safety Rafael Bush, who hasn’t played since suffering a right high ankle sprain early in New Orleans’ game at Seattle on Dec. 2.
The latter’s return couldn’t be timed better now that rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro has been placed on injured reserve with a broken fibula.
Left tackle Terron Armstead (shoulder), right guard Jahri Evans (knee), receiver Marques Colston (back), linebacker Keyunta Dawson (calf) and linebacker Kevin Reddick (shoulder) returned to practice fully.
Tight end Josh Hill (hamstring) and running back Pierre Thomas (eye) were full for the second day in a row.