Saints DT Bunkley returns to practice, but limited; WR Moore still out

Saints DT Bunkley returns to practice, but limited; WR Moore still out

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 16: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after making a first down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 16, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 3 at 4:41 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

METAIRIE, La. — Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley went through a portion of drills Thursday, the first time he has done anything since injuring his right calf in the Sept. 8 season opener against Atlanta.

Running back Mark Ingram (toe), safety Roman Harper (knee), defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker (knee) and receiver Lance Moore (hand) all were listed as not practicing.

Ingram and Harper haven’t practiced since Sept. 18 while Walker has played the past two weeks after missing some practice time.

Moore, meanwhile, injured his hand in the second half of the game against Arizona and has missed the past five practices. He said he remembers the play and still can’t figure out how his hand was injured. On Thursday his hand was not wrapped, but he hasn’t practiced as precaution against furthering the injury.

“Early on you don’t want to catch but it’s a hand injury,” said Moore, who described his injury as one not accompanied by a specific time frame to heal. “When your hand is hurt, that’s my livelihood. If I don’t allow my hand to heal properly, I’ll be in trouble.

“I don’t play a position I can have a Mega Man club out there or anything. That’d be pretty tough catching every ball with one hand.”

For the receiver, it has been about more than just missing games.

“It’s frustrating having to be in the training room early every morning. It’s frustrating guys getting dressed and going to practice and I’m going the opposite direction. That type of thing is frustrating.”

Defensive end Tom Johnson (hamstring) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) both were limited.

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