Outside linebacker Junior Galette, inside linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Tom Johnson all sat out Thursday morning's walk-through.
Additionally, running back Pierre Thomas spent his morning taking in practice from the sidelines.
Outside linebacker Martez Wilson sat out for the 10th straight day as he continues to allow his dislocated left elbow to heal before the season.
Cornerback Keenan Lewis, meanwhile, went through the session.
Galette, Thomas and Lewis, along with A.J. Davis and Saalim Hakim, all left Wednesday's morning practice early and after that session, coach Sean Payton said only, 'We just sat them down and obviously didn't want to press the issue with them.'
The team will go through an afternoon practice from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today in the indoor facility. It's closed to the public.