METAIRIE, La. Nine players missed practice Tuesday, including receiver Marques Colston for the fourth consecutive time and right tackle Jon Stinchcomb.

Colston has been 'resting' his right knee for the past five days, including Monday's off day, while Stinchcomb took a day off to let his left leg recover after offseason surgery to repair his left quadriceps.

Meanwhile, linebacker Ezra Butler (left hamstring), receiver Jarred Fayson (left ankle), receiver Adrian Arrington (left ankle), cornerback Fabian Washington (left hamstring), linebacker Ramon Humber (right quad), tackle Roger Allen (left knee) and tackle Alex Barron (left knee) all sat out.

Running back Chris Ivory (left foot, sports hernia), cornerback Tracy Porter (left knee) and defensive end Greg Romeus (right knee) continue to reside on the failed physical list.

--Bradley Handwerger, Sports Writer

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