Saints coach Sean Payton updated the status of RB Reggie Bush, who was held out of practice for the second straight day on Thursday because of a knee injury. Payton said the Saints are being cautious with the injury, but that Bush has experienced swelling in the knee. Rookie DT Sedrick Ellis was also held out.
Two of the Saints other weapons — WR Marques Colston and TE Jeremy Shockey — appear to be another step closer to returning. Both took part in a limited portion of practice for the second straight day on Thursday.