Shockey, Sharper, Vilma look good at Saints’ practice

Saints TE Jeremy Shockey (knee), FS Darren Sharper (knee) and LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) seemingly worked in every practice drill Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla., and looked good despite their injuries, according to Super Bowl pool reporter John Czarnecki.

Saints CB Randall Gay (foot) ran so well that he intercepted two passes against the scout team. RB Lynell Hamilton didn’t practice and wore a walking boot to protect his left ankle.

Saints coach Sean Payton wore a Hurricanes visor and coaching shirt as his team practiced for nearly 2½ hours at the University of Miami. Afterward, QB Drew Brees and four of his receivers stayed on the field for 10 minutes to work on passing routes.

“I think we’re ahead of schedule with just about everything we’re trying to get done,” Payton said. “Even the buses and everything are running on time or ahead of schedule.”

Payton said he still has some offensive and defensive installation work to do before Sunday’s game against the Colts, but “two-thirds of it” was done last week in New Orleans.

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