Five Saints starters miss team drills Wednesday

New Orleans Saints line up for the National Anthem in the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Show caption
New Orleans Saints line up for the National Anthem in the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Five Saints starters missed team drills on Wednesday — S Malcolm Jenkins (knee), G Jahri Evans (hip), TE Jimmy Graham (elbow/foot), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle) and LB David Hawthrone (toe).

Of those players, only Jenkins missed this past Sunday’s game at the New York Jets. The Saints (6-2) host the Dallas Cowboys (5-4) this upcoming Sunday.

S Kenny Vaccaro (chest) and WR Marques Colston (knee) were limited in practice. Colston missed the Jets game.

S Roman Harper (knee) and RB Darren Sproles (concussion) were among the full participants in team drills who were listed on the injury report. Harper has been inactive in games since after Week 2, and Sproles left the contest against the Jets after two snaps.

Sproles told The Advocate he passed the concussion test and is 100 percent.

Others on the injury report who fully practiced were DE Tyrunn Walker (knee), DE Tom Johnson (hip), LB Curtis Lofton (hamstring) and TE Josh Hill (foot).

In Dallas, WR Dez Byrant (back), DT Jason Hatcher (neck), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), WR Miles Austin (hamstring), S J.J. Wilcox (knee) and LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) missed team practices. DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and DE George Selvine (shoulder) were limited.