3 key Saints defenders miss 2nd day of practice this week

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins (knee), linebacker David Hawthorne (toe) and defensive end Cameron Jordan (ankle) on Thursday missed their second day of team drills this week, their team said. Meanwhile, guard Jahri Evans (hip) and tight end Jimmy Graham (elbow/foot) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday.

Also limited was wide receiver Marques Colston (knee).

Colston was limited for Wednesday’s practice and missed the Week 9 loss to the Jets on Nov. 3. Jenkins also sat out the Jets game.

Safety Kenny Vaccaro (chest) was a full participant Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Others who were on the injury report but were full participants for a second straight day Thursday were safety Roman Harper, (knee), defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee), defensive end Tom Johnson (hip), linebacker Curtis Lofton (hamstring), tight end Josh Hill (foot) and running back Darren Sproles (concussion). Of those, Walker missed the Jets contest, and Sproles left the game early in the first quarter because of his head injury.

The Saints (6-2) host Dallas (5-4) on Sunday night.