Seven players missed practice Thursday for the New Orleans Saints due to a variety of injuries, leaving their status for Sunday's game up in the air.

Wide receiver Willie Snead (knee), offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee), linebackers Dannell Ellerbe (hip), David Hawthorne (hamstring) and Ramon Humber (hamstring) and cornerbacks Damian Swann (concussion) and Keenan Lewis (illness).

Snead practiced yesterday, but was limited. Lewis practiced yesterday as well.

Returning to practice on a limited basis was cornerback and special teamer Brian Dixon (hip), while linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha (ankle) and guard Tim Lelito (shoulder) were also limited.

Veteran wide receiver Marques Colston, guard Jahri Evans and defensive tackle Kevin Williams all practiced today after sitting out Wednesday for rest. The three veterans have sat out Wedneday's practice on a regular basis this season.

New Orleans (4-5) battles the Washington Redskins (3-5) on the road Sunday. Kickoff is set for noon.