Two veterans returned to the Saints practice field on Thursday as New Orleans prepares to host the Baltimore Ravens Monday night.

Running back Pierre Thomas (pictured), who missed the last four games with injuries to his rib and shoulder, was back on the practice field Thursday, smiling when he met with the press.

Veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem was back as well, after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Running backs Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Travaris Cadet (hamstring), linebackers Curtis Lofton (ankle) and Kyle Knox (hand), and cornerback Keenan Lewis (guard) all sat out practice.

For the Ravens, four players missed practice today, with only two being injury related. Wide reciever Michael Campanaro (thigh) and offensive tackle Jah Reid (hand) sat out Thursday practice, while tight end Owen Daniels (non-injury related absence) and linebacker Daryl Smith (non-injury) missed practice as well.

New Orleans (4-6) hosts Baltimore (6-4) Monday night at 7:30.