Saints survive brief scare

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
METAIRIE, La. -- There was a moment that looked scarier than it actual was in the Saints' afternoon minicamp practice Saturday. Starting left tackle Jammal Brown limped off the field about halfway through the session, causing immediate speculation that he had injured his leg or back.

But that's not the case.

Coach Sean Payton just said Brown left because he was struggling with a stomach virus. Brown was taken to the locker room where he was receiving intravenous fluids. Payton also said running back Pierre Thomas suffered a bruised wrist, but was able to return to practice.

The Saints will finish their minicamp with a Sunday morning practice that's not open to the public.