Shockey back at practice

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

COLNEY, England -- Just got back from the Saints' practice, which was held at the Arsenal Football Club's facility on Thursday.

The Saints practiced at their team hotel on Wednesday, but moved to Arsenal's facility today and are scheduled to be there again Friday. For those wondering what a legendary soccer team's facility looks like, it's pretty comparable to most practice facilities of NFL teams that I've seen. There's a large building with the locker room, weight room, training room and offices.

There are also a lot of soccer fields -- and I mean a lot. Couldn't count them all and some were spread off to the side, but I'm guessing there were at least a dozen fields.

I'll have more later, but wanted to get you a quick injury report from the Saints. Tight end Jeremy Shockey, who sounded pretty gloomy about his sports hernia last Sunday and didn't practice Wednesday, appears to be doing a lot better. He was back at practice Thursday, although it was on a limited basis.

Cornerback Mike McKenzie, guard Jahri Evans and defensive end Will Smith, who were out Wednesday, returned for the full practice. Center Jonathan Goodwin and defensive tackle Brian Young were held out of practice again. In a minor housekeeping detail the Saints went ahead and declared running back Reggie Bush out for Sunday's game. Obviously, that was expected because Bush had knee surgery Monday and is back in New Orleans beginning his recovery.