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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Saints take another hit at RB

By Pat Yasinskas

If the New Orleans Saints are going to have any kind of running game in Saturday’s playoff game at Seattle, it will have to come from the trio of Reggie Bush, Julius Jones and DeShawn Wynn.

The Saints announced that Pierre Thomas has been placed on injured reserve Wednesday. That comes one day after the Saints placed leading-rusher Chris Ivory on injured reserve.

Bush missed nearly half the season with a broken leg and the Saints have been gradually increasing his workload since he returned. Jones was signed when the Saints had injuries at running back earlier in the season, but hasn’t been much of a factor. Wynn, who was with the Saints previously, was brought back Tuesday to take Ivory’s roster spot. The Saints signed rookie Joique Bell off Philadelphia’s practice squad to fill Thomas’ roster spot.

On a more positive injury note, receiver Marques Colston, who missed Sunday’s game after minor knee surgery, participated fully in Wednesday’s practice. Tight ends Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas, who also have been out with injuries returned to practice on a limited basis.

But the Saints held safety Malcolm Jenkins (knee), tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle), defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (knee) and linebacker Danny Clark (hamstring) out of Wednesday’s practice.