Saints’ Lofton returns to practice; Ingram gets rest

After missing two days of practice with a sore back, Saints inside linebacker Curtis Lofton returned for Thursday morning’s workout and had full participation with the first-team defense.

Running back Mark Ingram was held out of the indoor practice to rest and should be back on Friday’s practice, according to coach Sean Payton.

Also not practicing were LB Martez Wilson (elbow), QB Seneca Wallace (groin), DE Tom Johnson (hip), LB Ray Shipman (hamstring), WR Marques Colston (foot), CB Patrick Robinson (knee) and LB Victor Butler (knee).