BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
Three New Orleans Saints missed practice Wednesday, including two likely starters.
Rookie offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz (ankle), the Saints first-round draft pick this year, and defensive end Marcus Davenport (elbow) both missed Wednesday’s practice, as did undrafted rookie punter Blake Gillikin (back).
Ruiz opened training camp as the presumed starter at either right guard or center, but has not participated since leaving an August 27 practice with what was then an undisclosed injury. Davenport missed about a week of training camp last month, but returned to practice last week.