New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and cornerback Champ Bailey are slowly making their way back to full participation. But they're not there yet.

During Wednesday's practice, Brees and Bailey practiced in almost the same fashion as Tuesday, coming to practice in full pads but keeping their participation limited.

Brees' participation in practice was the most he's done since he strained his oblique on Aug. 1 prior to the Black and Gold scrimmage. He took snaps with the other quarterbacks and participated in individual drills before going through the rest of practice as a spectator on Wednesday.