Cornerback KeiVarae Russell was back on the Saints practice field on Thursday.
Russell was activated from the COVID-19 reserve list and put back on the active roster in time for the workout. Defensive back Bryce Thompson was waived with an injury designation in a corresponding move. Thompson was injured against the Jaguars on Monday night.
Russell signed with the Saints on August 2 and went on the COVID list on August 16. He played three games for the Packers last season and 20 games for the Bengals over the previous three years.