DT Gerard Warren, who has only missed one day of practice, is the lone surprise absence for the Patriots entering Thursday night's preseason game against the Saints.

The rest, including WR Deion Branch and LB Brandon Spikes, have missed time in camp. Those not spotted in pre-game warmups (the Patriots don't release official lists):

CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring), LB Tracy White (unknown), TE Visanthe Shiancoe (unknown), DT Jonathan Fanene (unknown), FB Spencer Larsen (unknown), OT Matt Kopa (leg), DT Ron Brace (unknown), OT Kyle Hix (right shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (unknown), OL Dustin Waldron (unknown).

PUP list: LG Logan Mankins (knee), RT Sebastian Vollmer (back), OT Markus Zusevics (unknown), TE Daniel Fells (shoulder), TE Jake Ballard (knee), DT Myron Pryor (shoulder).

The Saints won't have starters TE Jimmy Graham, who appeared to injure his back on Wednesday, CBs Patrick Robinson and Jabari Greer, and LB David Hawthorne.

Others out for the Saints: OG Andrew Tiller, WR Adrian Arrington and WR Nick Toon.