First-round pass rusher Marcus Davenport practiced for the first time in almost a month on Tuesday after suffering a toe injury. He was officially limited in practice.
"Of course, it was a great feeling," Davenport told Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune about returning to practice. "It's just a part of the process, and I'm just trying to come back."
"It's always just a process," he said. "I'm taking it day by day, so we're going to have to really see how I feel."
Davenport was surging before the injury, compiling two sacks in his last game to bring his total on the season to four. The athletic pass-rusher displays great burst and speed that can beat tackles off the ball.
The Saints traded next year's first-round pick to move up and snag Davenport, and while they haven't missed a beat during his absence, the pass-rusher could play a vital role over a tough final stretch of the regular season as New Orleans attempts to earn home-field advantage in the NFC.