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Saints' Marshon Lattimore expected to be 'fine' after tweaking knee

METAIRE, La. – Cornerback Marshon Lattimore remained absent from practice Wednesday. But coach Sean Payton said he expects the New Orleans Saints' first-round draft pick to be “fine.”

“It’s not a hamstring or anything. He got his knee tweaked,” Payton said – which is an important distinction, since Lattimore dealt with significant injuries to each of his hamstrings early in his college career.

“I think he’ll be fine. It won’t be long,” Payton said of Lattimore, who was injured during Monday’s practice. The team then was off on Tuesday.

The Saints’ top cornerback, Delvin Breaux, also remained sidelined Wednesday with an unspecified injury – though he was in attendance watching from the side at the beginning of practice.

Tight end Coby Fleener and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel were absent for unspecified reasons Wednesday. Guard Andrus Peat was not participating at the end of practice for an unspecified reason.

Meanwhile, offensive lineman Senio Kelemete made his training camp debut Wednesday after he was activated from the PUP list.