Running back Javon Ringer was out of the hospital on Thursday, but still won't play this week because of an elbow infection that flared up last Friday.
Also, linebacker Colin McCarthy is doubtful with his injured right ankle, although Coach Mike Munchak indicated on Wednesday that McCarthy was unlikely to play this week against the San Diego Chargers.
Tackle Mike Otto remains out after having hand surgery and a knee scope in preseason.
Wide receiver Nate Washington sat out a second straight day with his leg contusion, but Munchak indicated he could practice Friday and play on Sunday.
Guard Leroy Harris was back at practice Thursday after resting his sore knee on Wednesday. Guard Steve Hutchinson got Thursday off to rest.