Three of the five starters who did not practice Wednesday returned to Thursday’s session.
Center Matt Birk (left knee), defensive end Cory Redding (toe) and nose tackle Terrence Cody (concussion) participated in individual drills during the portion of practice open to the media.
Two starters in left guard Ben Grubbs (toe) and wide receiver Lee Evans (left ankle), however, were absent. Wide receiver David Reed (left shoulder strain) and rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith (high left ankle sprain) were also not present.
Birk, Redding, Cody return to practice
Three starters back after sitting out Wednesday