Still absent from the practice field Thursday are tight end Zach Miller (arch) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle).
Also missing were defensive tackle John Henderson (stress fracture) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee), neither of whom is expected back until after the Week 10 bye at the earliest.
Wide receiver Louis Murphy (bruised lung) is suited up for practice but not expected to play Sunday.
Cable may or may not name a starting quarterback today between Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Gradkowski is improving but not necessarily 100 percent, and Cable has indicated Gradkowski would need to be able to “do all the things he needs to do” to move back in as the starter.
More to come . . .