The same four players missing at Wednesday's practice were missing at Thursday's practice. Kicker David Buehler (groin) and fullback Tony Fiammetta (hamstring) were at practice but did not appear ready to practice. Buehler didn't have on cleats, and Fiammetta was without a helmet.
Defensive end Jason Hatcher (calf) and offensive guard Derrick Dockery (tibia/knee) were not at practice. Both are expected to miss this week's game.
Marcus Spears will start his second consecutive game in place of Hatcher. Bill Nagy has started the past two games at left guard. (Nagy also started the opener before being replaced by Dockery.)
-- Charean Williams