Many of the players that sat during Wednesday's practice have returned on Thursday, while the team practices in the slushy snow inside Paul Brown Stadium. A good idea, considering that these conditions will be similar to what we'll see at kickoff on Sunday.
The only players that didn't practice, or worked practicing when the media attended the first 30 minutes of practice, was offensive tackle Anthony Collins and cornerback Terence Newman.
Collins suffered an ankle injury against the Baltimore Ravens but gutted through the injury to play the rest of the game midway through the fourth. Newman is still recovering from an MCL sprain against the Indianapolis Colts.
It appears that even Kyle Cook, who was sporting crutches and a boot on Tuesday, was dressed for practice. According to reports, A.J. Green and Andre Smith also returned to practice. Tyler Eifert, who has been dealing with a neck injury, was dressed for Thursday's session, as was Wallace Gilberry who was undergoing concussion protocols earlier this week.