Practice Report: Signs of progress

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Five New York Jets players did not practice Wednesday, but four of them were doing at least some work Thursday, during the portion of practice open to the media.

Wide receivers Stephen Hill (foot) and Jeremy Kerley (illness), and guard Willie Colon (calf) were in uniform and back on the field. Wideout Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was on the field, too, participating in wide-receiver drills for the second consecutive day.

Tight end Jeff Cumberland (concussion) was not practicing, making it even more likely he will not play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Hill, unlike Holmes, did not participate in wide-receiver drills. He was riding an exercise bike on the side. The same goes for wideout David Nelson, who did not appear on Wednesday's official injury report, but had a hamstring issue last week.

We'll have more information for you later this afternoon, after interviews and the release of the official injury report.