Defensive tackle Chris Hovan returned to practice Wednesday and said he intends to play Saturday night against the Dolphins. Hovan had been sidelined all this week with a cut that became infected. The ailment required a visit to the hospital on Monday and treatment with antibiotics, but all is well now.
"It was a minor infection and we just didn't want it to lead to a major infection," he said.
Elsewhere, linebacker Shelton Quarles (ankle) was back Wednesday, but running back Michael Pittman (Achilles) was out again with his on-and-off soreness.