Plaxico Burress (ankle) missed practice again Thursday but is expected to start.
Jeremy Shockey didn’t practice Thursday because of an abdominal strain.
Michael Strahan (rest) returned to practice Thursday and will start.
For the second straight day both starting safeties, James Butler (hamstring) and Gibril Wilson (knee), sat out of practice. Backup Craig Dahl (ankle), who didn’t practice on Wednesday, worked with the starters today along with rookie Michael Johnson.
Aaron Ross (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday.