Three defensive starters return to practice
In addition to the return of nose tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu and cornerback
Ngata, who did not participate in Wednesday's session and was absent during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, is trying to overcome a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and an injured right shoulder suffered in Sunday's 31-29 win against the Dallas Cowboys.
Kemoeatu is dealing with a right knee injury, and Smith injured his groin. Both players were held out of Wednesday's session.
A pair of starters in right guard