By Tarik El-Bashir
Offensive linemen Trent Williams and Chris Chester are improving, but neither practiced in team drills on Monday.
Williams, who is sidelined with a bone bruise on his left foot, said he hopes to participate fully in practice Tuesday.
The starting left tackle also revealed he had an MRI in addition to the X-ray taken Thursday in Buffalo, where he was injured when teammate Maurice Hurt landed on him. The MRI was also negative.
“I feel a lot better,” Williams said. “If Coach lets me go, I’m going to go.”
Chester, meantime, said he hopes to practice at some point this week and suit up for Saturday’s preseason game in Chicago. The starting right guard has been sidelined since last Monday with a sprained left ankle.
“I feel really positive about the direction I’m headed,” Chester said. “We just want to be smart about it. The most important game is [the regular season opener] in New Orleans.”
Left guard Maurice Hurt participated fully in practice after missing Saturday’s session with some swelling in his left knee.