The Dolphins returned to practice on Wednesday, and among the news of the day was the return to action of defensive end David Bowens.

Bowens has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his hand during practice in mid-August. Since then, Bowens has had three X-rays and has been wearing three different casts.

Bowens, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, said he doesn't feel a lot of pain in his left hand, but there is a lot of stiffness because of the cast he's been forced to wear.

In other news:

-- The Dolphins continue to make moves on the practice squad.

On Tuesday, they waived G Dwayne Pierce, LB Joshua Symonette and TE Shawn Draper while signing offensive tackle Damion Cook. On Wednesday, they re-signed Pierce and also signed wide receiver Margin Hooks, who was with the team during training camp.

For those keeping score, the practice squad now consists of Hooks, Pierce, Cook, RB Leonard Henry and WR Sam Simmons.

-- Pierce was re-signed after guard Troy Andrew was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans. Andrew, who was waived Monday when the team re-signed LB Scott Galyon, was headed to the practice squad before being picked up by Houston.

-- WR Jeff Ogden, waived by the Dolphins in the final cut to 53, was signed by the Baltimore Ravens.

-- DT James Atkins, who made Tennessee's 53-man roster after being waived by the Dolphins in training camp, again is looking for a job after being released by the Titans.

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