Na'il Diggs took the majority of the reps at the strong-side spot in practice Thursday and figures to make his second straight start, especially if Thomas is out. -- Defensive tackle Corey Williams isn't likely to play Sunday. The backup is on the injury report as doubtful. He hasn't been able to get back on the field since he sustained a torn right calf Nov. 6.
-- Cornerback Mike Hawkins practiced Thursday for the second straight day and should be able to play Sunday after missing the past two games because of a sprained ankle. He still is listed as questionable for the game. Hawkins would move back into the nickel back role, which was held by Jason Horton in Hawkins' absence. Horton was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a chronic shoulder injury.
-- Quarterback Brett Favre practiced Thursday after being given the previous day off for rest.