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Hewitt returns to Bengals practice

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross was a full participant for the third consecutive practice Thursday, putting him on pace to play Sunday against Indianapolis.

Ross has not played since re-aggravating a knee injury in Week 2 against Houston.

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Cornerbacks Adam Jones (back) and Darqueze Dennard (shoulder) and safety Derron Smith (ankle) also were full participants Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.

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And H-back Ryan Hewitt returned to the practice field for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Week 4 at Cleveland. Hewitt was listed as limited, which means his return to game action is probably another week away.

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Wide receivers Tyler Boyd (knee) and Cody Core (concussion) and linebacker Kevin Minter (elbow) did not practice and are not expected to play Sunday.

Four Colts sat out Thursday — quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), cornerback Rashaan Melvin (concussion), linebacker John Simon (neck) and running back Frank Gore (rest day).

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Safeties Darius Butler (ankle) and T.J. Green (hamstring), center Ryan Kelly (knee/pelvis) and defensive tackle Al Woods (knee) were limited.

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