RB Edgerrin James, sidelined two days with a strained hamstring, returned to practice yesterday and could be ready to play when the Colts host the Packers on Sunday.

James, who strained his left hamstring on a late touchdown run last week against Tennessee, took part in individual and team drills before sitting out the final half-hour of practice.

"Edgerrin actually did well, surprisingly well," Coach Tony Dungy said. "Based on what I saw today, he could probably play. So if he comes back [today] and doesn't have any side effects and is able to do just what he did today, then I would think he'd probably play."

If James plays, however, his carries probably will be limited, Dungy said.

* HURRICANE THREATENS GAME: The Dolphins and Steelers were investigating the possibility of moving their game up one day to Saturday because of the looming Hurricane Jeanne.

The Steelers will fly to South Florida today, one day ahead of their typical travel schedule.

Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene said no decision would be made before Friday morning. Hurricane Jeanne may hit Florida's east coast this weekend.

* DUNN UPGRADED: Falcons RB Warrick Dunn returned to practice and is expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals.

Dunn sprained his left knee in last weekend's 34-17 victory over the Rams. He was back at practice after sitting out Wednesday.

"He did everything, just like we thought he would, and he's fine," Coach Jim Mora said after the 21/2-hour workout.

* BROWNS CORNERS MISS PRACTICE: Browns CBs Daylon McCutcheon and Anthony Henry sat out part of practice and could miss Sunday's game against the Giants.

McCutcheon had surgery Tuesday on a middle finger broken in last week's loss at Dallas. He had three pins inserted to stabilize the break. Henry had a concussion and is still suffering from vertigo, Browns Coach Butch Davis said.

-- Associated Press