Anderson: I'll play

Updated: 8:10 p.m.

Right tackle Willie Anderson practiced for the second straight day Thursday and he said he'll play Sunday against the Jets.

"They said it's up to me to play with the pain," Anderson said. "I think God put me in a position to come back early for a reason. I really believe this week is the start of something special for me and this team."

Meanwhile on the left side, Levi Jones said he went back to the tape to see why he struggled and got benched last Sunday. He said it's matter of continuing to play with his blend of speed and aggressiveness rather than adopting another style.

Also Thursday, running back Chris Perry donned pads for the first time since dislocating his ankle nearly a year ago in the Nov. 26 shutout in Cleveland.

He is working on the side and indications are he has yet to practice with the team, meaning he may not be taken off the physically unable to perform list (PUP) until next week.

A couple notables were back at practice Thursday, including safety Madieu Williams and tight end Reggie Kelly. But the others who were listed on Wednesday's "Did Not Participate in Practice" portion of the injury report - linebacker Ahmad Brooks, wide receiver Antonio Chatman, running back Rudi Johnson, and linebackers Corey Mays and Caleb Miller - also didn't work Thursday.

Johnson was dressed in sweats and it didn't look like he was even going to do any work on the side. Wide receiver Chad Johnson (ankle) wasn't dressed, although it looks like he's just getting a rest.

Anderson, strong safety Dexter Jackson (knee), tight end Reggie Kelly (ankle) and cornerback Deltha O'Neal (back) worked in limited fashion.

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