Dockett had been limited in practice with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the Sept. 30 game against the Miami Dolphins. Schofield has been limited in practices for much of this season with a sore knee. Their returns signal a front line that is regaining its health, but it comes at the same time that the defensive backfield is getting hit hard by injuries.
Cornerback Greg Toler and safety Kerry Rhodes did not practice on Thursday. Toler is dealing with a hamstring problem, and Rhodes sat out with a back issue.
Fullback Anthony Sherman also sat out with knee injury.
Nickel cornerback Michael Adams and linebacker Quentin Groves were limited with hamstring injuries, while tight end Todd Heap was limited because of a knee issue.
As expected to be the case for a long while, quarterback Kevin Kolb remained out of practice due to his rib injuries suffered against the Buffalo Bills.