NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Ricky Williams, recovering from a broken bone in his ankle, will not return to the New Orleans Saints until the playoffs.

Williams, injured in November, got a positive report after an X-ray on Friday, but has not worked out since then.

``He is just not ready to practice,'' Saints coach Jim Haslett said. ``His foot is bothering him some. He has got some tendinitis and he is just not ready yet.

``He hasn't done anything for four days now. He knows. He understood. I talked to him the other day about it. He came up Tuesday and we sat down and talked. He knows that he is not ready either.''