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Claiborne Returns to Practice

Mo Claiborne suffered a dislocated shoulder in the season opener

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Claiborne Returns to Practice

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Morris Claiborne returned to practice on Wednesday, after suffering a dislocated left shoulder in the win over the New York Giants.

The play came in the third quarter, as Claiborne tackled Giants tight end (and much larger man) Brandon Myers.It looked like a standard, even textbook tackle. But afterward, Claiborne remained on the ground, writhing in pain. He had the shoulder popped back in and returned to the game with a brace on in the fourth quarter.

Claiborne was limited to non-contact drills on Wednesday, but the second-year corner was encouraged by how he felt on the field.

“When I first started off it was a little tight but once I got going and got it loosened up a little bit, it felt pretty good,” Claiborne said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t have full range of motion with [the brace] on, but it was good enough that I could still catch balls.”

New defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin believes the mere fact that Claiborne suited up on Wednesday speaks to his character.

“A lot of guys might not have put the pads on today,” Kiffin said. “He put the pads on. That shows us a lot about Mo. He’s trying to do it. But he’s definitely banged up.”

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