Montrae Holland has undergone some visible changes since we’ve seen him last. Namely, the guard who spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before being cut at the end of training camp--and then brought back into the fold following the season-ending injury to starter Bill Nagy--is ten pounds lighter.
Holland reportedly spent over a week at an offensive line academy in Cleveland, where he worked on his mobility. With Nagy’s injury, and Holland’s familiarity with the offense, some have wondered whether a starting job could be in the cards for Holland--it’s worth noting too, that Holland was more or less named the starter before injuries slowed him down in camp, allowing the rookie Nagy to jump him on the depth chart.
"Too early to tell right now," Holland said of a potential starting role, per ESPN Dallas. "Just trying to get my feet back on the ground, brush up on the playbook, it's been about six weeks. Just want to come in get back with the playbook, practice, get some rust off, that's my main thing right now."
At any rate, Holland believes his weight loss will help his performance.
"I was a little heavier, it was nothing I couldn't play with, I've been heavier," he said. "It's just the way it is I guess. They thought I was too heavy, I took it as an opportunity to try and change that. I went worked and got lighter."
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