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RT Colombo Encouraged By Practice Run



    Right tackle Marc Colombo practiced on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-August to clean up some loose particles in the joint, and emerged encouraged by the results.

    I just wanted to try and get back out there and get moving and hit some people,” Colombo said, per ESPN Dallas. “We’ve been doing a lot of good rehab and working my leg and getting myself back to where I need to be, and I just needed to go out there and thud up with some people. That was an area of concern yesterday and I felt pretty good.”

    Offensive line coach Hudson Houck said yesterday that he wouldn’t be surprised if Colombo emerged on the other side of the surgery better than he was before; we won’t go that far, but it is looking increasingly likely that Colombo will be available for Sunday’s home opener against Chicago. As anyone who watched the Washington game could tell you, that’s a good thing.

    Colombo hopes that by not rushing back to the field, as he did last season, to some degree, he will play at a higher level than when we last saw him, in the team’s season-ending loss in Minnesota.

    “Late in your career, you want to make sure you’re 100 percent,” Colombo said. “Last year it was a playoff race. I did everything I could. I felt like I was ready. It was on me. I should have played better. I didn’t come out and play the way I should have.

    “This year I tried everything to get back for last week and it didn’t work out. I’m hoping I can really help my team now.”

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