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July 27, 2012

Cowboys LB Alex Albright says shoulder no longer a pain

Outside linebacker Alex Albright got back to practicing this week, his shoulder fully healthy.

And he felt the difference.

“I’m doing well. No pain, no problems,” he said. “That was kind of the reason they held me out, just to make sure everything is good, and it is.”

Albright, a second-year player who made the team last year undrafted out of Boston College, missed much of the spring while he recovered from surgery on a sore shoulder. He played in all 16 games last year, but the shoulder slowed him down a little bit.

“It just started getting a little sore,” he said. “They said, we can clean it out, it’ll be fine.”

Albright is getting a look at inside linebacker, too, but he’ll be expected to contribute on special teams. Last year, he was third in special teams tackles with 14.

“It’s an opportunity for them to at least try me out somewhere else, just in case,” Albright said of his inside work. “Picking it up quickly. Dan Connor is helping me out. Sean Lee is helping out a lot.”

Albright said the three days of pre-camp work helped.

“The first practice was a little different,” he said. “Not really used to things because I missed OTAs and everything. Took the wind out of me. But got back into it quickly, and I’m ready to go.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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