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August 10, 2012

Dockery earns first-team reps at guard, seeks to push for starting job

Derrick Dockery, a former Texas player who signed as a free agent after the start of training camp, took first-team reps at left guard during the afternoon practice. Dockery, a 10-year NFL veteran who spent last season with the Cowboys, is hoping to take advantage of recent injuries to interior linemen to work his way into the lineup.

At present, three guards _ Nate Livings (hamstring), Kevin Kowalski (ankle) and Bill Nagy (ankle) _ are out with injuries, meaning Dockery has a chance to turn some heads in workouts and in Monday’s pre-season game at Oakland.  

“Yeah. For me, personally, I’m coming in to compete,” Dockery said. “If that opportunity is there, I want to make sure that I’m ready. I know that they signed (other players) and I’ve got to come in and fight for a position. Whatever I can do to help my teammates and help each other improve is what I’m here for.”

_ Jimmy Burch


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