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Cordaro Howard update

Posted by Chris Brown on August 5, 2011 – 11:31 am

Bills OL Cordaro Howard, who made the squad as a rookie and appeared in 10 games with four starts, is still on the Active PUP list. He’s been feverishly rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder after suffering a torn labrum and rotator cuff damage last season. At this point in camp however, he’s not quite ready to return to practice.

“It’s coming along pretty good,” he said. “It’s been tough rehabbing every day, running every day staying in shape. Now we’re just testing it to see where it is in terms of strength. It was a successful shoulder surgery and the way the offseason went I took care of my business. To this point it’s just not where it needs to be.”

Howard, who played guard and tackle last season, still needs to work on getting the shoulder up to NFL game strength while also building the muscles in his shoulder to the point where they have the endurance to last 60 to 70 plays in an NFL game.

“That’s it,” he said. “Everything else is fine in there and has been evaluated by the doctors and everything. Now we’re just worrying about strengthening it.”

As for a timetable Howard says he hopes to come off of PUP by the end of camp, which is around Aug. 18th. That could enable him to play in at least the Bills last two preseason games, giving him enough preparation for the 2011 season.

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