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Easley excited to go Saturday

Posted by Chris Brown on August 11, 2011 – 1:52 pm

Marcus Easley returned to practice from his hyperextended knee on Wednesday night. Now that he’ll get two practices in head coach Chan Gailey plans to have him play in the preseason opener Saturday night at Chicago. For Easley it will be his first ever preseason game after missing last year’s preseason due to his season-ending knee injury the first week in camp.

“I can’t really put it into words,” he said. “It’s been long overdue. It’s been over a year now and it’s my first time ever playing in a professional football game so I’m really excited and looking forward to it.”

Easley admitted there will be a lot of emotions running through him when he comes out of the tunnel Saturday night, but he’s going to do his best to just concern himself with his assignments.

“I’m going to try to stay as focused as I can,” he said. “A little nervous, but excited at the same time. Like I said before it’s been a long time coming. I’m just going to try to keep the emotions (in check) and stay level-headed and stay in the playbook and just hope for the best while I’m out there.”

Gailey said Easley will play his normal allotment of time with the second unit since he knows the system so well from all his meeting room time last year.

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