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Darrel Young Nearing Return To Redskins

by Grant Paulsen
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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Darrel Young returned to practice on Monday for the first time since he strained his hamstring on July 30. The Washington Redskins fullback wasn’t able to fully participate in full, but was nonetheless pleased with his workout.

“I felt great,” said Young. “That was the first time I ran and didn’t feel anything.”

The second-year player hopes to be a full-go at Wednesday’s practice.

Young, 25, was a college linebacker at Villanova. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan converted him to fullback, where Young spent the 2011 season as a starter for Washington. A physical player who enjoys contact, Young proved athletic enough to make plays in the passing game late last season when he caught a pass in 10 of the Redskins’ final 11 games.

“It’s brutal,” Young said about being on the sideline for the past three weeks.

“I’m finally in a position where I want to be. Being in the NFL and playing. I’m not a coach, I don’t want to be a coach. I want to play. You can’t make the team in the cold tub, I know that. I just want to be able to help this team any way I can.”

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