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Bucs linebacker Mason Foster could play vs. Saints



The status of Bucs rookie Mason Foster became a little clearer today when the starting middle linebacker returned to practice for the first time this week.

Foster has been dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered against the 49ers last Sunday. He missed Wednesday's and Thursday's practices but was not limited in today's workout, the team said.

"I practiced today and got to run around a little bit," Foster said. "It felt good."

Asked how the injury occurred, Foster said, "I was avoiding a cut block and going to make a tackle at the same time. I kind of got rolled up on (from behind). I got up and thought I would be able to play. I guess I was limping too much and I couldn't run, so they ended up pulling me out. Then I just got treatment throughout the week. It's getting better every day.

"I feel like I'm good to go."

[Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2011 2:12pm]


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