Amobi Okoye not in pads yet

August, 19, 2014
Aug 19
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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are continuing to take it slow with the recovery of Amobi Okoye, who was cleared last week to return to full football activities.

Okoye remains on the non-football injury list as he returns from anti-NMDA encephalitis, a potentially fatal brain illness that had him in a medically-induced coma for roughly three months last year. He will continue to increase his conditioning work before he gets on the field in full pads.

He will have to be activated off the NFI list in order to practice with the team.

Linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck), cornerback Sterling Moore (groin), offensive tackle Darrion Weems (shoulder), safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) are not practicing.

Cornerback Brandon Carr is in pads for his first full practice of training camp. Cornerback Morris Claiborne is also in pads but it’s not clear how much he will work in practice as he returns from a shoulder injury. Tight end Gavin Escobar was forced out of Saturday’ preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens with a shoulder injury but he is in full pads.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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