Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Devin Street, Ben Gardner health update
By Calvin Watkins
The Cowboys have two draft picks entering this weekend’s rookie minicamp recovering from injuries. Wide receiver Devin Street -- the team's fifth-round pick -- missed the final three games of the 2013 season with Pittsburgh dealing with shoulder, ankle and elbow injuries.
His shoulder was the biggest issue, and it prevented him from completing bench press workouts during the combine. Yet, during a private workout with Cowboys wide receiver coach Derek Dooley he was able to complete the work.
Street told the Cowboys’ website he’s 100 percent healthy.
"Definitely ready to go fully, 100 percent healthy," Street told Cowboys.com. "I met with the training staff, I’m all cleared to go. I fell a little bit in the draft -- it doesn’t matter, though. I’m at the place I want to be."
Defensive tackle Ben Gardner -- a seventh-round pick from Stanford -- was cleared by an independent doctor last week for football activities from a torn pectoral muscle suffered last October.
Gardner and Street both said their injuries damaged their stock with NFL teams in the draft.
“I think the guys are pretty healthy in general,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We think Gardner will be ready to go. There are a couple of guys that have some exam type situations this week, but we do anticipate for the most part everybody being in here and ready to go.”