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Miami OT Winston ready to return from injury
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - He already was good. Really good. Experts touted him as a high first-round NFL draft pick this past spring.
A serious knee injury put those pro plans on hold. Now, Eric Winston is back to prove he's better than ever.
Miami's left tackle is healthy and cleared to participate when the Hurricanes open camp on Aug. 8, when he'll start his mission to regain - or exceed - the form that left scouts drooling and opponents leery.
"If I would have not gotten hurt, I would have been top five in the draft, gotten a ton of money and I would have been some little kid with $20 million in my bank account and probably doing something stupid right now," the 6-foot-7, 310-pound Winston said. "Getting hurt kind of puts everything back in perspective."