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Chukwurah probably out for season opener

Bucs LB Patrick Chukwurah

Patrick Chukwurah wants to be back for this weekend's season opener against Seattle. But both he and head coach Jon Gruden said Monday that they're not sure if that's realistic as Chukwurah rehabs a partially torn MCL.

Right defensive end Patrick Chukwurah said Monday that he's making progress in rehabbing the partially torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, which has kept him off the field since Aug. 25. Chukwurah called himself "day-by-day," in terms of his status for Sunday's season opener against Seattle. "I'm taking baby steps," Chukwurah said. "It's getting better. I'm not going to sit here... Recommended Stories

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