Sheller update

I spoke to injured UCLA offensive tackle Sean Sheller, who is recovering from a torn ACL and a torn MCL, as well as some nasty abrasions to his ankle, as a result of the off-road vehicle accident he had last month, and he said rehab was going well.
Sheller said his goal is to be ready by spring ball, and that he didn’t believe the injuries he sustained were career-threatening.
As for gaining a sixth year of eligibility, that is a decision for the future. He cannot apply for it until after his fifth year, and since he will be a red-shirt sophomore this season, he has plenty of time to decide on a possible sixth year.
One thing working in his favor, though, is he missed practice most of his freshman season because of a knee injury.

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Coaches camping

Members of UCLA’s offensive coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Norm Chow, paid a visit to Dallas Cowboys camp in Oxnard to take in practice, and perhaps learn a thing or two.
Also, UCLA offensive line coach Bob Palcic visited the Houston Texans for the same purpose.

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Bell release

This is a release from UCLA about Kahlil Bell being medically cleared for practice:

UCLA senior tailback Kahlil Bell, the team’s leading rusher in 2007, has been cleared for full practice. UCLA opens Fall camp next Tuesday, August 5.

Bell tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the first quarter of the Washington State contest (game number eight) and had surgery a few weeks later. He did not participate in Spring Practice.
Bell rushed for 728 yards in UCLA’s first seven games and had already gained 67 yards on four carries, including a 50-yard touchdown, when he was injured in Pullman, WA. He finished with 795 yards and his average of 99.4 yards would have ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in 2007 (he did not play enough games to qualify for the rnakings).
Redshirt freshman tailback Raymond Carter, who injured his right anterior cruciate ligament on the second day of Fall camp a year ago, was cleared for full practice a few weeks ago.

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The Waiting Game

I ran into former UCLA football players Chris Markey and Kevin Brown on campus this week and both said they are staying in shape and waiting for an NFL team to call.
Brown learned quickly what a meat-market business the NFL is while with the Seattle Seahawks. He was getting ready to head out for his first practice of camp when word came the Seahawks signed draft pick Lawrence Jackson, and Brown was the casualty. He was released before he could get on the practice field.

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