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"We're all upbeat that he's up walking around and wants to play football again," Burkholder said. "He wants to play. Heck, he would've practiced this afternoon if we would've let him. That's normal and that's why he's a great player in the National Football League because he has great drive."
Burkholder said the Eagles are taking a cautious approach.
"As the guy who has to be responsible for Mike, I have to pull the reins back and make sure we know exactly what we have before we turn him back," Burkholder said. "We want to get him to make sure he safely can live his life and play football, if that's what he wants to do and that's what the doctors say is safe for him."
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