Found August 19, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
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BY DAN BEGNOCHEPro Bowl names have been frequenting the New England Patriots' injury report this offseason, from Gronk's ongoing forearm and back problems to Tom Brady's most recent knee saga.One name that hasn't been present is that of linebacker Dane Fletcher, and his return has already proved an asset.Fletcher, out of commission all of 2012 following a knee injury this time last year, has had ample time to recover and was able to fully participate in OTAs this spring. Now heading into his third preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, the 26-year-old is not the only one feeling confident about his progress."Dane has worked really hard," coach Bill Belichick told reporters Monday. "He worked hard last season during the fall, after the surgery. While everybody else was playing, he was working hard in the weight room and rehabbing. He had a full spring. Fortunately for this year, the injury occurred early last year so he had almost a full ...
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