Originally written on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 11/1/11
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Andrew Economos said he's grateful the Bucs organization remained committed to him during a sixth-month rehabilitation from a torn Achilles injury. Economos will return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs released UCLA rookie longsnapper Christian Yount to make room for Economos. "They've been awesome to me here, I mean absolutely awesome,'' Economos said. "I can't say enough about that. They never once led me to think I was not going to be here.  "Once they could talk to me outside of the lockout and figure out what was going on and how I was doing, when I came back, I was a lot better off than they might have thought. We talked about it, got together a plan and here we are.'' The Achilles ruptured in the middle of the tendon, which Economos said was the best-case scenario. A rupture by the heel or near the calf would require more rehab. Economos said doctors used a hamstring tendon from a cadaver and intertwined it 'like a rope,' with the repaired tendon....
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