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August 6, 2002

Lelie Back, Feeling Good

(Greeley, Colorado-AP) -- Denver Broncos receiver Ashley Lelie returned to practice today after missing a week of training camp with a strained hamstring.

Lelie, the Broncos' first round draft pick out of Hawaii, ran nearly full speed in most of the drills and said he didn't feel any pain. He says he expects to play when the Broncos open the preseason Saturday against Chicago.

Lelie says he's about 90 percent. Lelie had a good minicamp in June and had impressed the coaching staff in camp before straining his right hamstring July 29th.

Even though he missed a week of camp, Lelie was still listed as the second receiver behind Rod Smith when the depth chart came out yesterday.

In his first practice back, Lelie didn't look like he had lost much ground. The return of Lelie came at a good time for the Broncos. The team announced before practice that Rob Moore, who signed with Denver in the offseason, had been released.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APNP-08-06-02 1351HDT

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