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With new lease on his football life, Maryland safety Conyers progresses toward game competition

With new lease on his football life, Maryland safety Conyers progresses toward game competition

The baby steps began last spring, when Denzel Conyers was able to get back onto the football field for light individual workouts six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Buoyed by the news that the NCAA had granted the fifth-year Maryland senior a sixth year of eligibility, Conyers turned his focus toward getting cleared for full contact once the Terps started preseason practice earlier this month.

When that happened, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound safety wanted to show second-year head coach DJ Durkin he was ready to regain the starting role he had won before getting injured at Central Florida in the third game last season.

A big step in that process took...

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