Marcus Leak limited by injury in return to Maryland practice

Marcus Leak limited by injury in return to Maryland practice
March 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
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COLLEGE PARK--Maryland wide receiver Marcus Leak was limited in the team’s first practice of the spring while suffering tightness in his hamstring, head coach Randy Edsall told the media at the conclusion of the practice Saturday.

Leak, who was not part of the team in 2013 after taking a personal leave of absence, has been looking to assimilate himself into the team during the spring before training camp begins in August.

“Hopefully that will come around,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “He didn’t really do too much today….We knew coming in he had a little bit of a tight hamstring so, you know, he tried to go but wasn’t able to really get things done today.”

During his sophomore season, he caught 23 passes for 393 yards before going down with a toe injury. His career high came on Oct. 20 of that year, when he had four receptions for 94 yards. It was in that game that he suffered the season-ending injury.

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He will have to mesh with sixth-year quarterback C.J. Brown, though early indications are that neither player expects there to be a problem.

“He’s fired up. He’s very grateful and humble to be back,” Brown said on Saturday. “He’s been working his tail off on the field and off the field, especially in the film room … I’m excited for him to get healthy and get back out here.”

Leak joins a receiving corps that also includes the injured Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, as well as Levern Jacobs, Amba Etta-Tawo, Nigel King, and Taivon Jacobs. By the fall, four-star wide receiver Juwann Winfree is also expected to be in College Park.

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