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Quarless, finally healthy: 'I have to really get after it'

7:38 PM, Sep. 27, 2013
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless, left, catches a pass against Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall during a game at Lambeau Field on Sept. 15, 2013. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless, left, catches a pass against Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall during a game at Lambeau Field on Sept. 15, 2013. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
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The swelling was more frustrating than painful. It was a constant reminder of how much further Andrew Quarless had to go each time he looked down at his surgically repaired knee.

It took nearly 22 months for that knee to completely heal and for the Green Bay Packers' fourth-year tight end to return to the football field in any meaningful capacity, testing his patience and making the timeline for recovery feel more like decades.

The impetus for the inactivity couldn't have been more gruesome. With his family watching from the stands, Quarless' right knee imploded during the fourth quarter of a ...

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