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Cornerback Brian Williams Set On Playing Against Dolphins

Veteran cornerback Brian Williams is reportedly feeling healthy enough to give it a go this Saturday night when the Atlanta Falcons square off against the Miami Dolphins in what will be the third preseason affair for both teams.The 31-year old Williams has sat out the team’s first two preseason contests due to an ailing knee that’s not yet at 100% following reconstructive surgery last season.

“Brian has been practicing full-go only once a day over probably the last seven or eight practices,” [head coach Mike] Smith said Tuesday. “We’re hoping nothing flares up, and he’ll be able to participate in the game.”

It could be now or never for Williams’s career. That may sound a bit dramatic, but considering his age, a potential lockout in 2011, and the never-ending desire for teams to cultivate their young talent, Williams could stand to catch a break with his knee and make it through this season unscathed injury-wise. His quest back begins in earnest this weekend.

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