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Jean-Gilles: Dehydration A Result Of Surgery

Guard Max Jean-Gilles was back on the field on Monday morning after being sidelined for Sunday afternoon's practice with dehydration.

Jean-Gilles said that it's the result of the lap-band procedure that he underwent in the offseason to lose weight.

"I can't pump liquids like I want to," Jean-Gilles said after practice.

Jean-Gilles has a friend in former NFL offensive lineman and current NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes, who has also undergone the procedure. Dukes warned Jean-Gilles about the struggles that could be in store.

"Jamie Dukes called me up and told me it's going to be a tough process to deal with, keeping fluids in your body," Jean-Gilles said. "He says, 'You just have to keep going with it and fight it.'"

A former fourth-round pick in 2006 out of Georgia, Jean-Gilles reported to camp at 349 pounds after being close to 400 pounds. He has been the first-team left guard in the absence of Todd Herremans. Mike McGlynn took Jean-Gilles' spot at Sunday's practice. Jean-Gilles is playing under a one-year contract.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:15 p.m., August 2

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