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TE Ingram Back On Practice Field

Tight end Cornelius Ingram had a Baker's cyst in the back of his knee drained last Thursday and did not make the trip to Kansas City. After having over nine ounces of fluid removed, Ingram said that he felt good enough to get back on the practice field Sunday.

"I feel good today, so I'm going to be out there," Ingram said. "It feels better already. I feel good now. That's the most important thing."

Ingram re-tore the ACL in his knee during last year's training camp and missed the entire season. The fluid buildup became an issue shortly after Eagles Flight Night! Ingram said. Ingram missed some practice time as fluid seeped into his calf and caused it to swell. Ingram fought through it as much as he could. It got to the point where the Eagles decided that Ingram needed an MRI on the knee.

"It was one of those things where I didn't know what was going on," Ingram said. "My knee had been feeling fine. When I went and got my MRI, there was nothing wrong with the knee."

Ingram played in the first two preseason games, which were his first live snaps since his 2007 season at the University of Florida. A fifth-round pick in 2009, Ingram is in a battle with Clay Harbor and Nate Lawrie for a backup spot behind Brent Celek.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 1:10 p.m., August 29

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