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McIntosh Points to Training Camp For Return

Rocky McIntosh continues to show progress rehabbing his knee injury and the third-year linebacker hopes to participate in June OTAs on a limited basis.

His goal? Be fully healthy for the start of training camp in mid-July.

"I definitely have my eye on training camp to get out there," he said.

McIntosh suffered a knee ligament injury in Week 15 last season, sidelining him for the final two regular season games and the Redskins' playoff game.

June is the sixth month of McIntosh's rehab. It typically takes at least six months to return from a knee ligament injury, but it's sometimes longer.

Some players don't feel back at full strength until a full year after knee ligament surgery.

"You never know what's going to happen [in rehabbing a knee injury]," McIntosh said. "You just try to stay strong and look to training camp."

The Redskins' OTAs resume on June 2 and continue for a two-week span.

McIntosh hopes to participate in some individual drills.

"Conditioning-wise, I'm good," he said. "Health-wise, I'm getting there. I want to go out there and practice, do some drills and keep on progressing."

He added: "I don't want to run away from anything and I don't want to be left behind."

McIntosh emerged as a starter in his second NFL season, finishing with 105 tackles (70 solo), three sacks and three forced fumbles.

He admitted it was hard to watch from the sidelines as the Redskins completed their run to the postseason, playing in honor of the late Sean Taylor.

"I really wanted to finish last year," he said. "But I have next year to go out there and do it again. I just want to go out there and make people proud--make Sean proud of me to go out there and play like he would."

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