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Aug 5, 2011 2:18 AM by Lee Douglas

Dawkins thrilled to be on the football field again

DENVER (AP) - Broncos safety Brian Dawkins says it's a huge relief to return to practice now that NFL players have ratified a new, 10-year collective bargaining agreement.

On Thursday, newcomers and players who had been held out of practices due to labor-agreement fine print were participating in drills at the Broncos' afternoon practice.

For the first time the Broncos were whole, as 10 players joined coach John Fox in pads, not as spectators.

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