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James Rodgers cleared for practice

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State flanker James Rodgers has been cleared to practice in a "limited fashion" after two knee surgeries.

Rodgers' status was announced by coach Mike Riley on Wednesday. The Beavers start fall practice on Monday.

Riley says Rodgers will practice on a limited basis for an undetermined time. More information is expected next week after Riley meets with the team physician and trainer.

When he hurt his left knee last season, Rodgers was ranked sixth in the nation with an average of 176.75 all-purpose yards. He was averaging 18.33 yards on punt returns and 28.67 yards on kickoff returns.

He was granted a fifth year of eligibility because of the injury.